Blue Oval Company introduced the updated 2018 Ford Mustang with a few pretty important changes, so don’t expect to see anything new for the 2019 model. However, the car manufacturer works on the most potent pony car, which will make its official debut sometime next year as the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. According to our sources, the topper will use the mightiest powertrain ever, which will be capable of competing with the biggest rivals such as Dodge’s Charger and Challenger Hellcats, as well as the all-new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Performance
Basically, Ford’s powerful car won’t get anything we haven’t seen before. The topping pony car will use a familiar Voodoo doll that will be backed up with a 2.6-liter Eaton supercharger. This way, the 5.2-liter Voodoo will be capable of pumping out a whopping output of around 800 horsepower. Yes, the pony car will have lots of ponies this time. Plus, it will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission and all four wheels. But of course, the manufacturer will leave a six-speed gearbox available for all manual maniacs.
Anyway, by using the automatic transmission, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be able to do some pretty crazy things. According to information we have, Ford’s mightiest pony car will have an impressive 0-60 sprint. Unofficially, the numbers will be somewhere around 3.0 seconds.
Redesign Changes and Equipment
The powerful engine won’t be the only thing that the high-end model should have. Ford will also add a number of necessary equipment such as a special suspension system, most likely the impressive magnetic suspension along with cross-drilled brake system. We can bet on our life that there they won’t miss the chance to add front shock-tower brace and firmer springs, as well as Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, which will be in pair with 19-inch alloy wheels.
Essentially, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 won’t differ too much from the regular model. More precisely, it will feature its own front end that’s going to be optimized for the powerful 5.2-liter VooDoo mill. This includes a little bit longer hood and definitely more holes for cooling vents. In addition, the creases on the camouflage suggest that the flagship pony car could get a little bit redesigned grille. Also, the new grille will be positioned lowered than usual. Of course, the bumper will be more pronounced from the regular, while the wheels should have unique brake discs. Inside, Ford’s design team will try to make it unique and gorgeous without any doubt. We expect nothing less from the sporty bucket seats, amazing and soft-touch materials, and Blue Oval’s latest technologies.
Estimated Price and Arrival
Judging by the latest reports, the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be officially introduced early next year.This means it will make debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show. The price will definitely be higher from Shelby’s GT350R model, which means over $65,000.