The actual weight of the Mustang Shelby GT500
Till now no one has gone and checked the actual weight of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Muscle cars are usually heavy and weigh more than you think they might, reality catches up when you see the number on official literature. Sometimes official literature can be a bit incorrect. Now I reckon you must be wondering how much does this really weigh?
Youtuber Speed Phenom is one of the customers who took delivery of the GT500, earlier in the year he explained why the painted stripes cost $10,000 To do so he emptied out his car and kept only 20 miles worth of fuel in his petrol tank. He then took it to certified weighing station in Arizona. Now, a quick search says it weighs 4200/4225 pounds, after a weight check it reveals a new number.
Screenshot from Speed Phenom's Youtube video showing the weight of the GT500 from a certified weighing station.
It weighs 4080 lbs (approx. 1850 kgs) which is lesser than the known weight. The brilliant part of this is Speed Phenoms car is base model with the handling package. It does not have the Carbon fibre track pack which adds a lot of carbon to reduce weight and the rear seats are also deleted, which would make it even lighter.
The way I see it - Good for Ford to create its top of the line Muscle car that is lighter than its competitor.