The drip feed of information regarding the new Mustang Shelby GT500 continues, with Ford announcing further performance and specification details.
According to the automaker, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 will have a 0-100-0mph (0-161-0km/h) time of 10.6 seconds. To put this in perspective, the Bugatti Veyron was able to complete the same metric in 9.9s.
The GT500 will also feature 419mm front discs, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and optional carbon-fibre wheels.
The wet-clutch seven-speed Tremac TR-9070 dual-clutch transmission will only inject transmission fluid onto the clutch surfaces only during "thermal events" in order to "minimise parasitic loss" while still providing cooling.
Gear changes can be executed in as little as 80 milliseconds, and "over-torque" shifts are employed in drag and track modes to enable uninterrupted power delivery.
The GT500's shift paddles are directly linked to transmission rather the car's CAN-bus system, eliminating a source of delay.
At least four driving modes (normal, sport, drag and track) will be available, each of which alters the ride dampening, stability control, ABS modulation and steering setup.
Other available features include a launch control system with a driver-selectable rev point, and an electronic line lock.
In June this year, Ford confirmed the Shelby GT500's 5.2-litre supercharged V8 engine would be rated at 567kW of power and 847Nm of torque.