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 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.