The first bit of big news is that the big muscle car/sports car/grand touring car will come in with a big, 4,225-pound curb weight. That’s 420 pounds more than the Shelby GT350. We’ve asked Ford about those numbers and the Blue Oval will neither confirm nor deny the veracity of the document. But it looks legit.
Does Ford's '20 Mustang Shelby GT500 tip scale at 4,225 pounds?
The GT500 uses the same basic engine as the GT350, with some changes including a more standard cross-plane crank, bigger connecting rods, forged pistons, bigger head bolts and thicker gaskets, but that couldn’t add up to 400 pounds.
The 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger and intercooler certainly account for some of that, as does the dual-clutch transmission. However, the carbon-fiber driveshaft takes some of that away. At any rate, we’re guessing that number is accurate.
Elsewhere in the 86-page document there is a “things exclusive to GT500” section, a “key messages” part, an “A to Z features” section and others for almost everything else. You can flip through the document here.
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