Ford has been teasing the 2019 / 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for months and a couple of pictures of the car have reportedly surfaced on Instagram.
While there’s some question about the authenticity of the photos, they show an aggressive looking muscle car with a front fascia that is similar to the GT350. While the overall design is familiar, the pictures suggest the GT500 will be distinguished by a revised grille which features a center-mounted Cobra emblem.
Further below, the body-color bumper has been replaced by a gloss black bar. The car also features a new splitter which spawns the width of the Mustang climbs upward at the outside edges.
Moving further back, we can see what appears to be a ventilated hood. This is favorable for the authenticity of the pictures as a previous overhead teaser showed nearly half of the hood’s center would be occupied by vents.
The rest of the car appear to echo the GT350, but there are white stripes and a prominent carbon fiber rear spoiler. We can also see what appears to be carbon fiber wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with red calipers.
Of course, there’s always the possibility that the images are fake. That seems well within the realm of possibility as the rear wing almost looks like it was tacked on and the Cobra image on the screen is pretty clear while the car is anything but.
With that disclaimer out of the way, Ford has already confirmed the GT500 will have a supercharged V8 engine that produces more than 700 hp (522 kW / 710 PS). The company has declined to elaborate, but the model is expected to have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 that is connected to a dual-clutch transmission.
Regardless of the engine’s displacement, Ford has already said the GT500 has been “engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks.” In order to do this, the model has been equipped with “innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.”
H/T to Allcarnews
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