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Archive for the ‘Ford Mustang Shelby’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Is This Really the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500R?

Can we believe what we’re seeing? We’ve barely gone past the news that an image of the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 was leaked and now the GT500R too? It would be too good to be true.

Last week, we were unexpectedly hit with the news that the new GT500 based on the S550 Mustang has been sneakily photographed during a dealer presentation. It featured the same dual white stripe over blue livery as seen in Ford’s official overhead sneak peek shot, so we think that that is the real deal.

However, we’re not so sure about the GT500R, since we don’t even know if and, if yes when an R version will come for the GT500. We know the GT350 was offered in R form so it would seem natural that its big brother sees a similar treatment, but nothing’s been confirmed yet.

PostHeaderIcon Reports Now Say No Manual Transmission for 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

The Mustang isn’t exactly known for cutting-edge, innovative technology. Hell, Ford’s most famous performance car just got independent rear suspension back in 2015 with its sixth generation. Now, it’s looking like the latest Shelby GT500 might take another step into the future by axing the manual transmission option outright.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Leaked Document: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Have 710HP; Weigh 4,200 Lbs

A leaked product sheet for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reveals that the mighty muscle car will have a whopping output of 720 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the uptick in power, the product sheet also shows that the Shelby GT500 will 4,225 pounds, almost 300 hundred pounds heavier than its predecessor. The document looks skeptical, so even with these headline-grabbing numbers, it’s hard to trust what it says without any word from Ford itself.

PostHeaderIcon Little Red, the Long Lost Mustang Shelby GT500, Has Been Found

Monterey Car Week is here, which means we’re getting deep into the collector car world. Coincidentally, it was recently announced that one of just two original Shelby GT500 prototype vehicles has surfaced, which, fully restored, could potentially pull down several million dollars at auction.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Shelby Super Snake Anniversary Edition

In 2017, it was time for Ford to Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 1967 Shelby Super Snake – a one-off designed by the man himself. To celebrate that anniversary Ford created the 2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition.
It comes with an awesome blue and white color scheme to go with as much as 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, enough to make it faster than the Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins and the Chevy Camaro ZL1, with a quarter-mile run taking just 10.9 seconds. With the new Shelby GT350 already making its debut and the Shelby GT500 about to debut in the very near future, we thought it was fitting to showcase the 2017 Super Snake and have made it our wallpaper of the day. Check out our hand-picked choice or choose from a small gallery at the bottom of the page. Go ahead; they are free.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

It’s been almost a year since Ford gave the sixth-generation Mustang its mid-cycle upgrade, and the time has come for the Shelby GT350 to get its refresh. Despite rumors that it won’t be around for long, the GT350 continues into the 2019 model year with revisions inside and out to go with tweaked underpinnings.

As we’re waiting for the Shelby GT500 to return after a long hiatus, Ford just rolled out an upgrade for the GT350. But, while the muscle car did get some notable updates in the aerodynamics and drivetrain departments, it didn’t gain the visual changes we’ve seen on the facelifted Mustang. In short, it’s still based on the original sixth-generation Mustang. The good news is that the updated coupe was tested by Billy Johnson, a racing driver with plenty of experience in the FIA World Endurance and the IMSA championships with the Ford GT and Mustang GT4 programs. Let’s see what changed and what remained the same in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Infuses the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 with Racing and GT500 DNA

Ford has finally introduced the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, and it comes with chassis and aerodynamic updates as well as model-specific tires and tuning to make it go faster and handle better than ever before.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: 2018 Ford Super Snake Promotional Video

The Shelby Mustang Super Snake has been updated for 2018 and 2019 with extra power, new looks, and a desire to eat anything that comes near it – all for a price of $113,445.

If you’re in the market for a Mustang with excessive power and an excessive price tag, then look no further than the update Shelby Super Snake. For that $113,445 price tag, you get a base Mustang GT with a whole host of add-ons that bring power output up to 710 horsepower in standard form. Standard performance equipment includes Ford Performance 710-horsepower supercharger, Shelby’s extreme cooling package, performance half shafts, short throw shifter, one-piece driveshaft (manual transmission only,) Ford performance exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and a Shelby Brembo brake system with break and bearing cooling.

That’s not the best of the Super Snake, though. If you really want something more, you can opt for the 800+ horsepower supercharger. It’s a Whipple unit and comes pre-polished. According to Shelby, the 800+ horsepower upgrade can deliver a 60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. It might be more powerful and a bit faster, but we’d rather get our hands on one of those 10 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation cars instead. Either way, go ahead and watch the video below to get your Super Snake on full tilt.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

If you were to run a BMW M2 against a Shelby GT350, which do you think would win? Well, throttle house decided to do just that and put them through the paces on the track and in a drag race to see which one was actually better. In one corner, the BMW M2 is capable of putting out 365 horsepower and a sprint to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, thanks to a 3.0-liter inline-six. In the other corner, we have the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 that pumps out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque from a 5.2-liter V-8. On paper, the Mustang should kill the M2 all day long running a cylinder down. But, it’s not always so cut and dry as you’ll see in the video below. Go ahead and click play, then sit back and enjoy the action!

PostHeaderIcon First Official Image of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Shows a Big Hood Vent and Carbon Wing

The most menacing sixth-gen Mustang yet, the Shelby GT500, is coming for the 2020 model year, and Ford just launched the first official photo of the car via Motor Trend. The teaser shows the top of the beefed-up coupe and some of its aggressive design and aerodynamic features.

PostHeaderIcon Shelby To Produce Limited Continuation of the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Back in the late ‘60s, Shelby built the GT500 Super Snake as a record-setting beast of a machine, but unfortunately, it never made it to full production status. Now, the American performance company is correcting that with a continuation run of the high-performance muscle car classic.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Shelby To Produce Limited Continuation of the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Back in the late ‘60s, Shelby built the GT500 Super Snake as a record-setting beast of a machine, but unfortunately, it never made it to full production status. Now, the American performance company is correcting that with a continuation run of the high-performance muscle car classic.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Get Dual-Clutch Transmission?

For good or ill, the Ford Mustang is traditionally seen as a rather old school approach to going fast. After all, the Blue Oval just gave its most famous muscle car an independent rear suspension back in 2014, a full fifty years after the model first hit the production line. Indeed, the times they are a’changing, and now, it’s looking like the Mustang might change even more with the addition of a new DCT gearbox.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Get Dual-Clutch Transmission?

For good or ill, the Ford Mustang is traditionally seen as a rather old school approach to going fast. After all, the Blue Oval just gave its most famous muscle car an independent rear suspension back in 2014, a full fifty years after the model first hit the production line. Indeed, the times they are a’changing, and now, it’s looking like the Mustang might change even more with the addition of a new DCT gearbox.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs

Ford just released an extended outline of its product plan for the next few years, including a good deal of info on its line of SUVs, trucks, and off-roaders. The release also gives us a preview of the Mustang’s battery-assisted future, not to mention a slew of shadowy teaser images that includes a glimpse at the front end of the new Shelby GT500.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story

What’s The News?

Ford is currently gearing up to release a bevy of new models for the North American market by 2020. All told, the Blue Oval is looking to replace upwards of 75 percent of its lineup, adding in four new trucks and SUVs, as well as several new hybrids and an all-electric model as well.

The fresh hybrids will include revamped versions of the Mustang, Explorer, Escape, and Bronco. Ford says the extra tech will focus on expanded capability and practicality for SUVs, while performance will see a bump in the Mustang.

Tell Me More About The Mustangs


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“This, of course, is a preview of the upcoming Shelby GT500, which should produce upwards of 700 horsepower”

That’s right, Ford has once again confirmed that a hybrid Mustang is on the way. Chew on that for a second.

In addition to reminding us about the upcoming electrified pony car, Ford also released a shadowy teaser image showing a snake badge on a Mustang grille, complete with go-fast stripes on the hood (see above). This, of course, is a preview of the upcoming Shelby GT500, which should produce upwards of 700 horsepower, making it the most powerful street-legal production car that Ford ever made.

What About The Other Hybrids?


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“Ford says its future hybrid systems will be both more frugal with the dino juice and less expensive to produce”

“Hybrids for years have been mostly niche products but are now on the cusp of a mainstream breakout,” says Ford president of Global Markets, Jim Farley. “The valuable capability they offer – plus fuel efficiency – is why we’re going to offer hybrid variants of our most popular and high-volume vehicles, allowing our loyal, passionate customers to become advocates for the technology.”

Ford says its future hybrid systems will be both more frugal with the dino juice and less expensive to produce, which should help it bring the tech across multiple segments, as previewed in this release.

The company’s first BEV in the utility segment is slated for arrival by 2020, heading into the fray as the first of six all-electric vehicles Ford plans to introduce by 2022.

Ford is investing some $11 billion into the drive systems tech, also promising a redesigned ownership experience that should include easier charging and seamless over-the-air software updates.

What’s The New Tech All About?


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Infotainment and cutting-edge features are a big part of the value proposition these days, and Ford says it’s building up the open platform Transportation Mobility Cloud to “empower tomorrow’s mobility systems.” As such, all new Fords will get 4G LTE connectivity by the end of next year, and the new Ford Co-Pilot 360 driver assist technology package will come bundled with standard automatic emergency braking.

What About Ford’s Trucks And SUVs?


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“$7 billion is being reallocated from cars to SUVs, with eight different models heading to the segment by 2020.”

Following the arrival of the aluminum-bodied F-150 in 2014, the iconic workhorse will receive further updates over the next few years, including a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel powertrain option, as well as updates for the F-150 Raptor. Also expect the return of the Ranger, a new F-Series Super Duty, and hybrid powertrains with a mobile generator option.

Ford also foresees significant growth in the SUV segment. To that end, $7 billion is being reallocated from cars to SUVs, with eight different models heading to the segment by 2020. Five of these will have hybrid powertrains, while one will be all-electric. Look for a new Edge ST coming later this year, after which Ford will release an Explorer ST model.

The brand’s off-roaders will also get a boost thanks to a new Bronco and an as-of-yet unannounced small utility vehicle, the latter of which could be a smaller version of the Bronco or even an off-roader version of the Edge.

References


2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - image 718145

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Ford Bronco.


2017 Ford F-150 Raptor - image 610255

Read our full review on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor - image 765836

Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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Read more Ford news.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs

Ford just released an extended outline of its product plan for the next few years, including a good deal of info on its line of SUVs, trucks, and off-roaders. The release also gives us a preview of the Mustang’s battery-assisted future, not to mention a slew of shadowy teaser images that includes a glimpse at the front end of the new Shelby GT500.

Continue reading for the full story.

The Full Story

What’s The News?

Ford is currently gearing up to release a bevy of new models for the North American market by 2020. All told, the Blue Oval is looking to replace upwards of 75 percent of its lineup, adding in four new trucks and SUVs, as well as several new hybrids and an all-electric model as well.

The fresh hybrids will include revamped versions of the Mustang, Explorer, Escape, and Bronco. Ford says the extra tech will focus on expanded capability and practicality for SUVs, while performance will see a bump in the Mustang.

Tell Me More About The Mustangs


Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs - image 774071
“This, of course, is a preview of the upcoming Shelby GT500, which should produce upwards of 700 horsepower”

That’s right, Ford has once again confirmed that a hybrid Mustang is on the way. Chew on that for a second.

In addition to reminding us about the upcoming electrified pony car, Ford also released a shadowy teaser image showing a snake badge on a Mustang grille, complete with go-fast stripes on the hood (see above). This, of course, is a preview of the upcoming Shelby GT500, which should produce upwards of 700 horsepower, making it the most powerful street-legal production car that Ford ever made.

What About The Other Hybrids?


Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs - image 774068
“Ford says its future hybrid systems will be both more frugal with the dino juice and less expensive to produce”

“Hybrids for years have been mostly niche products but are now on the cusp of a mainstream breakout,” says Ford president of Global Markets, Jim Farley. “The valuable capability they offer – plus fuel efficiency – is why we’re going to offer hybrid variants of our most popular and high-volume vehicles, allowing our loyal, passionate customers to become advocates for the technology.”

Ford says its future hybrid systems will be both more frugal with the dino juice and less expensive to produce, which should help it bring the tech across multiple segments, as previewed in this release.

The company’s first BEV in the utility segment is slated for arrival by 2020, heading into the fray as the first of six all-electric vehicles Ford plans to introduce by 2022.

Ford is investing some $11 billion into the drive systems tech, also promising a redesigned ownership experience that should include easier charging and seamless over-the-air software updates.

What’s The New Tech All About?


Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs - image 774069

Infotainment and cutting-edge features are a big part of the value proposition these days, and Ford says it’s building up the open platform Transportation Mobility Cloud to “empower tomorrow’s mobility systems.” As such, all new Fords will get 4G LTE connectivity by the end of next year, and the new Ford Co-Pilot 360 driver assist technology package will come bundled with standard automatic emergency braking.

What About Ford’s Trucks And SUVs?


Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs - image 774070
“$7 billion is being reallocated from cars to SUVs, with eight different models heading to the segment by 2020.”

Following the arrival of the aluminum-bodied F-150 in 2014, the iconic workhorse will receive further updates over the next few years, including a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel powertrain option, as well as updates for the F-150 Raptor. Also expect the return of the Ranger, a new F-Series Super Duty, and hybrid powertrains with a mobile generator option.

Ford also foresees significant growth in the SUV segment. To that end, $7 billion is being reallocated from cars to SUVs, with eight different models heading to the segment by 2020. Five of these will have hybrid powertrains, while one will be all-electric. Look for a new Edge ST coming later this year, after which Ford will release an Explorer ST model.

The brand’s off-roaders will also get a boost thanks to a new Bronco and an as-of-yet unannounced small utility vehicle, the latter of which could be a smaller version of the Bronco or even an off-roader version of the Edge.

References


2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - image 718145

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


2020 Ford Bronco - image 705394

Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Ford Bronco.


2017 Ford F-150 Raptor - image 610255

Read our full review on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor - image 765836

Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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Read more Ford news.

PostHeaderIcon Irony: Man Named “Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller” Arrested for Driving Without a License

If we told you that there’s a man in Arkansas named Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, would you believe us? Better yet, would you believe that Miller was arrested by local authorities last week for three motor vehicle-related charges? As unlikely and ridiculous as this sounds, it also happens to be true. All of it. There really is an Arkansas man with the name Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, and he really did get arrested for driving without a license, not wearing a seatbelt while driving, and lacking proof of liability insurance.

It doesn’t get any better than this, doesn’t it? I suppose it’s not a good thing because his name is making the news for all the wrong reasons, but the fact that his name is what it is — Shelby Mustang GT500 — is glorious. Unfortunately, Miller’s brazen attitude towards the law is hampering his good name. According to The Smoking Gun, his bond was set at $450, and he has a court date set for March 8.

Unfortunately, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller is far from a straight arrow. Before this arrest, he already ran afoul of the law numerous times in the past, including another arrest in 2014 after he allegedly got into a fight at a local sports bar, returning later with a hatchet under his shirt, presumably to do some damage with it. He was eventually arrested on charges of public intoxication, weapons charges, and probation violation.

Judging by the plethora of police reports he has incurred over the years, it does seem that “Mustang GT500” is, in fact, his middle name. What’s unclear is whether he got his name from his parents when he was born or whether he decided to string them all together later on with the purpose of eventually finding himself in the news. If it’s the latter, then we salute you, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller for a job well done. You made the news for all the wrong reasons, but your name will live in on infamy, or at least until we find someone named “Chevrolet COPO Camaro Sanders.”

References

Ford Mustang


2011 Ford Shelby GT500
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Read our full review on the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - image 718145

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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Read more Ford news.

PostHeaderIcon Irony: Man Named “Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller” Arrested for Driving Without a License

If we told you that there’s a man in Arkansas named Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, would you believe us? Better yet, would you believe that Miller was arrested by local authorities last week for three motor vehicle-related charges? As unlikely and ridiculous as this sounds, it also happens to be true. All of it. There really is an Arkansas man with the name Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, and he really did get arrested for driving without a license, not wearing a seatbelt while driving, and lacking proof of liability insurance.

It doesn’t get any better than this, doesn’t it? I suppose it’s not a good thing because his name is making the news for all the wrong reasons, but the fact that his name is what it is — Shelby Mustang GT500 — is glorious. Unfortunately, Miller’s brazen attitude towards the law is hampering his good name. According to The Smoking Gun, his bond was set at $450, and he has a court date set for March 8.

Unfortunately, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller is far from a straight arrow. Before this arrest, he already ran afoul of the law numerous times in the past, including another arrest in 2014 after he allegedly got into a fight at a local sports bar, returning later with a hatchet under his shirt, presumably to do some damage with it. He was eventually arrested on charges of public intoxication, weapons charges, and probation violation.

Judging by the plethora of police reports he has incurred over the years, it does seem that “Mustang GT500” is, in fact, his middle name. What’s unclear is whether he got his name from his parents when he was born or whether he decided to string them all together later on with the purpose of eventually finding himself in the news. If it’s the latter, then we salute you, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller for a job well done. You made the news for all the wrong reasons, but your name will live in on infamy, or at least until we find someone named “Chevrolet COPO Camaro Sanders.”

References

Ford Mustang


2011 Ford Shelby GT500
- image 346230

Read our full review on the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - image 718145

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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Read more Ford news.

PostHeaderIcon Is The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Headed For a Chicago Debut?

With only a month between them, the turnaround time between the Detroit Motor Show and the Chicago Auto Show is usually quick. Just as soon as Detroit ends, the buzz surrounding Chicago begins. This is especially true for a company like Ford, which appears to have an important model that’s scheduled to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Apparently, show organizers mistakenly published lists of vehicles that will be on display in the Windy City, and one of those models is the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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Ford has not confirmed whether the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is headed to Chicago. The lists were first picked up by the fine people over at Mustang6G, but the post has since been taken down. There was no explanation given on why the post is gone, but it could be that Ford doesn’t want the public to know that the Mustang Shelby GT500 would be in attendance in Chicago.

That said, the 2018 Chicago Auto Show starts on February 10, 2018. That’s three weeks away, which means that Ford could start rolling out its teasing game of the highly anticipated muscle car in the coming weeks.

It wouldn’t be a shock to see the Mustang Shelby GT500 make its debut in Chicago. The event has played host to a lot of important Mustang debuts since the show started all the way back in 1901. In recent years, the Chicago Auto Show has hosted the debuts of a number of Ford Mustang and Shelby Mustang variants, including the 2012 Mustang Shelby GT350, the 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible, and most recently, the mid-cycle update of the current-generation Ford Mustang.


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If the new Mustang Shelby GT500 makes its debut in Chicago, we can expect it to be powered by a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine that has an increased output of 700 horsepower. That would give enough muscle to compete against the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

References

Ford Mustang


2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang - image 718145

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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Read more Ford news.


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Read more Chicago Auto Show news.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Shelby GT500 to Get Ceramic Brakes, Bespoke Drive Modes, and 200+ MPH Top Speed – Could Debut in Detroit

Less than 24 hours ago it was discovered that Ford’s service information included a shot of what appeared to be a supercharged 5.2-liter as part of a wiring diagram. Well, once you dig around, it turns out Ford has already written the book on the GT500, so consider this as confirmation: It’s coming. And, it may be coming sooner than you think. Ford has an off-site event planned just prior to the kick off of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, and the GT500 could very well stretch its wheels in the public eye for the very first time. Want to learn about all of this new information? Keep reading to see it all for yourself.

The Previously Seen Diagram


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As mentioned in our previous article, this is clearly the supercharged 5.2. It has the floating throttle position sensor due to a different design, a similar belt routing to the 3.6-liter, a cobra on the intake manifold, and there’s even a different flywheel with a unique-looking flexplate. However, this is just the tip of the GT500 Iceberg – You can read more about this initial leak, or keep reading to find out about top speed.

GT500 Top Speed Could Exceed the 200 MPH Barrier


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As you dig around Ford’s service information, it becomes painfully evident that the GT500 has been in the works and that Ford has already updated most of its service information to include it. Case in point – This snippet of the speedometer verification command structure. Take a look at that final entry: 100% at 200 mph. That sounds pretty promising, but look at the indication range: 194 -214 mph! Holy Toledo – we’re talking about some serious muscle from the Shelby. And as you might expect, the GT500 will also have its own special brake setup:

Ceramic Brakes With Wear Indicators


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But, that’s far from all, and it gets even more exciting. Check out this information on the new drive modes:

GT500 Drag Strip and Launch Control Drive Models


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You see that right, folks. The GT500 will trade off the Snow\Wet and Track drive modes in place of a fresh setup that includes “Drag Strip” and “Launch Control.” So, to put it simply, Ford is building its answer to the Dodge Hellcats (and maybe the Demon?) as well as the upcoming C8 Vette too. The plus side to the GT500, however, is it has that Magride suspension, so guess what? It’ll be able to corner with the best of them too.

Technology and Other Bits


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Ok, so Ford has a habit of going all out for GT models, no doubt, but this time around, it’s even giving the GT500 its own HUD. Now, the HUD hasn’t actually be confirmed yet, but service information shows it in the network message chart and tells us that there will be a shift point light. It will probably also display other important information like tach information and oil temperature. We’ve also learned that it will idle at 900 rpm – just a hair faster than that of the GT. Finally, Ford’s Vin decoder shows a Vin “Z” listed as a 5.2-liter, DOHC, Ti-VCT, Supercharged, V-8. Unfortunately, it won’t get the soul that is the flat plane crank, but you’re probably not going to care because this is going to be THE car of 2018, no doubt.

What do you guys think of all this information so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

References

Ford Mustang


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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.


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1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups deluxe 1949 chevy 5 window shortbed v8 ie 1955 nomad belair ratrod gmc 1972
$2,550.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 19:30:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14,500.00
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, 350
$19,200.00 (12 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 13:43:59 PST
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 1985 Chevy Chevrolet Corvette C4 5.7L V8
$1,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 15:15:56 PST
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
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1957 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1957 CHEVROLET PICKUP HALF TON LONG BOX 3200 LOW MILES
$10,000.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-18-2018 18:49:13 PST
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1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups shortbed 1950 chevy 3 window 1/2t v8 ie ... 1955 cameo 5 wondow 1972 rat rod
$3,250.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 19:30:00 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6,900.00
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1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible AME OWNER FOR 40 YEARS IN FLORIDA SOLID FLOORS PROJECT CAR WELD WHEELS
$13,500.00
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 12:35:28 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13,500.00
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2011 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Texas Direct Auto 2011 2SS Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Convertible OnStar
$22,480.00
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 10:05:47 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22,480.00
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1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 1969 mach 1 351w fastback
$5,000.00
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 11:27:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $5,000.00
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1966 Chevrolet Other Pickups C 10 1966 Chevy short box truck
$3,450.00 (53 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 21:06:59 PST
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1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 1948 CHEVY TRUCK 3100 THRIFT LOAD MASTER RAT ROD PATINA NOT AIR RIDE
$3,000.00
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 17:33:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $3,000.00
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1964 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
$5,300.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-23-2018 13:00:00 PST
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1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1946 CHEVY 1/2ton Pickup Truck, RUST FREE, 98% Original, PERFECT PROJECT!
$5,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-20-2018 16:18:04 PST
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1952 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1952 GMC 5 Window Pickup Truck
$9,800.00
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 19:19:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9,800.00
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1952 Chevrolet Other Pickups DeLuxe 1952 Chevrolet Pickup - 5 Window - California Truck
$15,500.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 17:42:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15,500.00
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1972 Chevrolet C10 1972 Chevy C10 Pick Up Frame Off RESTO 350 Vintage AC PS PDB 350Trans
$12,400.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 14:34:14 PST
Buy It Now for only: $42,995.00
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1957 Ford Other Custom Ranchero 1957 Ford Custom Ranchero 
$13,800.00 (34 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 14:15:00 PST
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1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 1955 1st series Chevrolet 3100 pickup
$5,500.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 17:22:38 PST
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 350 4-speed Convertible
$12,700.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 18:40:21 PST
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1968 Chevrolet C-10 1968 C10 LS swapped slammed pick up with AC Shop Truck
$11,600.00 (19 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 9:56:33 PST
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1954 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1954 CHEVROLET 3100 5-WINDOW PICKUP
$18,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-18-2018 15:00:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25,000.00
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Texas Direct Auto 2010 2SS Used 6.2L V8 16V Manual RWD Coupe Premium OnStar
$9,100.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 10:05:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20,480.00
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1951 Chevrolet Other Pickups DeLuxe 1951 Chevrolet Pickup California Truck
$13,500.00
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 18:19:35 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13,500.00
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1965 Ford Mustang Convertible 65 MUSTANG CLASSIC 66 RESTORED CONVERTIBLE AUTOMATIC
$13,706.00 (34 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-18-2018 15:30:26 PST
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1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Built 289 Tremec 5 Speed Power RackPinon
$10,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-21-2018 14:34:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64,995.00
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2016 Chevrolet Other Pickups 2016 chevrolet duramax
$80,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 12:18:42 PST
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2014 Ford F-150 FX4 Texas Direct Auto 2014 FX4 Used Turbo 3.5L V6 24V Automatic 4WD Pickup Truck
$10,100.01 (13 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-19-2018 10:06:15 PST
Buy It Now for only: $31,180.00
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1968 Chevrolet C10 1968 Chevrolet C10 Custom pickup, Trades/offers considered!
$6,900.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-16-2018 11:24:52 PST
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1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 1985 Chevy Chevrolet Corvette C4 5.7L V8 Auto CLEAN! CHEAP TOY!
$2,559.00 (16 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-17-2018 17:00:00 PST
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1968 Ford Mustang Coupe 1968 Ford Mustang
$4,940.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-22-2018 5:05:39 PST
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