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2020 Shelby GT500 Could Get Manual Gearbox
JAN 16 BY MARTIN BIGG TRANSMISSION
But only if there is enough customer demand.

Along with the new Toyota Supra, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was one of the most anticipated new model debuts at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. While the final specs are being kept under wraps, the new GT500 is billed as the most powerful Mustang ever made, with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces over 700 hp. 0-62 mph takes around 3.5 seconds, and Ford claims the new GT500 will do the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds.

However, purists may not be happy that the new GT500 is only offered with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission capable of ultra-fast shifts for track driving. The GT500’s main rivals, the Challenger Hellcat and the Camaro ZL1, on the other hand, both offer a manual stick. Fortunately, this could soon change as Ford is considering offering the new GT500 with a manual transmission in the future.



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At 14:55 in the video, the engine is shown and talked about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYAPLsfRZGU

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Right it is being shown just like all the other videos outside the car on a stand. I was saying I find it odd they will show the motor and trans outside the car on a stand, but won't let anybody pop the hood and see it in the car. I was saying that seems odd to me and leaves me scratching my head why they won't just pop the hood...


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Right it is being shown just like all the other videos outside the car on a stand. I was saying I find it odd they will show the motor and <acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym> outside the car on a stand, but won't let anybody pop the hood and see it in the car. I was saying that seems odd to me and leaves me scratching my head why they won't just pop the hood...
I'm guessing that they haven't finalized the engine output, supercharger size, etc. and don't want the current setup to be that last word. Rumors suggest a 720hp rating on the 2020. If I recall correctly, when the 2013 was being developed, the 662hp number wasn't finalized until production started. So keeping things under wrap is what they must be doing. It is an impressive car though!

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It takes months to go through EPA certification which means the final configuration of the engine will be known around 6 months before the first production car is available.

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Right, but all that being true and lets say it is what is the purpose of displaying them beside the car and not in the car. haha

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Could be the cars on display have a coyote motor in them.

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Right, but all that being true and lets say it is what is the purpose of displaying them beside the car and not in the car. haha
Either it’s just a display model, or there is “Some Assembly Required”
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To me the big questions are still based on past comparisons. What's the total curb weight. Front to rear ratio, and have they taken off some weight from the front that made the last version still sluggish compared to rivals.

Does the suspension and weight balance actually make this version competitive, let's say on the Nurburgring with the Chevy's??

I was hoping after all the suspension improvements in the GT350, and the availability of better technology over all, that the biggest change in this car is that it will no longer be considered an overly heavy, OK handling straight line car.

Does anybody know if they truly focused and resolved these issues?? If so, it would be so exciting, even missing the manual option, having the same figure eight and slalom numbers as other wicked cars would be great. Erik
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Base MSRP released to be at $67,000. That is much cheaper than I thought. honestly that is surprising as they are running the GT350 and GT350R through the 2020 model year so you can get a GT350R or a GT500 for just about the same price... Hmmm I really think it is going to push the R's below MSRP and the GT350 further down and well that just further pushes the used GT350 and GT350R prices down so I think they will become a bargain coming soon. I think ordering opens up around the first part of May and then it really depends on delivery dates as to when we will see the GT350 and GT350R sales start.

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Base MSRP released to be at $67,000. That is much cheaper than I thought. honestly that is surprising as they are running the GT350 and GT350R through the 2020 model year so you can get a GT350R or a GT500 for just about the same price... Hmmm I really think it is going to push the R's below MSRP and the GT350 further down and well that just further pushes the used GT350 and GT350R prices down so I think they will become a bargain coming soon. I think ordering opens up around the first part of May and then it really depends on delivery dates as to when we will see the GT350 and GT350R sales start.

Whats everybody's thoughts?
Any chance they will offer the GT350 with an auto tranny?

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Don't we all lol, I agree with that!

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Any chance they will offer the GT350 with an auto tranny?
I would highly doubt it since production is slow right now as 2019's are just starting to make their way out to the lots. Very delayed... Also I would imagine 2020 will be the last year for the GT350 and GT350R. Plus the GT350 and GT350R are made for turns and not straight line drag racing. A manual is best for tracks with turns where as a auto is best for straight aways like drag strips.

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Don't we all lol, I agree with that!
Don'w we all what? Also what are you agreeing with me or the post above wanting an auto? I am confused.
Which doesn't take much mid week. haha

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So apparently the MSRP may or may not be confirmed as an accurate leak. The latest rep didn't 100% deny that the base model price, but said pricing is still in the works as there will be options, packages, and versions and all pricing is not set... Hmm Hopefully one of those options, versions, or packages is a manual <acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym>. haha

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2020 GT500 Available

Hey guys, I work at a dealer in Middle TN, I have 1 base model GT500 allocation still available (non golden ticket). If you are truly interested in purchasing please feel free to reach out to me, I will not post pricing on forum for customers privacy if they decide to purchase. If they want to disclose what they paid that is up to them.

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Hey guys, I work at a dealer in Middle TN, I have 1 base model GT500 allocation still available (non golden ticket). If you are truly interested in purchasing please feel free to reach out to me, I will not post pricing on forum for customers privacy if they decide to purchase. If they want to disclose what they paid that is up to them.

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Price is a usual thing discussed in a pretty open fashion across this site so it will not run anybody off and might actually help you sell your allocation and net you the I imagine good size commission. Now of course I say that it is a good idea unless your dealership is wanting a steep markup in which case posting the price likely won't help as I have seen discussed in a few threads the general consensus across this form is the GT500 is a super high price without a markup.

Good luck and welcome to the forum. I see you have a Charlotte, NC area code as well.


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