The massive 760-hp supercharged V-8 in the Ford Mustang GT 500 launches the coupe with gut-busting power, and its incredible grip results in feelings of exhilaration, nausea, or both.
Not only is the Mustang Shelby GT500 the strongest Mustang ever, but Ford has never produced a road vehicle with more power.
The Ford Mustang GT500's performance is improved when the Carbon Fiber Track Pack is chosen, but it also costs almost a fourth as much as the Shelby.
Some owners will find it more beneficial to use that money to purchase gasoline for the beast's insatiable thirst or to cover the incoming wave of speeding tickets.
Ford is releasing a limited-edition Heritage Edition of the current model in honour of the 55th anniversary of the release of the original Mustang Shelby GT500 in 2022.
The price for the commemorative appearance is $2140, but that is for vinyl stripes; hand-painted stripes cost an additional $10,000.
Costing $18,500, the Carbon Fiber Track Pack includes 20-inch carbon fibre wheels, aerodynamic add-ons, stickier Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and additional weight-saving components.
With splitter wickers and a Gurney flap, the Mustang GT 500's handling kit improves aerodynamics and provides front suspension adjustability.
The Mustang Shelby GT500 has the most potent engine ever fitted to a Ford production vehicle hiding behind its intimidating face.
The engine, appropriately dubbed Predator, is a 5.2-liter V-8 supercharged engine that generates 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque.
The Shelby GT500, which was built for racing, shows that digital muscle cars can outperform more exotic vehicles like the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Lamborghini Huracán Evo in terms of lap times.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's standard adaptive dampers offer a forgiving ride quality despite its sporty appearance.
The 760-hp V-8 in the Shelby GT500 is the antithesis of a fuel-efficient engine. The government predicts it will only achieve 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
The inside of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is fairly identical to that of its mainstream sibling. The inside of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is fairly identical to that of its mainstream sibling.
The Mustang Shelby GT500's infotainment system is remarkably similar to that of the standard Mustang: an 8.0-inch touchscreen that works with Ford's Sync 3 program.