Our friends over at American Muscle got the opportunity to drive the most viscous Mustang to date. Its 760-horsepower 5.2-liter V8 engine boasts 625 ft.-lb. of torque shot through a Tremec® TR-9070 DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, balanced by 16.5-inch rotors, letting it reach a 0-100-0 in 10.6 seconds. Ford focused on making this generation GT500 not only a straight line drag car but a great handling road course car as well.
“The range of brute-force drag acceleration, seamless road shifts and amazingly smooth shifts on the track further highlights how the soul of the Shelby GT500 is elevated in our most advanced Mustang ever,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. “Effortlessly handling the 760 horsepower is our segment-first Tremec dual-clutch transmission, with an advanced control system that enhances GT500’s five drive modes to deliver a driving experience once reserved only for exotic supercars.”