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.
2014 GT Premium, Track Pack, Barton shifter, Borla S-type exhaust, Resonator delete, 3.73 gears, Airaid C.A.I., 93 Race Tune, JLT Oil Separator