Ford reveals horsepower, torque for the new Mustang Shelby GT500, the 'most powerful street-legal Ford ever'

Key Points
  • The new Mustang Shelby GT500 will produce 760 horsepower and 625 foot-pounds of torque.
  • Ford says this is its fastest-ever street-legal Mustang.
  • The automaker announced last year that it was reducing its car lineup in North America, but the Mustang is still part of its plans.
Members of the media look over the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 after it was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 14, 2019.
Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Ford said Wednesday its 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will have 760 horsepower and 625 foot-pounds of torque.

The Detroit automaker debuted the car in January, saying it would be the carmaker's most powerful street-legal car yet, capable of reaching 60 mph in the "mid-3 second range." The GT500 features a 5.2 liter V-8 engine and is projected to be able to complete a quarter mile in under 11 seconds.

The new Mustang is not available for order yet, but it will be in dealerships this fall, according to spokesperson Daniel Barbossa. The third-generation GT500 also has a carbon fiber track package without a rear seat to reduce weight.

Ford unveils the all-new Shelby GT500, its most powerful street-legal car in history

The GT500 will likely be seen as a competitor to Dodge's Challenger Hellcat, which Fiat Chrysler said also surpasses 700 horsepower. The 2019 Mustang GT350 features 526 horsepower, according to Ford's website.

Ford announced last year it would reduce its car lineup in North America, but its iconic Mustang remains part of the auto giant's plans.

Engine for the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.
Source: Ford