Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Signature Edition signs on with 800-plus horsepower

Hear it roar? Of course you don’t, you can’t hear pictures… or can you?


Shelby American is ready to sharpen the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 even more. Last Friday, the company announced the Shelby GT500 Signature Edition, and it packs over 800 horsepower.

We don’t have a final horsepower figure yet, but at least 40 extra hp comes from a new pulley and coolers for the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine. Engineers also slimmed the car down by 30 pounds, thanks to lightweight elements such as a carbon-fiber hood. In addition, there’s a new set of track-focused springs and a

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Watch Vaughn Gittin Jr. tear up the track in the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype

Watching a talented driver push the limits of any car is really cool, but watching them pit ridiculously capable gas-powered cars against an electric vehicle — and seeing the EV keep up — is just pure awesome. 

Case in point: This video Ford released Tuesday, featuring professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr. behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 prototype going head-to-head with the likes of Ken Block in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR V2, Hailie Deegan in a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R, Joey Logano in a 2019 NASCAR Mustang and Chelsea Denofa in the 2020

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1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R sells for $3.85M, smashes records

Meet the world’s newest most valuable Mustang.


The original Bullitt Mustang was a big deal when it surfaced and sold at auction for $3.74 million this past January to become the most most valuable Mustang ever sold at auction. That record didn’t last long — this 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 Competition, or GT350R, just sped past the dollar amount.

At Mecum’s latest auction, held in Indianapolis this past weekend, this special Shelby sold for $3.85 million. The car has a big name attached to it that helped it command the big money: Ken Miles.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 review: King of the hill

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a different animal than its predecessor. If you would’ve asked me to take the last version to a road course, I’d have been leery. That car was made for straight-line top speed runs above all. But fast forward to today and it’s a different story. The new GT500 is still a drag-strip stunner, but adds a helping of apex-hunting prowess to its bag of performance tricks.


  • Muscular supercharged power
  • Surprising handling balance
  • Mean looks and sounds

Don’t Like

  • Pricey Carbon Fiber Track Package
  • Transmission occasional hunts for gears
  • Flimsy plastic paddle shifters
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