The high-performance variation of the next-generation Ford Mustang, which we believe will certainly stop its 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 name. If you’re questioning whether this is a GT350, well, that model isn’t really expected to show up until a few years after the 2015 Mustang launchings, so it’s protected to think this is a GT500 burro.
The present GT500 comes loading warmth in the form of a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 pumping out a ruthless 662 horses and 631 lb-ft of torque. The Camaro’s not going anywhere, and neither is the long-running muscle-car rivalry in between Chevy and Ford, so the following GT500 will certainly require to preserve the existing automobile’s edge.
System and Performance
The upcoming Mustang will certainly use on a cool rear-drive system code-named “S550” that’s expected to be somewhat smaller compared to the present Mustang’s design. A huge adjustment is in store for the horse vehicle’s back suspension, which for the initial time– beyond the limited-production 1999– 2004 SVT Cobra– will certainly showcase an independent format. Our assumption is that this is where the majority of the advancement work on the GT500 is focused; the engineers need to tune the suspension to handle the Trinity motor’s mighty thrust and unique weight harmony.
When it comes to the car’s body, it is clear from the test auto in these images that the GT500 will again put on more-muscular and aerodynamically enhanced sheetmetal than regular Mustangs. Check out those husky rocker panels, pumped-out fenders, and fender vents merely aft of the front tire openings. None of this gear existed on the most recent 2015 Mustang models we spotted.
Whereas the outgoing model wore Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar rubber, the model you see right here trips on staggered-width Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. What appear to be carbon-ceramic brake rotors peek through the front tire spokes, but the rear discs seem normal steel systems. For reference, the outgoing GT500’s brakes were steel throughout.
We expect the Shelby GT500 will certainly once more make use of the 5.8-liter Trinity V-8, and while a power bump is feasible, it’s not at all necessary. The GT500 today has a hard time to set the power and is plenty fast– with the next-gen Mustang’s anticipated weight reduction, additional energy would appear superfluous. Again, the GT500 should acquire just a solitary transmission option: a six-speed manual.
Competition: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan GT-R.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Price
Don’t be shocked if the GT500’s rate borders up from its existing $54,995 base price, especially if the fancier tires and carbon-ceramic brakes reach production.
(The base V-6 and V-8 Mustangs are expected to go on sale next year as 2015 model-year providings.) The auto most likely won’t arrive till 2015 as a 2016 design.