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Driving the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Posted November 05, 2019 9:00 AM by dstrohl
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You can now get a 760-horsepower Mustang with a full factory warranty. In a world where the Dodge Demon and Hellcat Redeye straddle either side of 800 hp that might not seem remarkable, but the 98-hp increase from the last GT500 makes the new 2020 model the most powerful Ford vehicle produced. And it’s docile enough to be a daily driver. This is Mustang, America’s pony car, as grown-up as it’s ever been.

Impressions from the saddle of this Mustang, on Hemmings.

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11/05/2019 1:45 PM

...and, the EPA estimated MPG at "full-throttle" are what? Slightly above ZERO?

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11/05/2019 2:09 PM

Oh you'll crash long before you run out of gas....so no worries there...

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11/06/2019 8:26 AM

If fuel economy is your main concern, an EcoBoost Fiesta might be more your speed.

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11/06/2019 12:49 PM

...basically, I was hinting at "Sure they (Detroit) can 'make HP' but can they 'make MPG'?"...ie: put AS MUCH engineering development investment into MPG improvements as they do into HP improvements. For example, why does Japan have variable compression engines and USA doesn't, etc.???

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11/05/2019 4:20 PM

You shouldn't try to go faster than the car directly in front of you.

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11/05/2019 4:52 PM

...and, I doubt it'd fit down one of Musk's vacuum tubes either...

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11/06/2019 8:19 PM

If you don't get a thrill out of driving your car you might as well just Uber it...

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11/07/2019 3:30 PM

Apparently y'all haven't yet heard about Fords' new 900 horsepower all electric Mustang. It was on Fox News this morning.

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11/07/2019 3:49 PM

Automotive absurdity?

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