Emissions rules are becoming stringent in Europe and future bans of all ICE-powered vehicles in some countries by as early as 2030. This has created a huge impact on automotive world. Major automakers have responded by downsizing engines or adopting some kind of electrification to cope up with such move. Nonetheless, it is not always possible and this exactly what happened with 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. MuscleCarsAndTrucks had an opportunity to interact with Ford Performance Marketing Manager, Jim Ownes. He was asked where will be the most powerful street legal model be sold. He replied that it would be in Mexico, Middle East and North America.
Since, Europe and other parts of the glove are not mentioned, thus, customers looking for agile version of this pony car would have to be content with Mustang GT or Bullit. Ford Mustang Bullit adds extra horsepower to the already powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 unit. It also gets a specific makeover with more gear. Moreover, 2.3-liter turbocharged four is still available in the entry-stage grade. Till now, it remains the most popular version of Mustang till date.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 still owns the title of world’s best-selling sports coupe for four consecutive years. In first six months of 2019, Ford managed to ship 5,612 units to Europe and last year, they delivered 9851 units. As expected, Mustang performed way better in the United States and it sold 75,842 units in 2018 whereas 38,542 in first half of 2019. As a refresher, 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 comes with a massive supercharger and offers 760hp and 847Nm of torque. Power is channelled to rear wheels from seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.