We knew it was coming, and we’re sure the Camaro team did, too. Ford briefly teased the arrival of the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang on Monday and it will boast over 700 horsepower. Not only will that figure potentially dethrone the Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat, but it leapfrogs the sixth-generation Camaro.
Granted, things may change in two years. We still haven’t heard a peep on a sixth-generation Camaro Z/28, though such a car will likely come after the Camaro’s mid-cycle refresh. Right now, the Camaro tops out with the 2018 Camaro ZL1 and ZL1 1LE—both boast 650 horsepower.
Ford said the GT500 will include “innovative track technologies,” “performance hardware” and “aggressive and functional track-tuned styling” to name a few things. We don’t know what engine will lurk under the hood, but we do know it will be supercharged.
And with just this minimal amount of information, we can safely say the pony car wars will continue to heat up well into next decade.