The New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the Most Powerful Civilian Car

That's right; it will be even more powerful than the Ford GT supercar.

To this very day, the most powerful Ford road car has been the Ford GT supercar, but the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 presented at the Detroit Auto Show will take away this title from it.

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The long-standing confrontation between Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger continues. The American brands, one by one, are releasing even more powerful and fast sporty coupes. Today the last word stands for the Mustang GT500.

The Mustang GT500 is fitted with a powerful 5.2-liter «Predator» V8 engine. It is based on the Voodoo aspirated engine, used in the Shelby GT350, and is equipped with a 2.65-liter roots-type supercharger. The coupe produces 760 hp (in comparison with the Ford GT’s max power capacity of 655 hp). The model’s ability rating is named approximately; it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and sprint for 402 m in less than 11 seconds.

The Shelby GT500 is the first Ford Mustang to receive a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The transmission has five operating modes: normal, slippery, sport, drag and track, and also has a Launch control function.

All changes in appearance are dictated by aerodynamics and the need to cool the car units. The Shelby GT500 has six radiators, so the front air intake system is increased by 50% compared to the GT350 model. Two upgrade options are also offered. The Carbon Fiber Track Package includes light carbon wheels, a different body kit, Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and no rear seats. The Handling Package includes adjustable strut top mounts and splitter wickers with integrated diveplane.

The price of the new coupe has not yet been announced, but considering the initial GT350 cost of $59.000, we can assume that the Mustang GT500 will cost all $100.000. The launch of the new supercar is scheduled for the fall when the price list will also be released.

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