The 2020 GT500 could get blown..... to at least 1,000 HP

Discussion in 'Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by roygriffin2020, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. roygriffin2020

    roygriffin2020 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Big Red reincarnated
    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Location:
    North America
    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    249
    0   0   0
    #1 roygriffin2020, Oct 31, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 31, 2019
    Ford Performance, Jim Owens made a hint...

    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/30/ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-ford-gt/

    After a daylong media drive, auto media and enthusiasts have only just opened the discussion on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Nevertheless, the only thing better than the great toy you have in your hands is the potentially greater toy you might one day get. That why, on a trip to the Shelby American Heritage Center during the GT500 launch, CarBuzz asked the folks at Shelby American how far they might push the GT500's 5.2-liter supercharged Predator V8. Remember, Shelby already gets 800 horsepower out of the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 for its top-shelf Super Snake model, a gain of 340 hp over the current Mustang GT. It wasn't a Shelby exec who answered the CarBuzz query, however, but Ford Performance marketing manager Jim Owens, who said, "at least 1,000 [horsepower.]." That sounds like an insider's nod to how much firepower Ford left on the table waiting to be unlocked by a company like Shelby. An even four-figure number would, as with the Super Snake, add 240 hp to the stock GT500 tally.

    Don't expect the Super Snake to go away, though. CarBuzz also asked what such a car might be called, and this time Shelby answered. Company President Gary Patterson told the site that Super Snake belongs to models powered by the 5.0-liter V8. The Predator would need to be christened with something else, which "may be a new name, or may be a name from the past."
     
  2. bluebeastsrt

    bluebeastsrt Oh boy

    First Name:
    BigD
    Vehicle(s):
    Boosted 2015 GT Premium.
    Joined:
    May 10, 2015
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Posts:
    5,983
    Likes Received:
    4,448
    Rating:
    100%
    3   0   0
    Keep the hype train rollin. I love it..
     
  3. Schwerin

    Schwerin Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang BULLITT
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2018
    Location:
    Philly
    Posts:
    1,687
    Likes Received:
    727
    0   0   0
    I'd be more surprised if it wasn't.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    roygriffin2020

    roygriffin2020 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Big Red reincarnated
    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Location:
    North America
    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    249
    0   0   0
    I am not sure why the Moderator keeps changing my posts to his liking.
     
  5. Jarstang

    Jarstang Administrator
    Administrator

    Vehicle(s):
    Ford
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Location:
    M6G
    Posts:
    2,004
    Likes Received:
    2,554
    0   0   0
    Because this is being featured on the homepage and a more descriptive title and body is helpful for readers.
     
    Ericc B and Twin Turbo like this.
  6. Twin Turbo

    Twin Turbo Super Moderator
    Moderator

    First Name:
    Paul
    Vehicle(s):
    Mustang '05 GT
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2012
    Location:
    England
    Posts:
    8,111
    Likes Received:
    4,197
    0   0   0
    I see a KR in Shelby American's future!
     
    9secondko and Erik427 like this.
  7. Ericc B

    Ericc B Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2016 GT Fastback
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Posts:
    3,224
    Likes Received:
    1,102
    0   0   0
    Very cool. Totally useless, but very cool.
     
  8. BlackandBlue

    BlackandBlue Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Jay
    Vehicle(s):
    2018 GT 10 Gear
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2019
    Location:
    Southeast
    Posts:
    517
    Likes Received:
    299
    0   0   0
    Wait for it.

    The Super Super Snake.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    roygriffin2020

    roygriffin2020 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Big Red reincarnated
    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Location:
    North America
    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    249
    0   0   0
    Could be Super Duper Snake
     
  10. Ninjak

    Ninjak Posting from the Shadows

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 GT350:Sasha Black 65 K-code Shelby:Esmeralda 16 F150 Lariat:Black Ops Betty
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2013
    Location:
    The Shadows
    Posts:
    1,339
    Likes Received:
    665
    0   0   0
    I too see KR back in the picture. Last KR with Ford blessing was 08. Only makes sense that the new model of the GT500 would get the KR again.
     
    jpindustrie and Twin Turbo like this.
  11. Erik427

    Erik427 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    1979 Mustang
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Location:
    Huntington
    Posts:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    253
    0   0   0
    If Shelby themselves up the hp by offering a enhanced version of the GT500? GT500KR would be the only name acceptable.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    roygriffin2020

    roygriffin2020 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Big Red reincarnated
    Joined:
    May 27, 2017
    Location:
    North America
    Posts:
    831
    Likes Received:
    249
    0   0   0
    Since the name Super Snake will stay as is, according to the article, then it makes sense that the KR is the moniker to be used.
     
  13. likeaboss

    likeaboss Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    17 Z06 with Z07
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    MD
    Posts:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    870
    0   0   0
    Will the DCT handle that much power though?
     
    Tomster and Erik427 like this.
  14. Erik427

    Erik427 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    1979 Mustang
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2014
    Location:
    Huntington
    Posts:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    253
    0   0   0
    There is only one true way to find out........
     
    Braski, jacknifetoaswan and likeaboss like this.
  15. 1MEAN18

    1MEAN18 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle(s):
    '18 Mustang GT slowing turning racecar and a 2007 Mustang that I daily.
    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Location:
    Marysville, Ohio
    Posts:
    422
    Likes Received:
    223
    Rating:
    100%
    3   0   0
    Ford would be better off working on lining body panels up properly first. I just finished watching the new GT500 video with Jay Leno driving around with that Ford rep. At 23:04 in that video I see what I have on my GT, and what Ford die hard's have been complaining about for years and years now....body panels not lining up on the front fascia/hood area...come on man, really? even this car? I'd be pissed if my long awaited order came to me with the typical out of alignment body panels that Ford has become notorious for.
     
    Strokerswild likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page