When Ford first debuted the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500, the automaker said it would have “over 700 horsepower,” as it awaited the official dyno figures from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Now the SAE has released the official power figures for the Mustang GT500 and whether you are a General Motors or Ford fan, there is no denying that they are impressive.
The supercharged 5.2-liter V8 found in the 2020 Mustang GT500 is rated at 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, making it the “most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 engine in the world,” and “the most powerful street-legal Ford ever,” the automaker says.
That means the new Mustang GT500 is more powerful than the 647 horsepower Ford GT, although the mid-engine supercar is much lighter than the Mustang. The new model has more than 100 horsepower more than the previous Mustang GT500, as well.
Additionally, the Mustang GT500 is more powerful than both the 650 horsepower Camaro ZL1 and the 755 horsepower Corvette ZR1. That doesn’t tell the full story, however, as the Camaro ZL1 has 650 pound-feet of torque and the Corvette ZR1 has a whopping 715 pound-feet.
While hardly a stat that matters, the ZL1 also boasts a higher top speed (202 mph) than the Mustang GT500, which is electronically limited to 180 mph.
Ford may now lay claim to having the most power-dense production V8 thanks to the relatively small displacement of its 5.2-liter V8 engine, but Fiat Chrysler still has the most powerful American production car. The Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye’s supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 makes 797 horsepower and backs it up with 707 lb-ft of torque, protecting Dodge’s place as the undisputed king of horsepower – for now, anyway.
Source: Ford Authority