Over the weekend, a report surfaced which indicated the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show next month. This seemed a bit surprising but possible considering Ford released the first teaser video of the model last week.
Unfortunately fans expecting to see the car in the Windy City are out of luck as Mustang6G has retracted the story following confirmation from Ford that the model will not be shown in Chicago. The site said the mix up occurred because show representatives apparently assumed the car would debut in Chicago following the release of the teaser video.
While there’s no word on when the car will be unveiled, Ford has already confirmed the GT500 will become the most powerful street-legal car the company has ever produced. It will be powered by a supercharged V8 engine which is projected to develop more than 700 hp (522 kW). This would easily eclipse the 647 hp (482 kW) that is generated by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine which resides in the Ford GT.
Ford has also confirmed the car will come equipped with innovative track technologies and performance hardware as well as “aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.” All these changes have been made to ensure the model can “stand apart on roadways and race tracks.”
Ford isn’t going into specifics but the teaser video suggested the car will have a front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts, and a prominent rear wing with aluminum supports. The clip also teased a ventilated hood and lightweight wheels that cover red brake calipers.