How does the 2020 Ford Mustang GT line stack up against the Mustang Shelby line? There’s no doubt that all of these iconic American pony cars are flashy and fast, but how flashy and fast? We’re here to take a closer look at what the Mustang GT and Shelby models can do.
2020 Ford Mustang GT vs. Shelby Power
Under the Mustang GT hood, you’ll find plenty of muscle, courtesy of the 5.0-liter V8 engine. It produces 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, getting you up and running in no time at all.
Designed for racing speed, the Mustang Shelby models are even more powerful. The Shelby GT350 features a bigger 5.2-liter V8 rated for 526 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. For more in high-performance speed, check out the Shelby GT500. Its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 cranks out 760 horses and 625 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Ford Mustang GT vs. Shelby Performance
With the Mustang GT and Shelby lines, you’re basically getting high performance and higher performance. Both the Mustang GT and GT Premium models give you what you need to impress your friends, including a limited-slip rear differential for greater driver control and an electric line lock to facilitate tire burnouts. With the manual gearbox, the Mustang GT also includes launch control, ensuring a quick start from a standing stop.
If higher performance is more your cup of tea, you’re going to love the Shelby GT350 lineup. This performance-based Mustang comes standard with stronger Brembo brakes, adaptive suspension dampers, and a Torsen rear differential with 3.73 gearing – all of which adds to your performance on the track.
The Shelby 500GT is an even more enthusiastic racer. On top of the Shelby 350GT features, this beast gives you everything you need to leave competitors in the dust, including a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, race-grade Brembo brakes, and three powertrain coolers for the oil, differential, and transmission.
2020 Ford Mustang GT vs. Shelby Comfort
Inside each of these Mustang models you’ll find premium cabin materials and generous front-seat passenger space. The Mustang GT Premium adds to the GT lineup with upscale features like leather upholstery and exclusive cabin trim. The Shelby Mustang keeps you secure as you swing around the track at high speeds, with standard Recaro front sport seats with simulated-suede inserts.
2020 Ford Mustang vs. Shelby Tech
When it comes to infotainment and convenience technology, these Mustangs have more features in common than not. The Mustang GT includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and remote start technology. Upgrade to the GT Premium for Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, which includes an 8-inch touchscreen and complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Shelby models come standard with all of the above features. Add the Technology package to your Shelby Mustang for advanced features like a voice-activated navigation system and an upgraded Bang & Olufsen sound system.
With a starting MSRP of $35,630, the 2020 Mustang GT delivers iconic American style and a sporty performance at a great price. The 2020 Shelby lineup takes Mustang style and speed to the max. Get yourself one starting at $59,140.