Ford today released fresh details on the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang, including that the vehicle will be governed to 180MPH top speed.

The 180 mph governed top speed may be disappointing to some but we have no doubt that the zero-to-60 and quarter-mile claims made by Ford — under 3.0 seconds to 60 mph and sub 11.0-second quarter mile, will make the vast majority of buyers happy.

This comes as Ford released new images and spec sheets detailing the reasons why the 2020 GT500 will be the most aerodynamic and thermally efficient Mustang ever built.

The images show how the GT500 uses air in several ways to cool and feed the most powerful Mustang ever, including utilization of the engine air intake, six-square-foot hood vent, air conditioning condenser, low-temp supercharger radiator, main high-temp radiator, auxiliary high-temp radiator, engine oil and transmission coolers, front brake duct, front splitter and splitter wicker.

This all adds up to the vehicle being designed to extract more than 230 kilowatts of powertrain heat plus another 100 kilowatts of brake heat under extreme driving conditions, all while generating up to 500 pounds of rear downforce at 180 mph.

Check inside to learn all about the aerodynamics and cooling features of the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang. 


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