2020 Ford Mustang GT vs Bullitt vs Shelby
You know you want to buy a sports car. You know it’s gotta be a 2020 Ford Mustang. You know it’s gonna be a nicer one. You have the money ready. It might feel like you have everything figured out, but there are still a lot of decisions to make. The nicer models are the Mustang GT and up, so we’ll start there and show you how ferocious an unleashed Mustang can be. It’s all here in this comparison guide to the upper-level Mustang trims.
Price: 2020 Ford Mustang GT
We know you’re here because you’re ready to pay top dollar for a Ford Mustang. But it’s nice to know how much you can expect to pay. The 2020 Mustang GT is the most affordable of the three trim levels, starting at $35,630. It’s a fairly steep climb from there. The Mustang Bullitt, the name from cinematic fame, is over $12 grand more, starting at $47,810. And the Shelby starts at $59,140 but can go as high as $70 grand. There are a wide range of options here, and you’ll get your money’s worth no matter which trim level you settle on. But it’s nice to know what to expect.
Power: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby
The prices can best be explained by what’s under the hood. All of these trim levels have an engine to make a sports car enthusiast proud. But some are definitely ahead of the curve more than others. Starting us off is the 2020 Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 engine. It’s good for 460 horsepower and a six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic. That’s outstanding power for a car this size and enough to make your neighbors envious. But we’re just getting started.
The Mustang Bullitt has the same engine, but it’s exclusively a manual transmission and puts out slightly more, with 480 horsepower to its name. But the real prize is the engine in the 2020 Mustang Shelby. The Shelby GT350 boasts a 526-horsepower 5.2-liter V8 engine, which is sure to melt you into your seat. And if that’s not enough, the cream of the crop is that same engine tuned to unleash a tremendous 760 horsepower. And, yes, that does make the Mustang the most powerful production car on earth.
Standard Features: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby
The engines might be the biggest difference between these trim levels, but there’s a corresponding uptick in features as well. The Mustang GT includes leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, six-way power-adjustable front seats, heated outside mirrors, selectable drive modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, and SYNC 3 infotainment system. The Mustang Bullitt has all that, plus unique interior and exterior badging and design elements and an upgraded suspension. The Shelby starts with aerodynamic body accents, Recaro front sport seats, Brembo brakes, and the MagneRide automatic adaptive suspension. But there are lots of options and extras to make your Mustang an absolute dream.