2020 Shelby GT500SE: Ultimate Guide

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2020 Shelby GT500SE

Shelby American is pushing the latest generation Shelby GT500SE supercar to new levels. As the first Carroll Shelby Signature Edition version for this model, the car delivers sizzling styling, razor sharp handling and an additional 40 horsepower.

  • Shelby GT500SE boasts 800+ street legal horsepower on pump gas
  • 100 of each Carroll Shelby Signature Edition package will be available per model year worldwide through Shelby American
  • Each car includes a donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation
  • “First 15” offer includes special access and perks

The cars will also include other ownership benefits including entry into Team Shelby, a donation to the Carroll Shelby Foundation and more. A host of options, including the popular widebody package will also be available including a “First 15” package.

“Both the Ford Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 are world-class sports cars with spectacular performance,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “Our limited-edition Carroll Shelby Signature Edition packages are designed to build on their amazing capabilities to deliver an even more aggressive, refined and exclusive version of the two spectacular cars. They’re exceptionally handsome and deliver dazzling performance mile after mile, lap after lap. Plus, the Shelby GT500SE will be eligible for further upgrades by Shelby American in the future.”

The 2020 Shelby GT500SE will boast an additional 40+ horsepower, fully functional dry carbon fiber hood, new wheels, tires, suspension tuning, interior, badges, stripes and more.

“We integrated a new pulley and coolers so the 5.2-liter V8 churns out over 800 horsepower on 93 octane pump gas,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief of R&D. “We lowered the car with more track-focused springs that match a new aggressive suspension tune. Then we cut 30 pounds off the top of the Shelby GT500SE with the ultra-light dry carbon fiber hood, which is also much stronger and lighter. An optional wide body modification is even available for the serious driver.

Shelby GT500SE Specifications

Retail MSRP: $29,995 (not including the base 2020 Shelby GT500)


  • 800+ horsepower* 5.2L V8
  • Performance Supercharger pulley
  • Performance half shafts
  • High volume supercharger intercooler
  • High volume supercharger heat exchanger
  • Front and rear springs
  • Front and rear sway bars
  • Suspension recalibration
  • Caster camber plates
  • 20×11 and 20×11.5 rear wheels
  • Extended and hardened wheel studs
  • Performance spec tires


  • Dry carbon fiber, ventilated hood
  • Hood struts and “SHELBY” hood locks
  • Billet engine caps
  • Shelby stripes and badges
  • Leather seat recovers
  • CSM numbered engine and dash plate

Optional Features

  • Shelby Wide Body
  • Painted Stripes
  • Shelby Carbon Fiber Package (late availability)
  • Rear seat delete with harness bar
  • Michelin Sport Cup 2 performance tires
  • First Fifteen Factory Deliver

*Horsepower rating based on use of 93-octane fuel

First 15 Package

  • Buyer receives one of the first fifteen CSM numbers
  • Invitation to a party at SAI in their honor
  • One free night’s stay at the “D” Las Vegas Casino and Hotel to visit Shelby American*
  • Exclusive items
    • Shelby hat, keychain and shirt
    • Photo of owner’s car with Gary Patterson and Vince LaViolette and autographed by them
    • Car listed in the official Shelby Registry
    • Framed Registry certificate
    • Team Shelby Full membership package
    • Monroney signed by Aaron Shelby
    • Certificate for being one of the First 15

Shelby GT500SE Pictures