Next-gen Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to get 800 hp?

The All-new Shelby GT350 Mustang

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 (pictured here) is considered pretty potent as it is, but there’s just one problem – it doesn’t have enough power as rivals such as the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat or even the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Not to worry, because a more potent Mustang Shelby could be on its way, according to Autocar.

The new addition to the range could be potentially be called the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which has been spotted undergoing development trials, wearing an aggressive aero kit, complete with a fixed rear wing and front splitter.

Under the hood, the GT500 is said to feature a twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is capable of producing as much as 800 hp. That represents a hike of 274 hp from the 526 hp 5.2 litre Voodoo flat-plane crankshaft V8 fitted to both the Mustang Shelby GT350 and Mustang Shelby GT350R.

Compared to the previous-generation GT500 (seen at KLIMS 2013), which has 662 hp at its disposal, the new model is at a 138 hp advantage. As for its rivals, the next-gen GT500 trounces both the Hellcat’s 707 hp and ZL1’s 640 hp. At this point, the Blue Oval has yet to confirm the arrival of the GT500, and therefore remains a speculation for now.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • nighttrain on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    One does not sell a USD50K 800 hp car to rednecks. There’ll be anarchy in the streets. Watch YouTube about idiot Mustang owners. Then again, what the hell.. It’s ‘murica.

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    • If dun sell cheap, then they demand hak ketuanan constitution for their rights to have cheap muscle cars

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