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Ford Finally Announces HP figure for 2020 GT500



Ford has been teasing the new GT500 for months now and many details are already known about it like specs and even top speed and downforce figures. But the one thing that remained a mystery is the exact horsepower figure. We knew it was going to be over 700 hp, but exactly how much wasn't known. But we FINALLY have an answer now in the form of a video. And what more appropriate way to announce a mad 700+ horsepower figure than a burnout video?


This figure puts it WELL above its primary rivals, namely the Challenger Hellcat with 707 hp and the Camaro ZL1 with 650 hp, but it is still shy of the new Hellcat Redeye with 797 hp, but it should be much lighter, to the tune of 200-300 lb. And while the Challenger Hellcat is a massively capable grand tourer for its size and weight, the GT500 should be in a different league on track, especially with the Track Pack.

Getting that much horsepower makes it the most powerful production Ford ever and the most power and torque dense V8 in the world with 'only' 5.2 litres of displacement. It is also the first Mustang to use a dual-clutch automatic transmission/gearbox. Given the power and all the hardware, this stands to be the most capable Mustang ever made, and one of the most capable cars on sale today. Pricing is still not announced, although MSRP should be reasonable but dealer markup likely won't be...

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