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Could The Ford Mustang GT500 Have 720 Horsepower?​

A leaked spec sheet suggests the upcoming Ford Mustang GT500 could have up to 720hp. The image, shared by Mustang6g, shows a lot of the potential details of the car, but it is unconfirmed whether this sheet is legitimate or not.

The sheet states that power will come from a supercharged 5.2-litre V8, which has been rumoured for a while. We expect that engine to be related to the 5.0-litre V8 in the Mustang GT, which shares the 7,500rpm limit shown here. Wind the car up to the redline and you’ll unleash all 720hp. That’ll put it above the 707hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat – thought to be the benchmark for this new Mustang.

Leaked Mustang GT500 spec sheet

The Hellcat is known for being porky and, if this image is to be believed, the Mustang has followed suit. With a kerb weight of 1,916kg, it would be almost 200kg heavier than the Mustang GT350. We’re not sure how the Mustang GT500 could weigh so much more, especially with a carbon fibre driveshaft, but we’ll find out when official information is revealed.

All that power is reportedly sent to the rear wheels, which might make the GT500 quite a handful. Of course, it could mean that Ford is setting the car up with drag strips in mind – the standard Mustang features a Drag Strip driving mode and Line Lock. This features brakes the front wheels and allows the rears to spin; that’s useful for warming your tyres up before a drag race.

If true, the image shows that the Mustang will hit 190mph. Thanks to all that power, 0-62mph should be dispatched in 3.5 seconds and you should hit the end of the quarter-mile strip in around 10 seconds.

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