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

Published January 18, 2018

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.


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Nikola Potrebić

Despite driving a piece of junk, Nikola still manages to survive the harrowing experience called "A road trip in a Yugo," day in, day out. On the other hand, precious few things move him as muscle cars do. Especially those from the bygone golden era, which makes him wonder why wasn't he born a few decades earlier? Well, at least he's been given the opportunity to enjoy the likes of the Pontiak Aztek, Chrysler PT Cruiser, Fiat Multipla, and other lovely millennials, right? Come to think of it, I'll stick with my Yugo. Thank you very much.

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