Video revs the supercharged V8 through all four exhaust modes.
We don't know exactly how much muscle the new Shelby GT500 will produce. But we do know it'll be over 700 horsepower, making it the most potent Ford has ever put on the road. And now we know it'll sound pretty awesome, too.
This video captured by Road & Track audibly (and vividly) conveys what the exhaust note on the new super-'Stang sounds like. It was recorded with the vehicle sitting still but its engine revving – not just through one exhaust mode, but all four. And suffice it to say, it does not disappoint.
Revealed at the Detroit Auto Show last month, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is designed to one-up the existing GT350 – not to mention anything Chevy and Dodge have made to date. To that end, it packs a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 kicking out in excess of 700 horsepower (and an unspecified amount of torque) to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. However much its engine ultimately proves to produce, it's said to be enough to send it running to 60 in the mid-three-second range and cover the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds.
That may not be enough to beat the discontinued Dodge Challenger SRT Demon or the followup Redeye in a straight line, but it'd likely run circles around the bigger beast on any road or track with actual turns – and, Ford surely hopes, the Chevy Camaro ZL1, too. Maybe even a few Corvettes, even.
More to today's point, it'll also have a four-mode active exhaust that can be switched from Normal mode to Sport, Track, or don't-wake-the-neighbors Quiet mode. Listen to how it sounds through each in the video above.