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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Sends It At Goodwood: Video

With Formula D Legend Vaughn Gittin Jr. At The Wheel

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Drift master Vaughn Gittin Jr was gettin’ it at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. He seemed to handle its 760 horsepower well. This is the first time we’ve seen an uncovered Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 go maximum attack in the natural light. We like what we see.

The new Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production Ford Mustang ever, as well as the most expensive, and the world awaits its launch in the fall of 2019. In terms of output of muscle cars available today, it’s only eclipsed by the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, which produces 797 horsepower. However, the Ford is expected to be far lighter, pending official numbers.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2020 Shelby GT500 0-60 acceleration, and other performance numbers remain undisclosed at the moment. However, the new GT500 is expected to run a sub-11-second quarter mile, and that makes for a solid comparison test against the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye.

Ford Performance attended the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a broad showcase of what’s available. Along with the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was the debut of the Ford GT Mk II, as well as hillclimb runs from both cars. Additionally, the all-new (unavailable in America) Ford Focus ST had a run. Other Ford vehicles at Goodwood included the Ranger Raptor, the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion NASCAR, the No. 66 Ford GT Chip Ginassi Racing WEC race car, the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, and the 1980 Ford Zakspped Turbo Capri.

Ken Block also returned to Goodwood with the 1977 F-150 Hoonitruck and the Cossie V2 Escort RS Cosworth Widebody, while Vaughn Gittin Jr. brought a Mustang RTR Spec 5-D.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in July at the southern end of the United Kingdom, in Sussex. It’s one of the biggest and most renown automotive festivals in the world, with vehicles present from every time period.


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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