FORD MUSTANG 2022
We can talk Ford mustang Shelby gt500. It has 750HP supercharged V8. Also this is the most powerful road car ford has built in their life. The original shelby made 55 years ago. Ford is offering the current model with limited production heritage edition . Essentially an appearance package, it consists of a Brittany Blue paint job with the choice of Wimbledon White or Absolute Black twin stripes from stem to stern. The commemorative look costs $2140, but that’s with vinyl stripes—the option to have them hand-painted is $10,000. Ford also adds Code Orange to the Shelby’s color palette.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The most powerful engine ever stuffed into a Ford production car lurks behind the Shelby GT500’s menacing mug. Aptly called Predator, the motor is a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that summons 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. That prodigious power twists the rear wheels through a clairvoyant seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (sorry, the mightiest Mustang isn’t offered with a manual transmission). We’ve tested a GT500 with its standard summer tires as well as the ultra-sticky rubber offered with the Carbon Fiber Track package, which includes 20-inch carbon-fiber wheels.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Shelby GT500’s 760-hp V-8 is the antithesis of fuel efficiency. The government estimates that it’ll earn a measly 12 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. That’s less than the Camaro ZL1 and Challenger SRT Hellcat; they’re EPA-rated at 13/21 mpg city/highway and 13/22 mpg city/highway.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The Shelby Mustang’s interior is very similar to that of its mainstream counterpart. Although they share a design and have comparable passenger and cargo space, the GT500 offers options such as carbon-fiber instrument panel trim and more-aggressive, Shelby-specific Recaro front buckets along with a roster of desirable standard features. The latter includes a configurable 12.0-inch fully digital gauge cluster, dual-zone climate control, leather-trimmed front seats with heated and cooled cushions, and a six-way power driver’s seat. Shoppers who prefer a more supportive pair of front buckets, albeit without the aforementioned functions, can opt for leather-trimmed Recaros. The Shelby’s standard aluminum dashboard trim can also be swapped for a piece made of exposed carbon fiber. Those looking to save extra weight can delete the rear seats, but that requires the extremely expensive Carbon Fiber Track package.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The infotainment system in the Shelby GT500 is very similar to what’s found in the regular Mustang: an 8.0-inch touchscreen that supports Ford’s Sync 3 software. Along with steering-wheel control and voice commands, the stereo’s volume and tuning functions can be controlled with physical knobs. Thanks, Ford. Desirable standard connectivity features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot. A 12-speaker B&O sound system is available for drivers who want to complement the supercharged V-8’s thundering soundtrack with beats of their own.