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TRUCK DELIVERING 2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 MUSCLE CARS CRASHES IN DETROIT

Some People May Have To Wait A Little Longer For Their Mega Mustang

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

A crash on Detroit’s section of Interstate 75 and Gratiot Avenue claimed the life of two newborns yesterday. Newborn Mustangs, that is. We’re not sure how it happened, but what’s clear is that there’s a jackknifed F-350 Super Duty and a tipped over trailer with a Grabber Lime and Iconic Silver 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 laying helplessly on one side. A troubling sight, and a strong chance they’re never going to make it to their end-users.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 starts at over $73,000, and can be optioned to north of $107,000. The Grabber Lime example in the video looks like it may have had the carbon fiber track package, judging by the spoiler. The Iconic Silver one ahead of it, which appeared to have gotten clamped between the F-350 and the trailer for extra damage points, looks a bit more basic.

WDIV provided the footage.

Most recently, Ford Performance announced an inclusive driving school for all 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 customers at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC. This follows on the heels of Ford officially announcing the GT500’s quarter-mile and 0-60 times at 10.7 and 3.3 seconds, respectively.

This is all on top of the Bugatti Veyron-beating 0-100-0 time of an insane 10.6 seconds. However, the one metric that the GT500 falls behind on is overall top speed, at 180 miles per hour. This is largely because of the downforce the Ford muscle car utilizes to make it slice and dice around the corners at high speeds. Downforce counts as drag, and can severely inhibit the top speed of a high performance vehicle, regardless of the horsepower number.

Nevertheless, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is so capable that it’s effectively de-throned the $400,000+ Ford GT supercar as the company’s performance king in several metrics. Although that may not be for much longer, based on reports.

We really don’t know what’s next for these two prized ponies at this time.

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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