2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang Goes for Light Jog in Vegas

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Here’s the best audio we’ve heard of the supercharged Shelby Mustang in motion, even if it is at low speeds.

The video above comes to us from the Speed Phenom YouTube channel and it features the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 being displayed at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Nevada. Truth be told, the title of the video is a bit on the clickbait side, as while the footage was captured at the track, the car isn’t actually on the track. For the majority of the video, the new GT500 is parked, with Ford reps discussing different aspects of the car with prospective buyers.

Fortunately, we do get a couple minutes of the new Shelby Mustang driving gently around the grounds and revving the engine. We don’t get to see any real performance driving, but we do get a good chance to hear the new 5.2-liter V8 grumbling under light throttle.

GT500 on the Move

The video begins with a short clip of the channel host driving his own Shelby Mustang to Spring Mountain, followed by a look at the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 as it is parking. We get a nice, hard rev of the supercharged V8 before moving onto what is arguably the best part of the video.

2020 GT500 Mustang on the Move

The only real “action” with the 2020 GT500 shows the supercharged pony car is cruising around the paddock area of the track, winding back and forth through a series of cones along with making light pulls in an open parking lot. Mind you, when we say light pulls, we mean light pulls. The driver probably isn’t getting past quarter throttle and he isn’t staying in it long enough to require a shift, but we still get to hear the new super-Stang make some noise beyond revving the engine on a stage or in a parking spot.

While this is only a tiny fraction of what the new GT500 is capable of, the car sounds great and looks great in motion.

Talking with Customers

The next portion of the video shows a Ford representative speaking with a group of interested folks who are packed around and in the new GT500. They discuss the interior colors, the new dual-clutch transmission, the weight compared to the GT350, the new 20-inch carbon fiber wheels and the fact that the horsepower on the display is listed as “700++”. The Motor Company rep explains that they included two plus signs to make it clear that it isn’t going to be a touch over 700.

2020 Mustang GT500 with Customers

This segment ends with a look at a group of Shelby Mustangs old and new heading out onto the Spring Mountain track, with the new 2020 GT500 leading the way at low speed. It is very cool to see all of the different types of Shelby Mustang rolling out in a row, with the most powerful version leading the way.

Mustang Parade

Talking GT350

The final portion of the video includes a discussion with the Ford representative about the newest Shelby GT350 and how it compares to the GT500. The rep won’t say what track, but on a 2.5-mile road course, the GT500 is four seconds faster than the GT350 in its current form. That is significant, as the GT350 has been upgraded for the new model year with stickier tires and improved aerodynamics.

New Mustang GT350

The video ends with a quick clip of the new GT500 pulling into the trailer at the track and then unloading at the Shelby American headquarters near Las Vegas.

2020 Mustang GT500 Loading

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"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

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