Just when we thought Ford was done with the Mustang news at thewith , the Blue Oval surprised us with the confirmation that a new Shelby Mustang is on its way. Ford let this tidbit out of the bag during a reception at its show booth at the end of the first press day.
No car was on hand during the announcement, but a short video was shown previewing the high-performance specimen that will slot above themodels at the top of the range. The only other detail released was that the new GT500 will pack more than 700 horsepower. With output like that, Ford is coming well-prepared to do battle with the 650-horsepower and 707-horsepower .
When we last saw theduring the 2014 model year, it was powered by a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 churning out 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. At the time, the Mustang claimed a top speed of 202 miles per hour. With Ford promising north of 700 ponies in the next GT500, a top speed cracking the 200 mph barrier again seems likely.
The newwill arrive in 2019.