2020 GT500 Weight Revealed + Critical Specs | Shelby GT350R Updates – Ford Mustang News

2020 GT500 Weight Revealed + Critical Specs | Shelby GT350R Updates – Ford Mustang News

Well, the highly anticipated weight numbers
are finally in and not looking too good, that’s right. The 2020 GT500 has gone full-on dad bod tipping
the scales at 4,225 pounds for the base car. Yikes. What’s up, guys? I’m Justin with americanmuscle.com. And in this episode of Mustang News, we’re
gonna be breaking down the weight of the new yet to be released, Shelby, of course, along
with some of the other interesting things happening in the world of Mustang. So what do you say we get right into it? Now just yesterday, the final piece of the
GT500 puzzle was revealed and of course in true fashion, it’s got the internet clutching
their collective pearls. But are we really all that surprised about
this number? What do you say we take a closer look at it
again? 4,225 is what Ford is claiming for their base
car. Now for reference sake here, gang, that’s
almost 600 pounds more than a GT350’s base or curb weight of 3,600 pounds and change,
about 400 pounds more than my 2019 GT premium car and almost 700 pounds heavier than the
new C8 Corvette’s estimated curb weight. However, if there is a silver lining here,
it’s that the GT 500 is still a couple of a hundred pounds lighter than a standard Hellcat,
but, and this is a rather big butt, pun intended, and that is the fact that the Shelby now weighs
essentially the same as a Dodge Demon which comes in at roughly 4,280. Now one of course could assume that the track
pack and the carbon fiber equipped GT500 is going to weigh a little bit less thanks
to all those baller carbon fiber components such as a wheels. But even that car realistically, guys, is
still going to exceed 4,000 pounds. Now the reality is here, guys, none of this
really should come as much of a surprise, right? I mean factor in all of that extra hardware
such as your blower and all of its components, those massive Brembo brakes, the DCT trans
which alone weighs over 220 pounds and you have a good chunk of weight on top of an already
husky pony car. Now I think if anything here the community
was kind of holding onto or grasping at the fact that there might be some magic wand out
there that would suspend basic physics and somehow, someway make this car weigh in the
mid to high 3000-pound range which we all know now is just simply impossible and unrealistic. But that’s not to say this car won’t be an
incredible performer. In fact, case and point just before Ford dropped
the weight news of the Shelby, they also dropped the bombshell that the GT500 will go 0 to
100 miles an hour, back to 0 again in 10.6 seconds, which is a rather astonishing feat
and puts the Shelby in supercar territory beating out cars like the McLaren F1 LM, Porsche
Carrera GT, Pagani Zonda, Dodge Viper ACR and finally the Camaro ZL1 which all by the
way weigh substantially less than the 2020 GT500. So, yes, while weight is a very important
figure to consider or pay attention to, it’s not the end all be all measurement of performance. And for the record, punching those weight
and horsepower figures of the 2020 GT500 into a quarter-mile ET and speed calculator
puts this car right at a 10.80 at 132 miles an hour which is pretty much on par with what
we heard at the reveal back in January. Either way, guys, we really want to hear what
your thoughts are on the weight here with the new Shelby. Are you disappointed or are you still all
in dad bod or not? Let us know below. Now along with the weight Ford also dropped
there 86-page e-source book on the 2020 GT500 which is put together by the Blue Oval
for training purposes on the new car and basically covers every interesting little tidbit or
detail you want to know about the Shelby and it’s really cool. In fact, we’ll drop a link in the description
if you guys want to check it out, kill some time. Big shout out to Jarstang and the crew at
mustang6g.com for throwing this up. Now in it, we learn a little bit more about
things like the engine for instance, like the fact that the engine has a massive 11-quart
oil capacity and is actually receiving an aluminum oil pan unlike the standard GT or
GT350s that utilize that composite piece. We also learned a little bit more about the
unique exhaust featuring the 2 3/4-inch diameter tubing included X-pipe all which helped deliver
its very unique tone. And along with that, we get a better sense
of things like spring rates for instance which include a 251-pound front spring and a 914-pound
rear spring which by the way are very firm when compared to the stock in aftermarket
springs for the S550. Now this is just a tip of the iceberg here,
guys. And again, I encourage you to check out the
rest of the PDF if you want to kill some time and learn a little bit more about the car. Not to be left out, the GT350 is also getting
a few minor tweaks for 2020 including some suspension from the big brother GT500. Now this does include the high-trail steering
knuckle which should help combat some of the tram lining persistent with these cars along
with the new steering rack and power steering calibration. The 52-block also saw some tweaks here to
make it suitable for use in not only the GT 350 but also the GT500 in Cobra Jet. And to aid in easing production in budget
costs all three of these cars will now share the same 52-block but with slightly different
internals as obviously, the crankshaft will be different in the flat plane 350, still
very much unique to that car. Finally, a few new colors do make their way
to the Shelby including iconic silver which by the way is the very first time the high
revving 350 does receive a silver paint job since being reintroduced back in 2015. Last but not least, we all know Christmas
will be here before we know it, yes, I know I just said it, but if you’re looking for
a special gift for that special Mustang fan in your life, boy do we have a present here
for you. This January, the original Bullitt Mustang
we’ll be rolling across the auction block at the Mecum Auction down in Florida. Now if remember member, guys, Ford actually
linked up with the current owner to help reveal the 2019 Bullitt Mustang showing the cars
off side by side at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. I was there, it was awesome, I also got to
meet the lovely Molly McQueen. Now no word yet on what this car might actually
fetch but if I’m a guessing man or a betting man, something with a million or maybe even
millions might be a possibility. But what do you guys think? Drop us a comment below. Well, gang, that is going to wrap up this
installment of Mustang News. Of course, don’t forget to like, comment,
subscribe, if you really dig our content here at AM, I would certainly appreciate it. And remember, for all things Mustang, keep
it right here at americanmuscle.com.


100 thoughts on “2020 GT500 Weight Revealed + Critical Specs | Shelby GT350R Updates – Ford Mustang News”

  • AmericanMuscle.com says:

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    The 2020 GT500's weight is finally revealed at a portly 4,225lbs or 600lbs more than the GT350! Now the GT500 does have a lot more going on in the engine room when compared to the Shelby GT350, however, a 4,225lb 2020 GT500 is a lot to take in.

    Although the weight of cars continues to climb, so does horsepower and suspension technology. We're optimistic that the suspension tuning wizards at Ford Performance have found a way to reign in this high curb weight.

    The GT500 gave Ford an opportunity to further refine the suspension tuning of high-performance S550 Mustangs. This means that lessons learned on the GT500 have trickled down to an updated suspension setup for the GT350 to help limit tram-lining. Tram-ling is the phenomenon when cars using wide from tires, 305s on the GT350,

    Finally, the original Mustang Bullitt is heading for the Mecum Auto Auction in January 2020! This is one of the most iconic Mustangs and we expect it to fetch big numbers when the auction rolls around. Are you going to bid?

  • Also the 2019 GT 350 apparently makes more power than before.

  • not surprised about the weight…I have a 2013 and did a bunch of mods (suspension, big brakes, exhaust, engine stuff, etc.) and I'm now around 4100 myself…oh well, still very impressive performance!

  • I want a video how to shed weight on the S550 without losing stuff like seats. Aluminium driveshaft, K Member, hood, wheels, I would love to see that top then weight savers

  • Notorious Films says:

    I was really hoping for 3,999 or less lol. I get that the trans and brakes and engine components weigh some more. But, 600 more lbs than a gt350, 400 more than a GT premium. That’s a lot… the whole thing here was dodge makes boats, now we made a huge boat ourselves lol. Get your oars ready ?

  • Roger Hernandez says:

    I've been a Mustang owner and fan All of my life but this news is disappointing, regardless how it's sugarcoated. At the cost margin their will be other options that will be more attractive for the money….C8?

  • Don't get me wrong… I'm a Ford guy, and already have a waaay overpriced Roush RS3 Mustang… The new GT500 is just another over-priced Mustang. The next addition to my collection will be a Vette, in my opinion a bargain, and not in supercar "territory", but actually is a world class supercar..

  • You would think that Ford could do better. Why not build the Coyote platform up? Or FPC?

    Hell, they are only building Mustangs and trucks now. I was expecting a Hellcat.Mustang.

    Seems the 2014 Mustang GT500 is still the king.

    Losing my confidence in Ford. Still, buy American. Chevy, Ford or Chrysler Corp!

  • If the GT500R/KR comes around, that will probably be close to 4000lbs between the carbon fiber + rear seat delete being mandatory and the standard electronics and heated/cooled seats being removed. Not sure anyone would want something so expensive without extra safety features at least thought.

  • Makes me nervous how it’ll perform against the c8 corvette. It would give the Stingray a fun for its money, but once the c8 ZR1/Z06 comes out, forget it

  • I'm a huge Ford and Mustang guy but this is definitely disappointing. I'm actually considering a 2020 C8 even though it will offer a completely different experience vs the GT500.

  • Well mustang guys will be mad about the weight, so I have a solution to 4,222lbs.if say its yo heavy well one thing is to lose some weight on yourself, I mean if you wanna race the car you must lose some weight to lighten the car..hmmmm? make sence

  • What happened to “Venom kills Demons”… come on Ford, if anything kill this car before it is released and go back to the drawing boards. We’re getting spanked by Dodge and now Chevrolet with their C8.

  • She's a pig for sure….and a ricers wet dream with that ridiculous wing! I'll stick with my low 11 second '18 GT which I have far less than 1/2 the money in… Ford really screwed up, but go figure, they don't even wanna build cars any longer…why use the same stupid plastic cheap a$$ rotary shift knob that is also found in that overpriced Edge SUV? And there is a reason a lot of other car manufacturers don't use a DCT transmission (can we say fragile boys n girls)? And not even a stick offering? come on man, that destroys 50+ years of Ford iconic history forcing an auto only in the GT500. Sorry Ford, I'll be keeping my GT for now, and since you won't build daily driver cars any longer (I daily a Fiesta ST) I'll likely be looking to Subaru for a WRX for its replacement sometime fairly soon. My brand is being ran by idiots and millenials, and I'm sure Carroll Shelby would agree if he were still alive!

  • ?Why is it such a pig? I’m afraid Ford has screwed up on this one, especially if they limit availability and increase cost. I will be keeping my GT350R and buying a new C8 Corvette for sure.

  • They shouldve made the 500 a straight up drag car and left the track crap for the gt350 the 500 has always been balls to the wall if i want a gt500 i want it to go fast in a straight line

  • Decomposing Mongoose says:

    Meanwhile the C8 is pricing out at over $95k! So much for under $60K! Chebby fanboys nationwide are heartbroken! Clever marketing by Chebby management.

  • Andrew Christianson says:

    I think this is the car that will never come out, because they keep changing stuff when other sports cars come out like new Corvette LOL

  • We need to stop worrying about weight and look at how awesome this car performs, sounds, and looks. Pplwanna complain about weight as if its a 1977 Cadillac. But we've become so desensitized to performance like turning at 300 mph, or 1000+ hp that we've forgotten the performance numbers and how well this car is at the track. Mustang has done a helluva job making this car. We need to stop complaining about weight and actually optimistic on this. It still performs well and the extra weight will make for a better and more comfortable ride

  • I’m not surprised by the weight, but I really hoped they would get a 3 at the front of the weight. Really cements for me that the GT350 is the track car and the GT500 is a weapon for winning any race.

  • The E-Source book is super dope, didn't know about that so thanks for making us aware and providing it in the description! The 2020 GT 500 is a big boy, but like you said we had to kind of expect it. I was hoping for it to be just under 4,000 but hey, if it can go 0-100mph and back to 0 in TEN SECONDS then shoot who cares! Haha

  • Ronny D. B. Lopez says:

    Either way, Awesome Car…
    Titanium parts should be used. Either keep the weight per price or lighter with higher cost.
    Aerospace titanium alloys should help the weight without sacrificing performance nor safety.
    Look at Pagani Huarya for example.

  • Utah county Picazo's page says:

    Lol I guess venom doesn’t kill demons ford took an L on this one with the c8 price and weight camaro left because you can now get a base vet for such a killer deal

  • Motortrend is going to put the base GT500 with its $74,000 price tag and 4225 lbs against a $70,000 3870 lbs ZL1/1LE 10 speed auto ( manual weights around 3840 lbs, 30 lbs extra for the automatic according to an article). Lap times are not looking great for the GT500 unless they go full out with the $90,000 track pack version.

  • Christopher Lentz says:

    I’m a huge mustang fan. But. Ford messed up. The thing isn’t gonna compete with the c8. And the c8 dropping at 50k. This Shelby isn’t gonna be worth a damn thing. And honestly the mustangs in general arnt gonna be worth much anymore. So unless ford cuts the prices by a lot. They just lost the hp war

  • What??? all i’ve been hearing from this guy for years is how GREaT the mustang was not because of power or torque but because it was “light” and therefore relevant among premium muscle cars like the ZL1. and Hellcat.

    singing a totally different tune now. lmao. what a Toolbox.

  • LightningBlueMeanie says:

    I'm just curious how that DCT will hold up to that power/weight. Especially when people pulley down and try to make some big power.

  • I'm sorry but this is a fail. Base GT is 3700lbs. It gained 525lbs over the base GT.
    For comparison a SS is 3600lbs and the ZL1 1LE is 3850 for only a 250lb weight gain. Ford could learn something from GM on weight savings.

  • Robert Bonefant says:

    It would be great if you could purchase carbon fiber body panels for the GT 500. You could save up to 350 Lbs .
    The would help with the weight on the front end

  • Considering the markup they get these days I wont able get one anyway. I hate to see the Bullit getting auctioned off like that, it just doesn’t feel right. I hope Jay Leno does get it, otherwise it’s liable to disappear into someone’s garage for a decade or more.

  • Justin, I don't think we can call this a Pony Car. The average guy like me will never ever own it. Even if I could afford it. Just like the 350R…"dealer markup" will put this thing well over 100K. For a Ford…and not a GT. So, weight doesn't matter in my opinion.

  • 4000 pounds is way to heavy for this Mustang. Ford just failed in this category. The dodge is old and larger so its a given why its heavy. Ford got lazy on managing weight. This really hurts the prospect of this car. There is no excuse for this weight. Especially how long this took to come out.

  • Lol the Corvette kills this piece of shit. If you're a car guy that's looking for a good car, the only option is Chevy. Don't argue, it's literally factually and inarguably correct, it's actually science. Goodbye Ford, RIP.

  • I've been a Mustang fan since day 1. I lusted over the original GT350 for years. I was hot for the Boss 302. Gaga over the new GT350 and now I am breathless for the GT500. What can I say? But alas now I am too old. As much as I would like to have the GT500, it is probably too much car for me now. And I wonder if I could handle a new GT350. After all the GT packs a big punch. And now I come to reality, fantasies aside – maybe the 2020 High Performance 2.0 L Ecoboost will work. 😉 ….. Or, maybe the new Supra. 🙂

  • Charles Bronson says:

    Looks like my favorite American car has been hitting the buffet table …. Millenials make everything like them Fat all it needs it a manbun

  • Ford dropped the ball , they never listen to their customers , first of all the gt500 should have had a manual tranny option , second 760 should have been at least 800 hp , ford lied to its customers, as venom still does not kill demons , what a lie that was , that guy should be fired for lying to customers

  • Don’t worry about weight. Going to be a great car. Well built vehicle, wait til you get behind the wheel. Love it. Good video. When you get the car, mods will be done.

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