The 2020 Ford Mustang is generating a lot of buzz, not only from Mustang fans, but from fast car fans in general. While this is easily a crowd pleaser for anyone that appreciates Fords or has an affinity for Mustangs, the 2020 Mustang Shelby has become one of the most desirable cars among car enthusiasts everywhere.
This is by far the biggest, baddest, most powerful Mustang ever produced and it’s garnering attention at every turn. If you're a fan of raw power, fast speed, and cutting edge technology, this car will not disappoint.
Ford really came through in producing the next generation Shelby by pushing all the boundaries and packing as much of a punch as possible into one fine machine. Let’s take a look at 20 little known facts about the 2020 Ford Mustang.
20 Has 760 hp
Buckle…your…seatbelts! The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500 is going to give you precisely the kind of kick-back in the driver’s seat that you crave. This fine machine boasts 760 horses under the hood, and they’re roaring to go! With 625 lb-ft of torque, this car is not messing around!
19 Most Powerful Street-legal Ford Ever Made
According to the Detroit Free Press, this car has quickly earned the title of being the “most powerful street-legal Ford" that has ever been made. Drivers will be stunned by the sheer speed and raw power produced by this incredible car. It can hold its own both on the road and at the track with no mods required.
18 Can do 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds
If you’re all about the numbers, then do the math on this: the brand new 2020 Mustang will get you from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, according to Car and Driver.
To put this in perspective, Motortrend reported that the 2019 Mustang goes 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. The 2020 is a very fast, aggressive vehicle that doesn’t disappoint.
17 It Does Not Come With A Manual Transmission
For all the fans of manual transmissions out there, we apologize, but this beauty does not come with one. Rest assured, however, that the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the Tremec developed gearbox system will not let you down. It’s not the same experience as a stick-shift drive, but auto-shifting would significantly slow down the performance of this car.
16 Signed Engine
This car is so exquisitely designed that each GT500 engine is closely monitored during the build-process. Motortrend informs us that these engines are exclusively built in Romeo, Michigan, by a team of two technicians. Get a load of this – these two technicians actually sign each completed unit. Owning a 2020 Ford Mustang really does equate to owning a valuable piece of history.
15 Has More Downforce Than A GT40
You heard that correctly! The 2020 Mustang produces rear downforce to a maximum of 550 pounds at 180 mph, according to the Motor Trend Network. This is way more force than you’d ever see from a 2017 Ford GT. One of the many options this car comes equipped with includes the rear wing, which is part of the Carbon-Fiber Track Package.
14 Has Removable Wicker Splitters At The Front
There are many features that you can add on to customize your 2020 Ford Mustang driving experience. Inclusive with the Track-Pack features that can be added to this vehicle are front splinter wickers with integral dive planes. This makes it easier to adapt the car’s aerodynamics to any track. The front wicker splinters are unfortunately not available with the mid-ranged Handling package.
13 Has The Biggest Vent Of Any Ford
The huge vent on the 2020 Mustang’s hood is “the biggest vent ever fitted to a production Ford,” according to an article released by TopSpeed in January of this year. Not only is the sheer size of this vent a notable fact, but it also features another cool trick that you may also want to learn about – the removable rain guard!
12 Has A Removable Rain Guard Under The Vent
The 2020 Ford Mustang is loaded with many amazing features. One of which is that it has a rain guard built in underneath the vent which can be removed easily when not needed. Top Speed reminds us that the removal of the rain guard will improve airflow under the hood itself, so you can customize this dependent upon your driving needs each time you take the car out.
11 Maintained The Old Version Headlights
The traditional headlights of the older model Mustangs are a true part of the historical significance of this car. Recognizable and very much a statement piece, these headlights showcase some Mustang nostalgia that we’re not in a rush to let go of. Not everything that’s newer is better. We're very happy to report that Ford maintained the old version and style of their headlights on the 2020 model.
10 Features A Huge Shelby Snake Decal
The huge Shelby snake decal is the undeniable statement piece to this incredible car. The cobra is prominently featured on the front grill of the 2020 Ford Mustang, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The snake carries along with it fond nostalgic memories and claims to the evolution of the vehicle.
9 Has Solid Hood Pins
If you love fast speeds and high powered vehicles, you’ll definitely be happy to learn that the 2020 Mustang requires solid hood pins. That’s right – it requires them. Packing over 760 horsepower into that car means that if the pins on this hood aren’t strong, the car will lift. Now that’s a lot of raw power! Car enthusiasts will all agree that the requirement for secure hood pins is a testament to the force this car yields.
8 Has Heat Resistant Exhaust Tips
This car exerts so much power and energy that if the exhaust tips were not heat resistant, this car would quickly catch fire. The exhaust tips are sure to overheat the bumper and ignite into a ball of flames if they weren’t so cleverly designed with heat resistant tips.
7 Has The Same Supercharger As The 2019 Corvette
Move over, Chevy – Ford has entered the ring. The new contender in this match is the 2020 Mustang which features the same supercharger as the 2019 Corvette. The 2.7-liter supercharger is supplied by the Eaton Corporation, and according to Car and Driver, is the same unit found in the ZR1. Power is clearly not an issue with this car!
6 Has A 7-speed, Dual-Clutch Transmission
This car roars with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that Ford claims is the “quickest factory Mustang ever, both in a straight line and around a racetrack.” The 2020 Mustang is a race-bred car with so much force and speed that it's barely passing as a street-legal vehicle in its most stock, unmodified state.
5 Has Massive Brakes
As stated by Road Show by CNET, the front brakes on a 2020 Mustang are larger than the wheels on some cars! Of course, a car with this amount of power output must be equally equipped with the braking power to stop the force that is initiated. This beast can brake down to 0 in 10.6 seconds, according to the Road Show.
4 Features Carbon Fiber Accents
Carbon fiber accents are plentiful in the 2020 Ford Mustang. Motor1 reports on the massive carbon-fiber rear wing, designed with race-speeds in mind. The interior also features carbon fiber accents inclusive of the gauge cluster and instrument panels. There’s no shortage of race-inspired carbon fiber styling on this amazing car.
3 Has 6 Radiators
According to Autoblog, this monstrosity of a vehicle has 6 radiators working hard to cool the various components of the car. Cooling the oil and transmission of this car is essential to the overall maintenance and performance. Full functionality of all these oversized radiators is critical at all times.
2 Top Speed Is More Than 190 mph
The top speed for this enormously powerful car can easily exceed an astounding 190 miles per hour, but is regulated at this top speed to keep it street legal. It’s hovering right at the edge of being considered a race car, and the slightest modifications can take you well over this reported “maximum” speed.
1 Has A Rotary Dial Transmission Shifter
This feature has been met with lukewarm reviews. The rotary dial transmission shifter is essentially useless, since the car will shift automatically. It all comes down to personal design preference. Some love this rotary dial that was introduced in the 2020 model, while others could easily do without it.
Sources: Hemmings, Motor1, Motor Authority, Autoblog, Road Show by CNET, Motortrend, Detroit Free Press