If you just can’t wait until opening day of the North American International Auto Show to see the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, you may be in luck.
Images of an apparent brochure have surfaced on Facebook before spreading to forums like Mustang6G and sites like Jalopnik. While we can’t confirm the brochure’s authenticity, it looks like the real deal as the pictures match up with previous images that we leaked from a dealer presentation last year.
We already knew that the range-topping Mustang would have a supercharged V8 that produces more than 700 hp (522 kW / 709 PS), the pamphlet reveal the engine is a 5.2-liter cross-plane crank. This could be a modified version of the Shelby GT350’s 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8.
The only gearbox mentioned is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) from Tremec driving the rear wheels. Speaking of which, the base GT500 will ride on 20-inch rims wrapped in specially-developed Michelin Pilot 4S high-performance rubber. The wheels are backed up by a high-performance Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers and 420mm discs up front, while four-piston calipers and 370mm discs are found out back.
That’s just the tip of the performance iceberg as the brochure suggests the GT500 will also have a MagneRide adaptive damping system, a carbon composite driveshaft and a lightweight magnesium strut tower brace. Buyers will also find engine, transmission and oil coolers as well as a “high trail knuckle for improved steering response.”
Thanks to Jason for the tip!
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