We’ve always known that the latest-generation Ford Mustang GT500 would be an absolute animal but few specifics about the car have been made public. Now, thanks to a leak uncovered by Mustang6g, we have some juicy details to share.
Before we share them, however, it’s worth noting that the authenticity of this leaked document hasn’t been verified and may be incorrect. With that being said, let’s dive in.
For starters, the document states that the Mustang GT500 will use a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, as long expected. Thanks to Ford Performance’s wizardry, this powertrain will deliver 720 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque while revving through to 7500 rpm. The document doesn’t say what transmission the pony car will use but does confirm that all the grunt will be sent through the rear wheels.
Elsewhere, the leak shows that the car will max out at an impressive 190 mph (305 km/h) and come complete with a carbon fiber driveshaft. These details all sound very promising. Sadly, there’s one massive elephant in the room; weight.
This document asserts that the Mustang GT500 has a curb weight of 4225 lbs (1,916 kg). That’s roughly 440 lbs (200 kg) heavier than the GT350 and almost as much as the porky Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Power with a healthy dose of more power.
In May, a spy video of the Mustang GT500 surfaced, revealing a prototype outfitted with some kind of automatic transmission. The most likely option is Ford and GM’s 10-speed ‘box, already used by the likes of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Alternatively, some claim that a racing-derived dual-clutch like the seven-speed of the Ford GT could be used.
All shall be revealed next year at the car’s debut.