The Dodge Hellcat’s 700+ Horsepower V8 has been the gold standard for wild American engines for years, it’s time for a new king. Thankfully the horsepower wars continue to break new ground as the leaked 2020 GT500 will come with a 755 horsepower V8. God Bless America.
When Carroll Shelby showed the world the original GT500 it completely changed what a Mustang could be. The GT500 pushed the envelope of what’s possible on the Mustang platform giving owners more of everything.
That trend will continue in 2020. We now know that the new GT500 will come with a semi-familiar 5.2-liter V8 capped with a massive 2.65-liter Eaton Supercharger. One wrinkle to the GT500 saga comes in the transmission department as we’ve learned that the GT500 launches with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Automatic from Tremec.
In addition to the leaked brochure, sources at Ford told Jalopnik that this new engine will produce 755 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of Torque. This number will need to be confirmed at tomorrow’s press conference.
To get the proper performance figures to impress people in 2018, Ford had to enhance the GT500’s old school Detroit muscle with clever software. As far as we currently know, there will be a manual option but I fear many will skip it in favor of the Dual Clutch’s lightning fast shifts.
Although the GT500’s horsepower figure doesn’t crest the Dodge Demon’s 840 horsepower nuke, the GT500 seems focused on a different mission. The GT500 doesn’t want to be a one trick pony focusing on drag racing but instead make this the ultimate mustang for any use.
How Do You Like The 2020 GT500?