For several years, the Ford Shelby GT350 has been the pinnacle of the Mustang heap, but we have known for some time that the GT500 is on the top. Now, as part of an already expiring Detroit car show in 2019, we have images that appear to be the factory's sales brochure for the new top-dog cross-crank V8 Mustang. And from what we've heard, at least 750 horsepower.
Update at 19:24: The Ford Shelby GT500 will be equipped with a 5.2-liter transverse V8 with a large Eaton compressor upright, according to two sources of knowledge. They also say that the engine will produce 755 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, generating 0-60 time for about 3.5 seconds. Look for a quarter-mile less than 11 seconds. It will at least just create a dual-clutch transmission to get started without manual selection, according to one of the sources.
Update at 20:31A: The third source that claims to know about the GT500 says that 755/700 numbers are probably salt. Ford has not yet certified its engine power, the source said, and is just pointing north of 700. It could even mean north of 755 horsepower, but it could be time before we learn.
The Ford Performance brochure images come from the Mustang performance store at Chicane23, and the car here definitely corresponds to the GT500, which appeared in Instagram after the Ford event last year. We think it's a car.
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Although we lack specific details, we know that the GT350 already has 526 horsepower from 5.2 liters of V8. So it wouldn't be too far to see it with a 700 hp mark thanks to the fan. Indeed, last year we heard 720 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
Update: Looking closer at the small print, this engine does not seem to have a flat plane. We will update when we learn more.
Update at: Ford's source has informed us that the Shelby Mustang GT500 will have 750 horsepower. We will officially know when tomorrow morning, full information will be released.
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