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Test drive: The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful Ford ever

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a forgettable car.

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That is to say, it takes about 10 seconds of driving it on a racetrack to nearly forget you’re in a Mustang.

Not a drag strip, mind you, but a twisty road course. In this case, the one outside of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR oval, where Ford debuted the all-new GT500. The way it accelerates, turns and stops is uncannily effortless for a model that has traditionally been a burly bruiser.

That’s what previous GT500s were, going back to the 1967 original. Driving one, even the latest 2013-2014 edition, made you feel like Wile E. Coyote with an Acme rocket strapped to the roof. With a 760 hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8 nicknamed the Predator under the hood, the new GT500 has more power than any that’s come before it, but harnesses with technology that seems alien to the Mustang.

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The Predator is based on the Voodo engine used by the Shelby GT350. It features a stronger block, trades the Voodo’s flat-plane crank for a cross-plane crank and has a 2.65-liter supercharger strapped to the top of it. (Ford)

At its starting price of $73,995, the GT500 is equipped with foot-wide Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 4S tires, computer-controlled MagneRide shock absorbers that can adjust their stiffness 1,000 times per second and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that changes gears in eight-hundredths of one. Some will no doubt bemoan the lack of a stick-shift, but Ford doesn’t have one potent enough to handle the engine’s 625 lb-ft of torque and also wanted the GT500’s performance to be as accessible as possible, so the robots won.

Left to its own devices, the GT500 is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and covering a quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds on its best day, according to Ford. Both figures are .1 seconds quicker than its rival, the bigger, heavier 797 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye can manage. It retains the Mustang’s line-lock feature that holds the car in place as you do a burnout to warm up the tires and a launch control system that makes it easy to get going and send the engine screaming to its 7,500 rpm redline between shifts.

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Hit the brakes and the GT500’s 16.5-inch front and 14.5-inch rear discs stop it as if you’ve dropped an anchor equal to its 4,200 or so pounds, which is a couple of hundred more than any other Mustang.

This sort of straight-line performance is great and all that, but the twist is how the GT500 handles the turns. The car has more vents in it than a building in spy movie, but they’re not just for cooling its monster motor and brakes. They also channel air through the body to reduce lift at speed. A $1,500 handling pack adds a set of aerodynamic whiskers to the front corners of the car and a Gurney flap on top of the rear spoiler to turn more of the air passing by them into downforce, while an $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack cranks up the effect.

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It completely swaps the rear spoiler for a giant wing designed after the one on the Ford Mustang GT4 racing car that helps the GT500 generate 550 pounds of downforce at its electronically restricted 180 mph top speed. Stickier summer-only Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires on lightweight carbon fiber wheels, deep Recaro front buckets and a rear seat delete that turns the GT500 into a two-passenger coupe are also included.

With this arsenal in place, the GT500 goes around curves as if it’s swinging at the end of a string. The grip and poise are uncanny. The faster you drive, the smaller and more nimble it feels. You find yourself attacking long sweepers and esses without a second thought, the way you would in something that started its life as a high-end sports car, not a $28,000 pony. When it does reach the limit, it leaves plenty of room for error as you reel it back in.

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Much of the credit goes to an advanced traction and stability management system that allows you to floor the accelerator with much abandon and figures out how much power you really need in any situation. I didn’t try shutting it off, because I’m exactly the kind of mediocre, middle-age lowest common denominator driver the engineers were looking to keep safe when they programmed it, but the ones I spoke with said it’s faster if you don’t, anyway.

While many owners will no doubt tow their GT500s to the track with an F-Series truck Ford is happy to sell them on the side, I don’t think they’d mind driving it there much at all. The steamroller tires add some noise, but the firm ride is perfectly acceptable on the road.

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That said, be sure to plan for a few extra stops for gas. The GT500’s fuel economy is a pretty dismal 12 mpg city and 18 mpg highway, while the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye manages 13 mpg and 22 mpg, the latter thanks in part to a higher top gear ratio.

But there’s a different kind of fluid on the options list that will make your gas bill look cheap. Along with the regular $1,000 decals, Ford is offering a limited number of GT500 with hand-painted racing stripes for $10,000. They don’t make the car any faster, but they may be worth their weight in gold if you send it across the auction block someday.

I’m sure you’ll always remember it fondly if you do.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Base price: $73,995

Type: 4- or 2- passenger, 2-door rear-wheel-drive coupe

Engine: 5.2-liter supercharged V8

Power: 760 hp, 625 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 7-speed automatic

MPG: 12 city/18 hwy

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‘Star Wars’ trilogy from ‘Game of Thrones’ writers no longer happening

“Game of Thrones” screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reportedly walked away from a blockbuster deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm to launch a “Star Wars” film trilogy.

Benioff and Weiss, who made the wildly popular HBO franchise based on the novels by George R. R. Martin, told Deadline.com that they are too busy with their Netflix series to work on the legendary sci-fi series.

‘GAME OF THRONES’ STARS EMILIA CLARKE, JASON MOMOA AND KIT HARINGTON REUNITE

“We love Star Wars,” the statement read.

“When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”

CAMILA CABELLO MET ‘GAME OF THRONES’ STAR EMILIA CLARKE — AND TOTALLY FANGIRLED

The duo were expected to usher in a new era of Star Wars with a 2022 release date following this December’s “The Rise of Skywalker.” But they reportedly signed a “nine figure deal” with Netflix in August.

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“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the pair told Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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‘Star Wars’ trilogy from ‘Game of Thrones’ writers no longer happening

“Game of Thrones” screenwriters David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have reportedly walked away from a blockbuster deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm to launch a “Star Wars” film trilogy.

Benioff and Weiss, who made the wildly popular HBO franchise based on the novels by George R. R. Martin, told Deadline.com that they are too busy with their Netflix series to work on the legendary sci-fi series.

‘GAME OF THRONES’ STARS EMILIA CLARKE, JASON MOMOA AND KIT HARINGTON REUNITE

“We love Star Wars,” the statement read.

“When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything.”

CAMILA CABELLO MET ‘GAME OF THRONES’ STAR EMILIA CLARKE — AND TOTALLY FANGIRLED

The duo were expected to usher in a new era of Star Wars with a 2022 release date following this December’s “The Rise of Skywalker.” But they reportedly signed a “nine figure deal” with Netflix in August.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

“There are only so many hours in the day, and we felt we could not do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects,” the pair told Deadline. “So we are regretfully stepping away.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Kanye West Brags About $68 Million Tax Refund In ‘Airpool Karaoke’

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Kanye West’s accountant must be heaven-sent.

In Monday’s airplane version of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” called “Airpool Karaoke” (above), West told “The Late Late Show” host that God is using the rapper’s wealth to flex. Apparently the almighty steered the “Jesus Is King” singer toward a hefty IRS refund as part of that plan.

“He’s using me to show off,” West said. “Last year I made $115 million and still ended up $35 million in debt. This year I looked up and I just got $68 million returned to me on my tax returns.”

West and Corden flew on a jet with more than 100 members of the rapper’s chorus. They sang material from the new album “Jesus Is King,” plus the older tune “Jesus Walks.”

But the flight really took off when West riffed on his life. Speaking of his five years of marriage to Kim Kardashian, he said, smiling: “Marriage years are different than human. … Every marriage year is like 100 years. It’s like 500 years of marriage.”

Corden scoffed at West’s notion that he made marriage cool again, saying “everybody” thought it was cool for him to marry Kardashian.

“Not Kris Humphries,” West shot back.

If God could fire off a rimshot, that would have been the perfect moment.

Fly with West and Corden above.

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Georgia manhunt on for convicted child rapist mistakenly released from prison

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A manhunt in Georgia continued Monday after a convicted child rapist who was sentenced to life behind bars was mistakenly released from prison last week, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement.

MOTHER ADMITS HITTING CHILD OVER DIRTY DIAPER, REPORTS SAY; INFANT LATER DIED

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was released “in error” from the Rogers State Prison in rural Tattnall County at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, the department said in a statement.

“All resources are being utilized to ensure the rapid apprehension of Munoz-Mendez, including the Georgia Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit and US Marshals,” the statement said. It was unclear what circumstances lead to his release.

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Munoz-Mendez went to prison in April 2015 after receiving three life sentences for the rape and aggravated child molestation of a girl under the age of 10 in Gwinnett County, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported, citing court records.

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Chicago Mayor Poses With Barack Obama On Same Day She Refused To Meet Donald Trump: ‘Your Leadership Inspired Millions’

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Wonder why she’d do that…

During Trump’s speech to the IACP, he came down hard on Chicago, calling the Windy City “embarrassing to us as a nation” when it came to crime and also said Afghanistan was a “safe place by comparison.”

Oh yeah, that. Oh, and this too attacking the Police Commissioner:

“There’s one person that’s not here today,” Trump told the IACP yesterday. “Where is he? I want to talk to him. In fact, more than anyone else this person should be here, because maybe he could learn something. And the Chicago superintendent of police, Eddie Johnson.”

The president went on to accuse Johnson of “not doing his job” and called Chicago “the worst sanctuary city in America,” referring to local authority reluctance to work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel.

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Creator Shreds Trump’s Poster Parody: ‘Leave Our Witches Alone’

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is hawking what appears to be a ripoff version of the iconic “Hocus Pocus” poster.

And one of the movie’s creators is not happy, reported ET Canada.

“I am disgusted by this putrid act of evasion,” tweeted Mick Garris, a screenwriter on the 1993 fantasy comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

“This is the worst president in our history, and I object in every way his attempt to co-opt, no matter how poorly, our creation,” continued Garris. “Leave our witches alone, oh Evil One.”

Trump’s campaign promoted the $24 fine art print on Twitter Monday.

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It appears to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as the witches attempting to attack Trump, who is seen flying over Washington with an American flag.

“HOAXUS POCUS!” reads the description of the poster on Trump’s website.

“The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of the USA continues,” it adds. “The only people scared this Halloween are Shifty Schiff, Nervous Nancy and Democrat Hack Jerry Nadler about their chances in 2020!” The design is also available on a t-shirt.

However, despite the spooky theme, “the item is not guaranteed for delivery by Halloween,” it states.

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Creator Shreds Trump’s Poster Parody: ‘Leave Our Witches Alone’

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is hawking what appears to be a ripoff version of the iconic “Hocus Pocus” poster.

And one of the movie’s creators is not happy, reported ET Canada.

“I am disgusted by this putrid act of evasion,” tweeted Mick Garris, a screenwriter on the 1993 fantasy comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

“This is the worst president in our history, and I object in every way his attempt to co-opt, no matter how poorly, our creation,” continued Garris. “Leave our witches alone, oh Evil One.”

Trump’s campaign promoted the $24 fine art print on Twitter Monday.

Westlake Legal Group 5db813c22100001c3bad4382 ‘Hocus Pocus’ Creator Shreds Trump’s Poster Parody: ‘Leave Our Witches Alone’

DonaldJTrump.com

It appears to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as the witches attempting to attack Trump, who is seen flying over Washington with an American flag.

“HOAXUS POCUS!” reads the description of the poster on Trump’s website.

“The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of the USA continues,” it adds. “The only people scared this Halloween are Shifty Schiff, Nervous Nancy and Democrat Hack Jerry Nadler about their chances in 2020!” The design is also available on a t-shirt.

However, despite the spooky theme, “the item is not guaranteed for delivery by Halloween,” it states.

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Georgia manhunt on for convicted child rapist mistakenly released from prison

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A manhunt in Georgia continued Monday after a convicted child rapist who was sentenced to life behind bars was mistakenly released from prison last week, the Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement.

MOTHER ADMITS HITTING CHILD OVER DIRTY DIAPER, REPORTS SAY; INFANT LATER DIED

Tony Maycon Munoz-Mendez, 31, was released “in error” from the Rogers State Prison in rural Tattnall County at about 11:30 a.m. Friday, the department said in a statement.

“All resources are being utilized to ensure the rapid apprehension of Munoz-Mendez, including the Georgia Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit and US Marshals,” the statement said. It was unclear what circumstances lead to his release.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

Munoz-Mendez went to prison in April 2015 after receiving three life sentences for the rape and aggravated child molestation of a girl under the age of 10 in Gwinnett County, Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported, citing court records.

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‘Hocus Pocus’ Creator Shreds Trump’s Poster Parody: ‘Leave Our Witches Alone’

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is hawking what appears to be a ripoff version of the iconic “Hocus Pocus” poster.

And one of the movie’s creators is not happy, reported ET Canada.

“I am disgusted by this putrid act of evasion,” tweeted Mick Garris, a screenwriter on the 1993 fantasy comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

“This is the worst president in our history, and I object in every way his attempt to co-opt, no matter how poorly, our creation,” continued Garris. “Leave our witches alone, oh Evil One.”

Trump’s campaign promoted the $24 fine art print on Twitter Monday.

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It appears to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as the witches attempting to attack Trump, who is seen flying over Washington with an American flag.

“HOAXUS POCUS!” reads the description of the poster on Trump’s website.

“The Greatest Witch Hunt in the history of the USA continues,” it adds. “The only people scared this Halloween are Shifty Schiff, Nervous Nancy and Democrat Hack Jerry Nadler about their chances in 2020!” The design is also available on a t-shirt.

However, despite the spooky theme, “the item is not guaranteed for delivery by Halloween,” it states.

Real Estate, and Personal Injury Lawyers. Contact us at: https://westlakelegal.com