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2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Caught On Video

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The forthcoming 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang was captured on video recently, burbling past the camera at a trot wearing head-to-toe camouflage. The clip comes courtesy of the folks at Mustang6G.com, who note that the exhaust note sounds like that of a conventional cross-plane-crank vee engine, rather than the distinctive, exotic timbre of the GT350’s flat-plane V8.

While numerous tuning firms have proven that it’s perfectly possible to supercharge the high-compression, flat-plane-crank “VooDoo” V8 in the Shelby GT350, a common cross-plane-crank design is generally better suited to boost.

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The blown V8 in the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang, which could be named “Predator”, is expected to share the VooDoo’s 5.2-liter displacement, however. Spy pics of the car’s interior suggest that it will be available with a manual transmission, while an automatic option is a given. We’d expect the next Shelby GT500 to stick with Ford’s new 10-speed planetary automatic, which has been deployed in everything from the Mustang EcoBoost to the all-new Expedition, although the people at Mustang6G claim that a different prototype sounded as though it could have a dual-clutch unit.

It’s not out of the question for Ford to turn to the same 7-speed Getrag DCT that shifts the 2017 Ford GT supercar, given the 2020 Shelby GT500’s likely performance envelope and lofty price tag.

In January, Ford officially confirmed the impending return of the Shelby GT500 Mustang in 2019, announcing that peak engine output would exceed 700 horsepower, making it the most potent factory Mustang ever to come from the automaker. We don’t know precisely what figure the Blue Oval is chasing, but it’s safe to say the GT500 will likely exceed the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat’s 707 hp by a comfortable margin.

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Watch the video above to see the forthcoming Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang in action, and stay tuned for more.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. While this is really cool and all, rumor has it that Mopar is coming out with a new 7.0L 426 Hemi for the new Ram Rebel TR which means it wont be long before it makes its way into the challenger and charger and a new SRT-426 is born with 520hp. There’s nothing stopping GM from bringing back it’s 7.0L 427ci V8 from the Z/28 with the new head and cam setup from the LT1 for a 520+hp 427ci V8 and there’s even a rumor that the new raptor will have its own hot 7.0L probably in that same vicinity so whats keeping Ford from bringing back a 428ci Mach 1 and giving the world another go-round with some big cubic inch small block V8 engines? The world needs these kinds of cars, we have enough electric cars and hybrids and turbo-4 cylinder cars already. There are still some of us younger people who crave newer, better versions of the hot rods of yesteryear. Alot of us are really interested in the new V8 powered rear wheel chassis Cadillacs and V8 powered SUVs still and we look forward to the idea of Hemi Powered Ramchargers, V8 powered full size two-door broncos and full size V8 powered Chevy blazers! those vehicles still have a place in our hearts and we miss vehicles like that on the road. so while all of the new little cars are nice in their own rights, there are still a large number of us who are willing to pay for our dream vehicles that never should have gone away.

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