We recently spent a week with the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500; an apex predator of a muscle car. Its 760 horsepower rating may be down on power slightly on paper than the 797 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, but with less weight, a more sophisticated chassis, a lightning-quick dual-clutch transmission, and a deafening soundtrack, this big snake will slither circles around any Mopar feline.
Arguably, it even looks better inside and out than the Redeye. But don’t take our word for it. Have a look for yourself in our exclusive image gallery, taken by photographer Matheus Pach. Taken after a good rain, the images are full of brooding and dramatic vibes. The color is Race Red, while the interior is appointed with high-end Recaro leather seats. As tested, this GT500 is priced around $80,000, which is well above more exotic looking vehicles like the C8 Corvette… but after hundreds of miles of testing, a weekend full of autocross, and even sleeping a night in the cabin, we can confirm that this mega Mustang is so, so much more car than a base Corvette. Couple that with the fact that they’re still very rare, and the GT500 is just as much of a talking point at the local car meet as anything else.