In January, it has been announced that Ford is working on a new version of Shelby GT500. Naturally, the company tries to keep the details under wraps, and there is little known about the vehicle itself. However, we feel that we have enough amount of information that can help us in getting an idea of what we can expect from the new product of this famous company.
On Twitter, the company announced that Shelby GT500 will be finished next year, most likely in January. Plus, it will probably be shown for the first time at the Detroit stage. Probably, we will see another product of Ford on this stage. We are talking about Ford Bronco, which was announced back in 2018. Now, we will give you some insights so you can get a better idea of how this vehicle will look.
Unofficial sources are saying that 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is projected to be an answer to Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Chevrolet`s Camaro ZL1, so we can surely say that it will feature a V8. Some rumors were saying that we can expect a double V8, but one seems more likely. Ford confirmed on their Twitter account that the vehicle will have 700+ horsepower. It is highly likely that GT500 will have two choices when it comes to transmission, a ten-speed car, or six manual speed. What`s less likely is it is going to be automatic.
We have seen the picture that was taken from the air, and we would like to point out a few details that are catching our eye. It has a very interesting hood and large carbon-fiber wing. The heat extraction opening is very big. We believe that this is for purpose of the supercharger. Also, we believe that the supercharger is going to be a very big one because it has been upped a little on the center. Some videos are showing the testing of GT500. It doesn`t sound like a manual, but can`t be sure until it is released.
By the looks of some insider information, videos, and pictures that leaked or were released into the public, we came to the conclusion that future GT500 looks like the previous GT350. Also, some of the information are saying that GT500 was seen in Arizona and that it was tasted with a Camaro ZL1. This ZL1 is probably the target for Ford. Other information is saying that GT500 was seen on some testing ground with Porsche 911, which is less likely to be a rival for GT500.
The company announced that the first Shelby GT500 will be available for auction at some of many charities and that profit will be forwarded immediately to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This foundation is working on researches who will find a cure for diabetes type 1. But before that, this car will be shown at the Detroit Auto Show, which one of the most popular auto shows in the United States.
There is a lot more to be announced about this vehicle. However, we can surely say that we will have a beast at our hands, and we can`t wait to write a proper review of this car.