2020 Ford Mustang Brings Back GT500 & Adds New Technologies

2020 Ford Mustang GT500 NJ

For the second year in a row, a classic model returns to the classic pony car with the reintroduction of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500! But that’s not the only significant update that’s made to this automotive legend for the upcoming decade.

Besides the GT500 coming back, there are also a couple of new packages offered to give you the driving performance you desire on the streets of North & Central New Jersey and beyond. Not to mention some new color choices and the addition of a couple of new technologies designed to keep you even more connected than ever before.

With that being said, let’s take a look at what’s new for the 2020 Ford Mustang!

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Welcoming Back the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to NJ

The Shelby GT500 was first introduced in 1967 with the muscular Cobra LeMans engine under the hood that was based on the 7.0L Ford V8, with the modified Cobra Jet engine debuting a year later and staying under the hood until the end of the 1st generation in 1970. Because of its iconic status, this Mustang appeared in movies like Coming Home, Bull Durham & Gone in 60 Seconds.

A return to production came about in 2007 with a special 500-hp supercharged Ford 5.4L V8 equipped with a redesign in the 2010 edition that upped the capability to 540 hp and then 550 hp in 2011 & 662 hp in 2013. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal pony car ever thanks to the supercharged 5.2L V8 that clocks in at over 700 hp.

Virtual testing using supercomputers & 3D printing helped Ford make the Mustang Shelby GT500 perform at its best. Other numbers that are unprecedented for this model include:

  • 0-60 mph acceleration time in the mid-3.0 seconds
  • 1/4 mile time clocking in at less than 11 seconds
  • Front brakes with Brembo 6-piston fixed calipers measuring 420 mm
  • Hood vent measuring 6.03 square feet
  • TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission shifts capable of less than 100 milliseconds

Here are a few of the other features that are onboard the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to enhance the performance you get at our Union County NJ dealership location:

  • Race-bred chassis
  • Custom Michelin tires
  • Normal, Slippery, Sport, Drag & Track driving modes
  • Next-generation active MagneRide suspension
  • New electronic power steering unit
  • Lighter-weight front & rear coil springs

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s exterior design is distinctive yet menacing thanks to appearance cues like large angular grille openings, a muscular hood inspired by a fighter jet and a wider stance & front fenders. The interior offers race-inspired premium materials & unique finishes such as Dark Slate Miko suede with accent stitching, exposed carbon fiber and Recaro racing seats with firm side bolstering & pass-throughs.

A Handling Package including adjustable strut top mounts & a spoiler with a Gurney flap is available, as is the optional Carbon Fiber Track Package that gives you:

  • Exposed 20” carbon fiber wheels with 0.5”-wider rear wheels
  • Custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
  • Adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing
  • Splitter wickers with an integrated dive plane
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2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package

Speaking of performance, one of the more popular new options for the 2020 Ford Mustang is the High Performance Package. That's because it enhances the base Mustang EcoBoost coupe & convertible models by upping the power in the 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to 330 hp and 350 lb/ft of torque.

This option is designed to accelerate from 0-60 mph in the mid-4-second range on premium fuel, while being able to hit a top speed of 155 mph. It can be paired with either 10-speed SelectShift automatic or 6-speed Getrag manual transmission, so you can get the driving experience you desire.

Other components for the 2.3L High Performance Package come from the Mustang GT Performance Package including the brakes, brake cooling ramps, performance tires, chassis, aerodynamics & suspension. Not to mention and aggressive design cues like:

  • Fully active quad-tip exhaust system with a signature tuned sound
  • Blacked-out grille with offset Mustang tri-bar pony emblem
  • 2.3L High Performance Package side badges
  • Magnetic gray side mirrors
  • Raised blade rear spoiler
  • Unique metallic gray hood stripe
  • Engine-spun aluminum instrument panel with oil pressure & turbo boost gauges
  • Serialized dash plaque
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What Else is New For the 2020 Mustang?

There are some other updates to celebrate the 55th anniversary of this pony car. For starters, every 2020 Ford Mustang at our dealership serving Millburn NJ comes equipped with FordPass Connect that lets locate it, lock & unlock it, start it remotely (automatic transmission only) and check vehicle status for your fuel level, oil level & maintenance alert via your smartphone.

One of the most popular options for the Mustang is SYNC 3 with AppLink. This infotainment system adds enhanced voice recognition communications, 911 Assist & 2 smart-charging USB ports to its already tech-heavy capability lineup that includes Apple CarPlay & Android Auto for integrating your smartphone, optional navigation and more.

There's also an EcoBoost Handling Package available for the coupe to increase lateral acceleration grip & stopping power. Features onboard this bundle include:

  • Semi-metallic brakes
  • Specially calibrated MagneRide dampers
  • TORSEN® 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle
  • Wider 19” premium painted aluminum wheels
  • 24-mm solid rear sway bar for improved balance
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New 17” sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels now come standard on the base model to give an even sportier look. There are also 4 new exterior color options available:

  • 1970s heritage-inspired Grabber Lime
  • Twister Orange
  • Iconic Silver
  • Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Salerno Duane Ford will help you find the right 2020 Ford Mustang to meet your specific driving needs at our Summit, New Jersey dealership location. Contact our team today to learn more about the Mustang Shelby GT500 or any other model that catches your eye!

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