SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 20, May 17, 2018

Spy Shots—’20 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 With PDK-Esque Transmission

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This the ’20 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, and although interior shots reveal a manual transmission on this prototype, it’s just a clever disguise to hide its true intentions as exclusive video confirms a DCT (PDK-esque) transmission.

The Mustang-based GT500 will build on the GT350’s performance capabilities. It’s thought that the production version will have a supercharged 5.2L flat-plane crank (although it sounds like a cross-plane crank in the video) engine mated to a DCT transmission; however, there are also rumors of NA 7.0L V8.

Horsepower should be more than the 707hp Dodge HellCat models, but may fall short of the 808hp Demon (probably should ring in somewhere around 740hp).

The GT500 will also get a carbon-fiber dash, 20-in. wheels and tires, unique styling tweaks in the form of a reworked front fascia with larger air intakes, a massive hood bulge with heat extractor vents and a side diffuser that stops mid-door.

Expect to see the GT500 later this year.

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Photo credit: Brian Williams, SpiedBilde

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