2022 Mustang Shelby GT500: Autobahn Runs With Brutal Acceleration

Reaching 182 mph: Supercharged ‘Stang Power!

All focus is presently set on the upcoming seventh-gen Ford Mustang, due to be released in 2024. Still, the outgoing sixth-generation isn’t about to exit quietly; quite literally and figuratively speaking. After all, 760 horses running free on an open German autobahn should make a racket! In order to share this experience with the rest of us, AutoTopNL has created a video for us to watch – cranking up those speakers and listening to the beauty of V8 American thunder.

For those who need a refresher, the retiring Shelby GT500 comes with a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine producing a mighty 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. This motor has a rev limit of 7,500 rpm and only sends power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 180 mph as certified by Ford. This video provides an excellent opportunity to show off these Numbers.

Now, let us address the matter of top speed without lingering. According to Ford, the GT500’s velocity is set at 180 mph; though on our ride along an Autobahn, when we peered at the digital readout, it leveled out at 182 mph for some time. It was not a gradual increase meaning there may be even higher numbers concealed by the manufacturer’s limiter. In addition, it doesn’t seem to suffer any consequence when running at full throttle.

The performance statistics of the Mustang GT500 may be intriguing but arguably what’s more arresting is its acceleration potential. Looking at figures on paper is one thing, but then having it go from 70 mph to 125 mph in an astounding six seconds brings a whole new aspect into play. The second run featured in the video could well be the best ever; taking to an evidently deserted motorway, the driver opts to push the throttle with the car already rolling at a hundred miles per hour. A mere 15 seconds later, the Mustang had surged up to 170 mph – an truly remarkable feat of raw power.

One can’t help but ponder the possibilities of what the next Shelby Mustang will bring. Unfortunately, no info has been officially disclosed yet. Spotted in Detroit, though, were some hella crazy 7th-generation Mustang prototypes that featured huge tires and wild exterior design. This current era already features a 500 horsepower naturally aspirated Mustang Dark Horse, and with Ford’s CEO Jim Farley being such an enthusiast for performance, there is potential for a mega Gonzo GT500 with over 800 hp engine.

Till now, there are still 760 motives to cherish the consummate evolution of the sixth era Ford Mustang.

Source: AutoTop NL via Motorsport TV


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