Mustang Shelby GT500 With A Manual Trans Isn’t Ruled Out

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The new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 has a lot to offer. One thing it doesn’t offer – to the frustration of more than a few Mustang enthusiasts – is a manual transmission. The new car only offers a single transmission option, and though a paddle-shift seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox isn’t anything to sneeze at, there is something to be said for the good-old feel of directly moving levers and cables to change gears. The GT500’s main competitors dish up a manual, and according to Road & Track, future GT500 models might as well.

The magazine had occasion to speak with Ford Performance Head Engineer Carl Widdman today, shortly after the big GT500 unveiling this morning. In that discussion, Widdman didn’t confirm anything relating to a manual transmission. However, with regards to such an option, he did reportedly say that “we always listen to…

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