Just recently, a video showed a pair of 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500s testing in the wild, looking fantastic. That was the first glimpse of the new Shelby GT500 in the Grabber Lime color. But now, we got more photos of a 2020 GT500 in Grabber Lime as it was undergoing final testing. This car looks identical, if not the same exact one, we saw in the video.
The wide fenders combine with a large, double front grille opening and the iconic Shelby snake logo for a menacing look. Meanwhile, the huge, muscular hood measuring 31×28 inches with a heat extractor and black painted stripes is present and accounted for, as are the factory hood pins. We also noticed what looks like a heat exchanger peeking out from under the driver-side turn signal indicator. It’s not clear what the part does, but judging from its size and placement, we believe it’s an oil cooler.
The side views give us an eyeful of the black lower side skirts are there to control airflow. Ford put a lot of work into the aerodynamics of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and it’s apparent from these photos. Black mirror caps are present and accounted for, as are the Shelby Snake on the front fender.
Out back, this Grabber Lime 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 has the uplevel spoiler that would indicate that it’s equipped with either the Carbon Fiber Track Pack or the Handling Package upgrade. If the car were sitting still, then we would be able to see whether the wheels are the exposed carbon fiber units or if the car lacks a rear seat, which is deleted to save weight – both are features of the Carbon Fiber Track Pack. The package also includes exposed 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with 0.5-inch-wider rear wheels (11.5-inch), custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing and splitter wickers with integrated dive plane.
The rear shot also gives us a good look at the massive quad tip exhaust pipes and rear diffuser. The fat rear tires fill out the rear fenders very well, as Ford’s new beast has a minimal gap between the tire and fender at the rear – a look that many Mustang owners try to achieve by installing lowering springs.
This particular 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a sign out back that says “Silent Testing”. We suppose that means that the car is undergoing exhaust testing, since the Mustang’s active exhaust system has different sound level settings, one of which is a quiet mode to keep your neighbors from getting angry if you come home or leave at odd hours.
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