Ford is preparing the most powerful version of the Mustang

Ford is preparing the most powerful version of the Mustang

May 26, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The American manufacturer has published a teaser of the future novelty.

True image, which represents the future Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can not be called informative. Although, the car is depicted on it completely, but the top view does not provide an opportunity to view the top model of the oil mask in detail.

Render only can tell us that the new version of the musclecar will get the blue color for the Shelby models with a pair of white strips stretching through the entire body in the center. In addition, the car will receive a ventilated hood, under which will be a 700-horsepower engine, and the rear wing, apparently, is carbon fiber. The front is likely to be equipped with a larger size splitter, and a radiator grille of special design.

What kind of engine the Mustang Shelby GT500 will be equipped with is not yet reported, but it can be assumed that the V8 “Predator” 5.2-liter will be located in the engine compartment, which is capable of issuing the above-mentioned capacity of 700 hp. The engine, presumably, will be combined with a mechanical or robotic dual-clutch gearbox.

Such a car is unlikely to be cheap. The future of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will have to compete with the “hot” Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, whose price tags exceed $ 60,000

By the way, the Ford Mustang has not been doing very well in the past few years. If in 2015, 122 439 such cars were sold in the US market, in 2016 there are 105,932 pieces, and in 2017 sales dropped to 81,866 units. During the first four months of 2018, the company managed to sell 26,289 vehicles, while in January-April 2017 sales amounted to 30,527.

Recall, in April, Ford announced a special version of the Mustang – Cobra Jet, though designed for drag-races.