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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked again

By Chris Thompson, 14 Jan 2019 News

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked again news

More details and images of seemingly official Ford Performance paraphernalia surface

Two of the biggest reveals of the upcoming Detroit Auto Show have already been diluted by leaks, first the Toyota A90 Supra and now the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

The latest information regarding Ford’s pumped up muscle car comes from Justin Young of Motor Mod Mustangs on Facebook, further publicised by motorsport workshop Chicane23.

For the most part, it confirms several previous rumours and suspicions about the GT500, as well as showing us that the car we saw late last year via an Instagram leak is how the final product will probably look.

In the form of images taken from a Ford Performance brochure, the leak highlights many of the GT500’s features though omits one rather important detail, its power figure.

Previous leaks has suggested the GT500 will cop a 720hp (537kW) version of Ford’s supercharged 5.2-litre Voodoo V8, with 881Nm and a redline of 7500rpm.

That leak also claimed the GT500 would weigh in at 1916kg, which is almost 200kg north of the Standard Mustang GT.

The most recent document shows that the 5.2-litre V8 will be hooked up to a 7-speed Tremec DCT, with no mention of a manual option, and that the engine will feature a cross-plane crank rather than a flat-plane.

Braking is by Brembo, with 6-pot fronts and 4-pot rears, discs are 420 and 370mm respectively. Those big brakes will be needed if the power and weight figures all stack up to be true.

Tyres are claimed to be either Michelin’s Pilot Sport 4S, or Cup 2 as an extra option. Those tyres will – again, according to the brochure – measure in at 305/30R20 for the front, and 315 wide at the rear.

A carbon fibre driveshaft, MagneRide adaptive dampers, and a Torsen differential are all also listed on the brochure as standard, though pricing and performance specs are absent.

Ford Performance also notes that GT500 customers will be invited to attend a track driving course specified for the GT500 at Ford Performance Racing School.

Stay tuned for the reveal of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Detroit Auto Show, which is now only a day away.