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Daily Briefing: Upcoming GT500 to have 760 horses; Minis match at Simeone; Ford and Shelby corral at Vintage Motorsports Festival

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The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s 5.2 Liter Supercharged V-8. Photo courtesy of Ford.

With 760 horsepower and 625 lb. ft. of torque, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be the most powerful street-legal Ford ever.

Clearly gunning for the 717 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the new car offers a 98 horsepower increase over the last GT500. Ford also claims that the new mill is the most “power- and torque-dense supercharged production V-8 engine in the world.” The supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 produces more power than the base model Challenger Hellcat, but is bested by the 797 horsepower and 840 horsepower Redeye and Demon trim levels of the Challenger.

The Mustang Shelby GT500 will go on sale in 2020 after the GT350 goes on sale this fall.

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Photo courtesy of the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum.

Staff members at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum are looking for owners of new and vintage Minis who would would be willing to loan their little car to the museum for a temporary exhibition coming up next month. The exhibition, aptly named MINI Matchup, will feature a variety of Mini bodystyles, positioning the classic models against their contemporary counterparts.

The Simeone staff has released a list of vehicles they are looking for, with two specific requests being 1964-1968 Mini Moke convertibles and 2011-2015 Mini Roadsters.

The cars will be on display from July 20 to August 4 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the full list of desired vehicles and more information on the exhibition, visit


Owners of Mustangs and Cobras can join the Ford and Shelby car corral at the Vintage Motorsports Festival this weekend at the Thompson Speedway. Visitors can expect to see a variety of vintage Shelby and Ford products alongside more than 100 vehicles of other marques at the larger festival. All vintage Ford Motor Company vehicles are welcome to participate as well as non-Ford vehicles that are Ford-powered.

The corral is sponsored by the Shelby American Automobile Club New England and will take place on the last day of the Vintage Motorsports Festival, June 22, at the Thompson Speedway in Thompson, Connecticut.

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