We have seen a few official teasers and a very unofficially leaked picture of the forthcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, and we look forward to the official denial at the January Detroit Auto Show. Shortly after this animal was unveiled, the very first production line from the assembly line will be auctioned to charity in Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, generating a large dollar figure for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Ford has confirmed that future Shelby will be powered by a supercharged 5.2 liter V-8 that makes more than 700 horsepower. If rumors and leaks are to be believed, the actual numbers are 720 hp and 650 lb with torque, which will make it competitive with the Dodge Hellcat brothers and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
We've heard mixed rumors about what Transmission will be responsible for sending all this power to the rear wheels, but we're pretty sure that a carbon fiber driveline is in the cards. Top speed is rumored at 190 miles per hour, and it will have a curvature of 4.225 pounds, giving it a force to weight ratio of 5.87 pounds per hp.
For the actual car that was auctioned, it won It is not even built yet when the sale takes place. The winner may choose the choices and color they want and the car will be built to order based on what the buyer wants.
This work of charity strengthens Ford's relationship with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization that the automaker has been working for more than three decades. Ford has donated $ 60 million to JDRF over the past 35 years.
Aaron Shelby and Edsel Ford II, formerly the grandchild of Carroll Shelby and the latter Henry Ford's grandson, will be present at the auction of this important car with both family names on it. It will be auctioned without reservation, and there is no estimate of how much it will go for. Given the MSRP of this car, it's another big secret, it's very hard to say what the hammer price on the first GT500 can be, but we have a feeling it will not be cheap.