Are You The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

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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Further below, the body-color bumper has been replaced by a gloss black bar.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.”

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  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So far, so awesome! 🙂

  • Jay

    🤤🤤 I believe in love at first sight. Do you?

  • C172fccc

    That looks like the real thing to me. It looks nice, but maybe a little bit dated? Must be because it uses the pre-facelift headlights.

    • Jay

      Yea I wish they didn’t cheap out on that part.

    • eb110americana

      Yeah, looks legit.

    • enthusia

      i much prefer the pre-facelift headlights, so this is a plus for me.

    • rodriguez256

      I believe there’s an actual packaging issue that wouldn’t accommodate the new Front end and headlight design. I could’ve sworn I read that info of mustang6g.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Thought it was the GT350R for a moment

  • Bo Hanan

    I hope there’s more cosmetically than just a new front clip. With the projected horsepower this car should scream (tastefully) “I am the GT350!

  • That Shelby looks aggressive than other Shelbies!

  • ErnieB

    Just sick! Love it!

  • Love it so far, even with the pre facelift headlight.

  • Big Black Duck

    I despise Ford…they just copy everyone elses car design and styling… they just thought they can copy elements from early R8s and no one would notice

    • Ryan50

      I don’t see anything copied here

    • LJ

      I don’t think anyone other than you will make that connection.

    • Karl

      Listen Big Black Quack,obviously you are the only blind person here.

    • enthusia

      is it crack? is that what you smoke? you smoke crack?

    • Dude

      Lmao. What elements?

  • GPFan

    Will 700hp be enough by the time it is released? Needs more like 800+

  • Ryan50

    Not sure why 700+ horsepower is needed for a car meant for a track. The Corvette ZR1 has 755 horsepower and according to Motor Trend slides out way to easily.

    • Dude

      The stock tires probably aren’t good enough for super hard track use. I think automakers might put less grippy tires on their obviously track-oriented cars for efficiency/safety/insurance related reasons.

  • ErnieB

    Anyone else think ford might just be a tad upset and their lawyers sharpening their fangs?

  • MarketAndChurch

    i prefer the gt350 r

  • Shane

    While some might talk about the older style headlights it does flow better with the shape of the front end when you look at the picture. The upside-down headlights would mess up the angles of the side view.

  • Shane

    Camaro wishes it looked this good and I would rather have the car performance wise.

    • samurai

      I think the ZL1 looks better, the blacked out bar and the pre-refresh headlights are making the GT500 look a bit dated. Also we have to wait if the GT500 can actually beat a ZL1 1LE – The later can achieve some crazy track times.

  • Kagan

    The picture with wrap loos nicer, keep it on!

  • john1168

    Looks Bad Ass!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Please move the snake to the side. It looks wrong plastered in the middle like that.

  • DMax

    I don’t share the sentiment with most here it seems. The front bumper is pretty horrendous. Looks like the Camaro refresh or older Charger with the blacked out piece in the middle. General shape of the grille area looks like R8. Overall looks like some aftermarket kit. No bueno. GT350 is miles better.

  • SteersUright

    I dont like the front. Looks cheap and gimmicky. I hope this isnt the actual car. The spy shot one wrapped in camo somehow looks much better.

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