While the all-new, track-only Ford GT Mk II made headlines at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. last weekend, and deservedly so, another powerful and super-fast car from the Blue Oval company put on a show for the crowd.
We’re talking about the equally new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which took part in the famous hillclimb with professional drifter Vaught Gittin Jr. behind the wheel.
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Instead of going all out from the starting line and showing just how fast it can be, the GT500 preferred to fill the air with smoke from the custom Ford Performance-spec Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and decibels from the 760-horsepower “Predator” V8 engine. There was a lot of sideways action, as well.
It might not have been the ideal showcase of the supercharged muscle car’s performance, but the fans in attendance sure seemed to enjoy it. And we believe you will too as you watch the clip below.
By the way, we’ve learned in recent days that production of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be limited to 5,000 units globally. Canadian pricing has not been disclosed yet. In the U.S. the car will be roughly 25 percent more expensive than the Shelby GT350 when it goes on sale this fall, so that would put it well above $90,000 this side of the border.