700 HP+ Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Launch In 2019


Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could come powered by a 700 hp generating supercharged V8 engine; will challenge Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford is gearing up to launch the Mustang Shelby GT500 in 2019. The American auto major has confirmed the news at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will arrive as a competitor to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and it will be the pinnacle of Mustang performance, as the automaker says.

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be a fastback coupe that will be twice as powerful as the original 1967 model. The automaker is tight lipped about powertrain and specification of the upcoming car, but it can be assumed that it will arrive with a supercharged V8 engine under the hood. Expect this engine to be capable of churning out more than 700 hp of peak power.

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Speaking about the engine, expect the car to be powered by a 5.2-litre V8 engine coupled with a dual-clutch transmission. Apart from that, there would be carbon-ceramic brakes. Also, Mustang Shelby GT500 will come with Drag Strip mode and it would be able to reach a top speed of 344 kmpl.

So far, this Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be the most powerful street legal production car, the American auto major has ever produced. In that case, it will outperform the Ford GT as well that is powered by a 647 hp generating 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine. As Ford says, the Mustang Shelby GT500 will be engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks as well.


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Apart from such a highly powerful engine under the hood of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, there will be several innovative track technologies, advanced performance hardware and aggressive and functional track tuned styling. All of these will help the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to deliver a mind blowing performance for sure.

Initially, Ford is expected to launch the Mustang Shelby GT500 in US market and later it could enter some of the European markets as well, where the present generation regular Mustang has received pretty good response.