The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is WILD …yet easy to drive? It’s a 760-horsepower American muscle machine that can corner. There’s tremendous noise, wicked speed, and, well, a ton of swears. Seriously, if you’re offended by swears, you might want to skip this one…
Yes, it’s okay to be upset that you can’t get the GT500 with a manual transmission. But be aware that the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic Ford employs here is excellent. It’s on par with Porsche’s PDK. It truly is that good. Couple that gearbox with the always eager engine, magnetic suspension, intelligent traction control, and you have a hefty boy that is eager to rip down the drag strip and around a road course or canyon road.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a monster. But it’s also remarkably easy to drive. It has far better road and road course manners than anything from the Hellcat family. All it’s missing is a bit more supercharger whine, which is something the Hellcat nails.
[Disclaimer: Ford tossed us the keys to the 2020 GT500 and included a tank of fuel. We filled up the tank three more times over the course of one week.]