Shelby GT500 already banned in Europe

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Words: Nile Bijoux
23 Aug 2019

The upcoming GT500 is one of the most anticipated cars of 2020 but it doesn’t have friends everywhere. Europe has already said no to the range-topping Mustang.

The news comes from Ford Performance Marketing Manager, Jim Ownes, who confirmed that the GT500 will be available only in the US, Mexico and the Middle East. Presumably, this is due to stricter emissions regulations, which is also why European drivers can’t get behind the wheel of a Corvette or Camaro.

Earlier this year, Ford confirmed the GT500 will make a stonking 760 horsepower (566kW) and 847Nm from its supercharged 5.2L V8. In the real-world, the GT500 can complete the 0-100mph-0 (0-160km/h-0) run in just 10.6 seconds. That’s a mere 0.7sec slower than the original Bugatti Veyron, which was AWD.

 

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