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2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 Specs Leaked

If these numbers are correct then this thing is going to be epic.

Automotive industry leaks are becoming so commonplace these days that manufacturers may as well just leave their front doors wide open. Sure, not every bit of information is going to be 100% accurate about cars that have yet to reach production status, but in the case of the latest GT500 spec leak released by Mustang6G.com the info does seem to tie in with what is already known about the upcoming supercharged Mustang.

According to the leaked data sheet, the 2020 GT500 will have a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 putting out 720 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque and will be able to rev to 7500 rpm. It will probably be a development of the current flat-plane-crank engine judging from its high rev-limit and 5.2-liter capacity.

Less impressive is the 4,225-pound curb weight, this would put the GT500 at the heavy end of the current crop of American muscle cars but with 720 hp on tap, straight-line performance should still be mighty. The current 526-hp GT350R weighs in at a much lighter 3,655 pounds though and may prove to be the more capable track day toy.

The GT500’s weight distribution is listed at 56.2/43.8% front to rear which is just about the same as the GT350R, so as long as it can manage its heft it should still be a formidable handler.

A maximum speed of 190 mph was quoted on the data sheet, although this figure may vary depending on the axle ratio (currently 3.73) and gearing that the production car is fitted with. If you had plans to tow your boat in style, then sadly it will not be behind the wheel of the 2020 GT500, the leaked docs clearly state that it cannot tow any type of trailer. Not exactly a deal-breaker in this segment, although as with any unofficial info of this nature, anything could change.

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