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.