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Ford's Fastest: The 2020-2021 Shelby GT500

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Producing an insane 760 horsepower, the 2020-2021 GT500 is the most powerful factory-produced car ever built by Ford. In addition to the outrageous horsepower, the 2020 GT500 pumps out 625 lb-ft of neck-snapping torque. And it's not all about brawn either, as this thing looks like a beauty and handles like a dream. Ford is touting how powerful this Mustang is while still being street-legal, but you know we can't wait to make it street-Lethal so you can tear up the strip or track. We've been following its development since the very beginning, and you can read all of our 2020 Shelby GT500 updates to see how far we've come!

2020-2021 Ford Shelby GT500 Specs — Enter The Predator

This Mustang's engine was designed to hunt down and destroy the competition. The supercharged 5.2L cross-plane crank V8, aptly known as The Predator, is made of high-quality aluminum alloy. The stock 2020-2021 GT500 specs include:

760 hp
625 lb-ft
5.2L Cross-Plane Crank V8 with Inverted 2.65L TVS Supercharger
7500 RPM
Compression Ratio:
9.5 : 1
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission with a Composite Carbon Fiber Driveshaft
Front Brakes:
Brembo 6-Piston Calipers Mounted to 16.5” 2-Piece Vented Rotors
Rear Brakes:
Brembo 4-Piston Calipers Mounted to 14.5" 2-Piece Vented Rotors
20" Gloss Black Flow-Formed
305/30/20 & 315/30/20 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
1/4 Mile Time:
10.7 seconds

As a great man once said, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time." Well, with the 2020 Shelby GT500, you'll be able to live a quarter-mile pretty fast — under eleven seconds to be exact. The Predator has plenty of power, and the rest of the car can back it up.

The Most Aerodynamic Mustang — Ever?

According to Ford, that's the case, at least when considering stock Mustangs. The efficient front splitter, belly pan with reverse wing, 6.2 square ft. hood vent and optional side splitters are highly effective at channeling airflow, leading to a 50% increase over the Shelby GT350. The 2020-2021 GT500's aerodynamic design also pushes it toward having the fastest acceleration, with plenty of cooling as well. The cooling system, including six heat exchangers (you read that right), can extract up to 230KW of heat from the supercharged Predator engine.

What's New for the 2021 Shelby GT500?

The 2020 GT500 was available in 11 eye-snatching colorways:

  • Twister Orange
  • Rapid Red
  • Velocity Blue
  • Grabber Lime
  • Ford Performance Blue
  • Shadow Black
  • Magnetic
  • Iconic Silver
  • Kona Blue
  • Race Red
  • Oxford White

For the 2021 GT 500, Grabber Lime, Kona Blue and Magnetic are out, replaced by:

  • Grabber Yellow
  • Carbonized Gray
  • Antimatter Blue

Also new for the 2021 Shelby GT500 is an optional Carbon Fiber Handling Package.

Upgrade the 2020-2021 GT500, With Parts and Accessories From Lethal Performance

While the optional Carbon Track Package and Carbon Fiber Handling Package will give you some significant upgrades, at Lethal Performance, we always want more. More power. More speed. More everything. Browse our selection of performance upgrades to see how you make this monster even meaner. For an idea of what we mean, check out this Whipple supercharger, which will boost the 2020-2021 GT500 to jaw-dropping performance.