Last week the Goodwood Festival of Speed was underway, and one of the cars we most wanted to see take on the hill was the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Ford had professional drifter Vaught Gittin Jr. take the car up the hill, which we didn’t care for. Not that Gittin isn’t a fantastic driver, but he is a drifter, and a drifter is going to drift. We wanted to see legitimately how fast the 2020 GT500 could run up the hill.
Ford and Gittin weren’t interested in all-out speed as he takes his time out of the starting gate, smoking the tires for the fans and getting sideways. After wasting a good bit of time, he gets down to business and flogs the 2020 GT500 up the hill in anger with no more drifting.
What we can tell from the video is that the 2020 GT500 sounds good. Our ears can’t pick up any blower whine, which is a bit disappointing. The car sounds like a proper Mustang with a throaty V8 roar as it flies up the hill. The car Gittin is driving is a Grabber Lime with the Carbon Fiber Track Package.
The only thing we wish is that Ford had put a driver behind the wheel that was serious about going up the hill as fast as possible. We have no idea what time the 2020 GT500 made up the hill. The 2020 GT500 will be a low production car limited to 5,000 units. Ford has confirmed that the GT500 V8 Predator engine makes 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 starts at $73,995 and can reach around $90,000 with all the options.