A less camouflaged prototype of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was spotted doing some testing, giving us a first chance to spot the new features of the long-awaited 700+hp version.
Unlike previous sightings, the test car does away with the heavy vinyl cover, featuring a complete body wrap that leaves little to our imagination.
Following Ford’s short teaser video, the 2020 (?) Mustang Shelby GT500 shows its revised front fascia that features a more aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes and a new bonnet, complete with a bulge in the middle that’s also louvered.
The rest of the body features wider fenders, deeper side sills and winglets, a rear diffuser as well as a massive front lip. Aerodynamics will be a crucial part of the most powerful street-legal Ford ever produced, with the finished Shelby GT500 to also get a rear wing, as seen in the aforementioned teaser video.
Under the bulging bonnet we expect a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that will produce over 700hp, making the new Mustang Shelby GT500 even more powerful than the exotic GT supercar, which offers just 647hp. It’s also expected to offer a manual gearbox, which in combination with the performance on tap is something that deserves celebration from the hardcore enthusiasts.
The king of the Mustang range is also expected to feature a series of innovative track technologies and the right hardware to help it maintain its composure, whether you drive it on the track or public roads.
Ford’s Camaro ZL1 nemesis is expected to debut sometime later this year, either as a 2019MY or a 2020MY, but official details are still limited.