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The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 And Its Necessary Hood Pins
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 debuted on Monday in Detroit. White the power it’s packing stole the spotlight, few took notice of its standard hood pins. The six-generation monster will have over 700-hp from a 5.2-liter V-8 and a 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger with 12 psi. It’s said to run the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds, and go from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds.
Carl Widmann, Ford Performance boss told Motor Authority that the hood pins are necessary to ensure the hood stays in place when the car picks up speed. “If you took the hood pins off and ran it, it’ll lift,” he said. Well, we have to say we’re grateful for those hoodpins, since whoever gets their hands on one of these speed demons will more than likely take it straight to the track. Hoodpins or no hoodpins, the GT500 is as beautiful as it is powerful. Check it out, right here.
Source: Motor Authority