At 4,225 Pounds, The 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 Is One Heavy Brute

An 86-page e-book for the 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 has emerged online thanks to Mustang6g and reveals a number of previously-unknown details about the most powerful road-going ‘Stang ever made.

One of the most important pieces of information listed in the e-book provided to Ford dealers and sales staff is that the GT500 has an approximate curb weight of 4,225 lbs (1,916 kg). By comparison, the GT350R weighs more than 400 lbs (181 kg) less than its bigger and more powerful brother, while the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is also significantly lighter at 3890 lbs (1764 kg). At least the GT500 is more slender than the 4,450 lbs (2,018 kg) Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

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While the GT500 is no lightweight, it does have the brakes necessary to bring it to quick and consistent stops when driven hard on a racetrack. Up front there are 16.5-inch multi-piece disc brakes with six-piston Brembo monobloc calipers and, at the rear are, four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers clamping down on 14.5-inch rotors. Another interesting tidbit we’ve noticed is that if you go for the optional Carbon Fiber Track Pack, you also get adjustable strut top mounts that allow owners to adjust the front camber for optimum performance.

The headline of the Mustang GT500, though, is its engine – and what an engine it is! Displacing 5.2-liters, the V8 is fitted with a massive supercharger and pumps out 760 HP and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque. All that is sent to the rear wheels courtesy of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission from Tremec. So, a heavyweight (in the literal sense) it might be, but the GT500 does pack quite a punch too.

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  • LJ

    While the current Mustang is one of my all time favs, it needs to go on a diet for the next gen.

    • Ben

      I wonder if they’ll take the same approach they’ve used for the Ford GT for the next Mustang. I do want the Mustang to lose weight, but they better not take away V8 engines to do so.

      • LJ

        I’d say lighter with a boosted 4 cylinder, a hybrid or full electric version and then the usual selection of V-8’s. Something for everyone.

        • Kagan

          You have ligjter 4 cyl.

          • LJ

            Yes, I know.

        • Don’tBeSoStupid

          How much lighter is a 4 cylinder turbo compared to a aluminum v8?

      • SteersUright

        I’d read somewhere that the Coyote isnt all that heavy of an engine. The car has simply gotten massive. Its the length of a full size sedan and carries many big, heavy components as a result.

    • SteersUright

      It looks fantastic & offer 2 great engines, that really about it. And it does look great, probably the best its looked in years.
      That said, there’s nothing else quite special about any Mustang model. They’re all overweight, poorly packaged, clumsy handling even with greatly increased limits, offer poor fuel economy, poor build quality, cheapo feeling interior, and all at a very high price-tag these days with GT PP2 or GT350 (the only 2 models that I feel matter). Mustang GT PPT or similarly performing but much better made Supra? My money would go to the Supra, base M2, or base C8.

  • Callanish

    It’s not fat, it’s just big boned.

    • Six_Tymes


    • Bo Hanan

      A big girl who can handle her sh#t. Love it!

  • SteersUright

    This entire car is a pointless exercise at that weight. Nothing more than a straight-line competitor to the Challenger Hellcat, another car that I find as pointless and anachronistic.
    With likely miserable fuel economy, emissions (pollution) ratings, and unable to dance through corners, this is not an appealing sports car. Might as well get a used tow-truck. Ever seen one of those move off the line without any payload? And then at least you can make back some of the gas/insurance money on the weekends. lol
    I truly expected so much more from Ford for the GT500.

    • LJ

      Cool story bro.

    • Six_Tymes

      you used a big word, a gold star for you!

    • Kagan

      You have c8.

    • Bo Hanan

      Why are you here?

  • Six_Tymes

    An awesome car, but the weight gain… And from the side, the body on this generation looks too damn long, the previous had spot on proportions. Ill still up vote it for the engineering and performance, and of course that awesome looking front on the GT500.

  • GobbleUp

    Huge disappointment. This and the poor sound compared to the gt350r. What a step back.

    • LJ

      Is it a step back if it outperforms the 350r?

    • rodriguez256

      Poor sound? Have you heard it in sport and teach mode? Hell even the regular setting sounds good.

  • Kagan

    The 350r is probably a better buy, lighter, linear and manual but does not the new c8 destroy them all and at a cheaper price!

  • Wandering_Spirit

    A morbidly obese beauty. The epitome of the BBW of the cardom. 350 forever. This looks more like the craving of an old man who loves some posing. I still love it.

  • Bo Hanan

    I love your sense of humour.

  • Bo Hanan


  • Emoto

    I don’t suppose anyone has seen any performance figures for this car yet, have they?

    • rikmass

      0-60 …3.5…1/4 …10.8

  • rikmass

    I have a base model S550 GT…and for the price of a couple options charged for the GT500( stripes,seats, stereo), I can have a car with similar power,(stage 3 Roush,710hp$7500)and less weight,and great handling(Steeda suspension kit$1179.95)…
    The painted stripes on the GT500 cost more than the combined cost of the mods for the mustang which can be installed in a home garage… I like the GT500 ,but I LOVE MY S550 Mustang and the money I save 😏👍🏼

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