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It's Official! 2020 GT500 Makes 760HP

Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by D'ZR1 Messiah, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Nope. Then again, Tremec is extremely lazy in this regard. The numbers they have in those pdf's are generic and not specific to this application.
     
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    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    The thing has a TVS blower that people claim has massive torque down low. What's the problem? As far as we know for now, it could have that 625 lbs/ft from 1800 thru 6000 RPM. Wait until we see a dyno sheet or performance numbers before complaining too much.
     
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    Forget Tesla driving it’s owner under a 18 wheel trailer....but, but. the road was clear the sensors said....
     
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    It was, the car just didn't take into consideration overhead clearance.
     
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    Impressive numbers. I'm betting the weight is in excess of 4200.
     
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    paluka21 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Considering the base GT350 is what? 3750lbs, I could see the base model GT500 coming in around 4100lbs with the added supercharger, coolers, and DCT.
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I felt the same way until I learned firsthand how well the different modes worked on my GT350. They keep you out of trouble and are a great learning tool.
     
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    PowerWheels Anti-Bullshit Established Member

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    Right or wrong I dont see it starting above 72.9. If so there are other options.

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    Welcome back...
     
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    Cman01 hello Established Member

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    Most of you complaining that the Redeye Hellkitty still has more hp need to remember "power to weight" ratio.

    HRE 4400lbs @ 797hp = 5.52 lbs/hp
    GT500 at est. 4200lbs (worse case scenario) @ 760 = 5.52 lbs/hp

    If the 500 comes in less than 4200 lbs once we know the weight of this thing it will have a better p/w ratio, so not to worry SVTP members the car won't give up anything to the Kitty. Let's just hope it doesn't weigh more than 4200lbs.

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    My guess with respect to the deciding factor in a 1320' run with something like a HC Redeye will be how well the traction control system, the suspension, and the 315 series tires can work in concert to plant the power. Power to weight always matters, but with obscenely powerful motors like these, traction will be the winning factor. I think the HC has 305 series tires...not sure how sticky they are or how well those cars can throw the weight to the back and plant it. If I were a Ford engineer, my skunkworks budget would be spent on improving traction. Hopefully the 60' times will be 1.80 or better (ideal conditions).
     
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    A 1998 GMC Yukon was just under 4500lbs. Maybe closer to 4700 but crazy how big and heavy things are getting.
     
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    Cman01 hello Established Member

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    HRE's don't come from Dodge with Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires like the Shelby will, not that you would run down the dragstrip on them you will most likely switch to a DR/slick tire (just like the HRE owner would also go DR/slick).

    The only issue is the 20" wheels, you would want to run a smaller diameter wheel (that will fit over the rear brakes) with a decent sidewall DR tire and either keep the OE overall diameter or smaller. You don't want to run a taller overall diameter DR tire/wheel setup as that will kill your rear axle gearing for track use.
     
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    Im impressed by what Ive read about the new GT500 and like the power numbers! I remember my new 04 cobra was rated at 390. This new Shelby is nearly double that, think about that! The DCT in a muscle car like this will be a game changer for the segment too. I think this car will deliver big time. So much so that I'll bet Chevy dumps all the leftover ZR1 engines in the ZL1 Camaro to counter this Shelby. Now the ZL1 and Vette Z06 are outgunned by over 100hp suddenly. As mentioned earlier, power to weight is the key. Now if Ford can keep the weight down, something Dodge hasnt been able to do, they can lead this segment. This Shelby will also be a turner, not just a straight line car like the Dodge offerings. The ZL1 is quite the handler as well, just way down on power now. Ive been saying that Id prolly never buy a new Stang again but I'll keep my eye on this car. If it really delivers, Id almost consider one in a year or so after all the markups are long gone and we see how durable this cars DCT is. Getting that first year model sometimes is a gamble.
     
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    Thank technology and federal safety standards.

     
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    Cman01 hello Established Member

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    This new engine is only beating the ZR1 LT5 by 5 hp but it's down 90 ft/lbs in the torque dept. 5 hp is nothing. As you mentioned the ZL1 1LE has the handling down pat currently. We still need to know how the 500 does in the handling dept. The DCT will be the X factor for the Shelby.

    If GM drops the LT5 in the ZL1 and the chassis can handle the additional power/torque the Camaro will be a formidable package.
     
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    One of the mags weighed the HRE at just over 4500 when FCA claimed 4400. Not sure of options. GT500 will shift faster and have better aero as well.
     
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    If you look at tvs and whipple coyote dyno’s you will see the same thing with torque..it is a 31x cubic inch motor with gigantic cylinder heads after all...
     

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