For maximum straight-line quickness, gear changes use 'over-torque' shifts for uninterrupted power delivery, similar to powershifts that give an extra torque hit in between upshifts
. Take the Shelby GT500 into a turn, however, and the transmission immediately adapts with smooth, quick and seamless shifts to ensure maximum lateral g cornering by minimizing driveline disturbances.
Smooth gear changes, earlier upshifts
and the ECO start/stop system support the stability-focused driving impression.
In terms of shift quality, upshifts
are imperceptible, but the gearbox can be aggressive with the downshifts.
This is matched by the loud, angry yet thrilling soundtrack from the two top-exit exhausts over your shoulder - which spit blue flame at night - and the evocative aural 'crack' on upshifts
is is matched by the loud, angry yet thrilling soundtrack from the two top-exit exhausts over your shoulder - which spit blue ame at night - and the evocative aural 'crack' on upshifts
In Valet, the engine is remapped to mimic the Dodge Charger V6 engine's torque and horsepower settings; transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts
earlier than normal; traction, steering and suspension are set to their Auto settings; steering wheel paddle shifters are disabled; ESC is enabled to Full-on and launch control is disabled.
Normal mode increases feedback a few notches to make the drive a bit more alive but if you're looking for 'exciting', 'Sport' mode makes several palpable adjustments that include increased steering weighting and engine response, plus delayed upshifts
to enhance overall experience behind the wheel.
It has smooth power delivery in normal driving and - thanks to a quick gearbox -- seamless upshifts
It is equipped with a 798cc three-cylinder engine that delivers 140bhp and 85.4Nm of torque, coupled with a cassette-style six-speed gearbox with slipper clutch and quick-shifter for clutch-less upshifts