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The New 2020 Shelby Mustang GT-500

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by Ryan King

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The new GT-500 — I love it — except...

There's no manual transmission.

Not that I have the money to buy one, but if I did, I wouldn't.

It's a Mustang and there's nothing more Mustang than rowing your own boat.

I don't care if it's 100 years from now and its powered by a nuclear reactor. If it's a Mustang, it requires a manual transmission.

Requires.

As in, it is officially not a Mustang without one.

Even the Corvette and the Camaro haven't lost sight of that.

To create the car without even an option for a manual is nothing but sacrilege.

Otherwise, the GT-500 looks pretty nifty watching it slowly emerge from the womb of the Mustang development team.

The claim of sub-11 second quarter-mile times with an output of over 700 horses is exactly what I think it should be.

But with a manual transmission.

And mechanical gauges. It requires mechanical gauges.

Ryan

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