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The GT500 Photographs Well In All Weather Conditions

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review
Image copyright Matheus Pach, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

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.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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