Ford Teases the Upcoming 700 HP 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 at Detroit Auto Show (Video)
It’ll be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever
The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 has been in a rumor mill for a while now. Ford still hasn’t disclosed any official info, but they’re definitely heading in that direction. They did, however, give us a little tease at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Over no less. In their words: “The legend returns in 2019. The most powerful street-legal production Ford ever with more than 700hp projected.”
The legend returns in 2019. The most powerful street-legal production Ford ever with more than 700hp projected 🐍.
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford)
Sadly, the animated video doesn’t really disclose much more than the above stated power rating. It’s evident that the upcoming 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be offering an aggressive blacked-out aero kit. Likely more aggressive than that of the current Shelby GT350R. Dual five-spoke all black wheels with a Shelby serpent logo are also in the works. And so seems to be a carbon fiber hood insert and a huge wing that’ll likely be optional.
Blue Oval didn’t say where will these 700 plus horsepower come from, but a supercharged V8 is the only realistic option here. And it would seem they’ll use a 5.2L supercharged Voodoo V8 for that matter. Another rumor suggests the new GT500 should be able to top 200 mph with ease. Cars & Coffee crowds, don’t say we didn’t warn you! Here’s a youtube promotional video as well.