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And around a racetrack, the Corvette wouldn’t have a chance. Not in speeds, laptimes, or handling behavior. I know, I've driven one.
-Jason Cammisa
Read More: https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/29/2020-ford-shelby-gt500-first-drive/



Interesting thing, the base GT500 with rear +2 seats weighs 4,171 lbs, so the leaked 4,225 lbs figure is not the actual base weight.

The Carbon Fiber Track Package's Carbon Fiber wheels should save approximately 50 lbs, this package also gets rear-seat delete which should shave an extra 45 to 50 lbs.

 

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Then there’s this.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a29617093/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-drive/?utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&utm_source=facebook&src=socialflowFBCAD

“Think of the naturally aspirated, manual-transmission-only GT350 as Ford's own Porsche 911 GT3 and the Shelby GT500 as Ford's 911 GT2 RS, and you'll understand both how similar and different these two cars are. Yeah, we're comparing Mustangs to Porsche's best sports cars. The Shelby GT500 is that good.“
 

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2020 Shelby GT500 Can Do The Quarter Mile In 10.61 At 133 MPH

https://youtu.be/KEsted6S8kg

At the official media launch Ford organized in Las Vegas for the GT500, REVan Evan did the quarter mile in an already impressive 10.89 seconds at 130 mph (209 kph), but he later had the opportunity to improve his time. In a private test conducted at the Bradenton Motorsports Pack in Florida, he managed to shave off 0.28 seconds compared to his initial run and ended up with a time of 10.61 at 133 mph (214 kph) with a completely stock car.
Read More: https://www.motor1.com/news/379132/2020-shelby-gt500-quarter-mile/
 

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Then there’s this.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a29617093/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-drive/?utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&utm_source=facebook&src=socialflowFBCAD

“Think of the naturally aspirated, manual-transmission-only GT350 as Ford's own Porsche 911 GT3 and the Shelby GT500 as Ford's 911 GT2 RS, and you'll understand both how similar and different these two cars are. Yeah, we're comparing Mustangs to Porsche's best sports cars. The Shelby GT500 is that good.“
"...but but but...C/D hates everything but BMW and Honda!! They HATE Ford!!"

Sorry, I have to mock that stuff. Yes, they're as flawed as any other car mag (their reviews of stripped Explorers vs optioned-up Kias/Hyundais is pretty annoying), but a lot of the bad press Ford got was, well, earned. Some people forget just how ridiculous Ford's "leadership" got through the whole Trotman/Nasser/PAG years, with the Crown Vic and the Mustang on platforms old enough to vote and/or drink, and with Lincoln marginalized into a fluffier variant of the murdered Mercury.

I'm hoping that the new Bronco, Fusion, and what-not will combine with the VW partnership into a truly great era for the company.
 

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Then there’s this.
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a29617093/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-drive/?utm_medium=social-media&utm_campaign=socialflowFBCD&utm_source=facebook&src=socialflowFBCAD

“Think of the naturally aspirated, manual-transmission-only GT350 as Ford's own Porsche 911 GT3 and the Shelby GT500 as Ford's 911 GT2 RS, and you'll understand both how similar and different these two cars are. Yeah, we're comparing Mustangs to Porsche's best sports cars. The Shelby GT500 is that good.“
"...but but but...C/D hates everything but BMW and Honda!! They HATE Ford!!"

Sorry, I have to mock that stuff. Yes, they're as flawed as any other car mag (their reviews of stripped Explorers vs optioned-up Kias/Hyundais is pretty annoying), but a lot of the bad press Ford got was, well, earned. Some people forget just how ridiculous Ford's "leadership" got through the whole Trotman/Nasser/PAG years, with the Crown Vic and the Mustang on platforms old enough to vote and/or drink, and with Lincoln marginalized into a fluffier variant of the murdered Mercury.

I'm hoping that the new Bronco, Fusion, and what-not will combine with the VW partnership into a truly great era for the company.
100% correct! Ford’s leadership is **** and the current crop deserves their ass kicked out too...I have low hopes anything coming out of the current team will be good...except maybe the 21-22 F150...
 

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100% correct! Ford’s leadership is **** and the current crop deserves their ass kicked out too...I have low hopes anything coming out of the current team will be good...except maybe the 21-22 F150...
No...not even vaguely equivalent.

The move to CUVs reflects the market, however boring some of us may find them. The Mustang currently has capabilities that were limited to supercars pretty recently, and the the GT500 is apparently an absolute performance bargain.

The new Super Duty, the new V8, the strategy involving the Bronco brand, the imminent electric models...all miles wiser than the stupidity that marginalized quality and let American Ford cars rot on the vine in the name of buying toy brands.

So, you're wrong-by miles-again, and as usual.
 
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