2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500 Update, Release Date, and Price
As the mightiest Ford Mustang, any rumor regarding the Shelby GT500 can always spark our attention easily. And for the upcoming edition, rumored to be the new 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500, this will take aim at Chevy Camaro ZL1, which supercharged engine is capable of cranking out a total output of 650 horsepower. And from the most recent test mule, it gets even more convincing that the new GT500 is on its way.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Design and Body Appearance
Again, we need to make it clear that this article about the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500 is based on the spy shots. This means we cannot say much about anything, including its design. Hence, what we will write below is based on our assumptions. After all, once you see the spy shots below, you’ll get it.
The camo perfectly hid the new front fascia, which seems to be optimized for a distinguishing feature of the new 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500, including its assumed twin-turbo V8 engine under the hood. Always expect something extraordinary, since it’s no ordinary Ford Mustang we are talking about. The zippered panel located above the grill looks removable, which is a typical case when the cooling vents are hidden under the manufacturer’s camouflage, see also 2017 Volkswagen Jetta Redesign and Review. The lower fascia seems unique too—the diagonal spars keep the outboard brake cooling separated from the lower air inlet tilt outward. And this is a familiar flourish found in any Mustang Shelby GT500.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine Specs
What about the engine specification? Well, we can guarantee that the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500 will have a twin-turbo V8 under the hood, considering that the supercharging doesn’t match with the EcoBoost. Even so, there’s still one question that remains: which V8 engine will Volkswagen be using? The current Mustang GT’s engine, a 5.0L Coyote V8, may seem to be as fit as the GT350’s engine, a 5.2L Voodoo—but modified. Either way, both engine specifications have the high compression rations that probably need adjustment like 2017 Volkswagen Golf MK8 Rumors.
As the twin-turbo Voodoo seems to be the more fitting choice for 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500, the 5.2L V8 itself is already unique. Plus, if Ford uses this engine for the next Shelby GT500, it will help the company amortize the development costs of the engine. In the end, regardless of which V8 the new GT500 will be using, we can’t deny that it’ll be so exciting to see the even more powerful one than its old GT500’s engine. Plus, we also expect to see a manual transmission as a standard feature, in addition to the same 10-speed automatic also found in Chevy ZL1—co-developed between Chevrolet and Ford—as optional.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Release Date and Price
Considering it is the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelvy GT500 we are currently talking about, we can expect that the suggestions car will be finally unveiled by the company and debut at any auto show later in the 2017. As for the official release date, we assume that it will be no later than the last quarter of 2017 for the 2018 model year. Meanwhile, for the pricing, our prediction is $65,000 at minimum.