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The 2020 Shelby GT500 Clocks A 10-Second Quarter-Mile Elapsed Time

Much like movies that are teased quite a ways out from launch, so too has the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang been dangling out there for enthusiasts for months since it’s introduction at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January. With a base price estimated to start just above $70,000, it’s poised to be the most expensive Mustang to come from the Blue Oval, but as Dodge has proven with its Hellcats, Redeyes, and Demons, there certainly is a market for late-model muscle cars in that price segment, especially when they come charging with over 700 horsepower. The 2020 Shelby GT500 is set to offer 760 horsepower, and as Ford Performance has just shown us, 10-second time slips as clocked at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Hitting the newsstands slightly before this video aired, Hot Rod Magazine published a story where they tested a 2020 Shelby GT500 at Bradenton Motorsports Park and went an even quicker 10.61 at 133 mph. That’s closing in on Demon territory without any special engine calibrations, drag packages, or other optional go-fast goodies.

One thing is for sure, the horsepower wars are thriving today with the most powerful machines ever to come from the Big 3 waging battle on and off the track. You’ll want to stay glued to, as we plan to document the 2020 Shelby GT500’s performance in stock form, as well as modified, because who doesn’t love modifying Mustangs, right? Just as it happened with the Terminator Cobras and S197-based GT500s, we can’t wait to see the results of bolting on a bigger blower or a twin-turbo kit to push the limits of the package and put the pedal down for all-out bragging rights.