At the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, Ford confirmed that they were indeed close to readying a new range-topping Mustang to join the ranks. As expected, the car would boast big power, more go-fast bits, and a comprehensive exterior makeover to make sure it’ll look brutal just as easily while on the road as while stationary.
There was even a video teaser, which, also expectedly, did not really reveal much about the final car’s finer details - the kind full of jump cuts, flashing graphics, and tiny details that are difficult to distinguish. From the brief glimpses, the world saw some interesting similarities with the track-special GT350R, namely its fixed wing and upgraded aero pack.
Now we have our first real teaser of the new top ‘Stang that’s much less likely to induce a seizure. It’s of the fascia, which looks properly menacing, feature a gigantic main intake and a very aggressive front apron. The track appears to have been widened considerably, with the extended front arches necessitating a entirely different side inlets be used.
The requisite cobra emblem lives in the centre of its maw, looking extra prominent in the mass of darkness that surrounds it. Finishing it off are a pair of (also requisite) dark grey strips against the light grey metallic body.
Ford says that the Mustang Shelby GT500 will be Ford’s most powerful production car they’ve ever produced, with a supercharged V8 that’s quoted to produce in excess of 520kW. Given that, this time around, Ford is equally eager to roll out a flagship Mustang with as much power they could possibly cram into it as they are with actual handling. The result could be a true competitor to the Porsche 911 GT3 and Mercedes-AMG GT R. Lots to look forward to.