There was a time when American muscle vehicles might do nothing greater than speed up shortly in a straight-line however would crumble on the slightest sight of a nook. As we speak, issues have modified – and in some instances, dramatically.
The muscle automobile of the second is definitely the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which not solely sprints down the quarter-mile at scary speeds however, as this video reveals, can also be heaps of enjoyable to drive on a racetrack.
This GT500 is owned by YouTuber Velocity Phenom and was just lately taken to Laguna Seca and pushed across the difficult circuit in fury. Whereas there are many quicker vehicles on sale in the intervening time than the GT500, few, if any, have a soundtrack to match the Mustang nor are they as competitively priced.
Below the hood of the GT500 resides a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that produces 760 hp and 625 lb-ft (847 Nm) of torque and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends its energy completely by means of the rear wheels. Because the YouTuber found whereas lapping the horse automobile, it loves nothing greater than spinning up the tires in second gear if the motive force is slightly too aggressive with the throttle.
Whereas there are much more environment friendly methods to get round a racetrack shortly than having 760 hp in a rear-wheel drive automobile that weighs over 4,000 lbs, there are few vehicles that present the theater of the GT500.