This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a prototype of the 2019 Shelby GT500, yet the new spy shots have brought some fresh information about the amazing car. Ford’s iconic vehicle will reportedly use an outstanding 5.2-liter Predator supercharged V-8, which will allegedly deliver from 760 to 800 horsepower. But that’s not the most important rumormill of the day. According to the latest reports, the new-gen Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will reach over 200 mph of top speed, which is really something. The monstrous engine will be mated to Blue Oval’s 10-speed automatic transmission, though some rumors indicate that the carmaker could use a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox too.
The new testing model shows a few new details. The 2019 Shelby GT500 seems to ride on 20-inch wheels with 315-millimeter tires. The huge wheels are paired with uprated and big Brembo brakes, but we are not so sure how big the discs need to be to stop this monster when it reaches 200 mph. Still, you don’t have to worry about it, because this Mustang will be the first with carbon-ceramic brake pads.
The 2019 Shelby GT500 isn’t going to be an excellent car just thanks to the new supercharged V8 engine. No, Ford’s most potent pony car will also get a few exterior and interior changes, which should make it more attractive and hopefully better. The exterior changes are mostly reserved for the front end. The camouflage still hides most of the front end, yet we’ve managed to figure out the new grille and headlight. Plus, the vehicle will likely add some new shapes to the hood. The interior, on the other hand, will host new sports seats with new covers, as well as an updated version of the infotainment system. The newest reports indicate that the redesigned GT500 is going to rely on three driving modes: Drag Strip, Launch Control, and Weather.
Ford hasn’t released any official information regarding the arrival of the car, but the latest rumors indicate that the all-new GT500 should make its debut in early 2018. Now, the 2018 Detroit Auto Show is the first big show of the 2018 year, but there’s no chance that the vanilla pony car arrives there, simply, because we would know that already.