2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Specs and Expected Price List
Some months ago, spy photographers spotted a testing mule which was assumed to be 2018 Ford Shelby GT500. Well, it is an interesting report especially for those who love GTR. To complete its new look, the company has a plan to improve the engine. Rumors also said that it is all about the time when the company, Ford is ready to offer it to follow the debut of GT350R and the GT350. It will be the solution to deal with the rising star, Camaro.
2018 Ford Shelby GT500 New Platform
Their target to give several changes around the exterior of the car will be the performance. It is possible to improve the performance by improving the exterior. It will use extensive aluminum and carbon fiber. 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 was captured during the test with heavily camouflaged look so it is impossible to easily read the new styling. The heavy camouflage around the front part can be the sign that they will revise the bumper with the air intakes to modify. The grille is also revised to provide better engine cooling. The hood is revised to get huge power. For the rear part, it has larger wing on the top of the trunk lid with the revised exhaust system for the rear. Other things you might see is bigger wheels with Michelin pilot Sport Cup 2 tires as well as Brembo brakes. In short, the changes around the exterior are good for its aerodynamic.
2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is still hard to reveal. It will go with nice design which seems inspired by the GT350. The dashboard, center console as well as the door panels has same similarities to the GT350’s but it has its unique design to make it different. We do hope that there will e new infotainment screen and the bespoke gauges to support drivers monitoring the car performance. We do believe that it has high quality upholstery especially for contrast stitching. It is not a track-focused muscle car which means that it should have sound system, rear seats, rear camera and air conditioning system.
2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Engine
Move on the engine side, the new 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 might go with twin-turbocharged engine which can be an innovative move. This is a new engine that is based on their latest engine output. The TT lettering appeared on the testing mule’s windscreen probably stands for twin-turbo engine. We glad that Ford confirmed that they will use an engine from SVT raptor. If so, it can be the modified version of 5.0 liter Coyote V8 engine. This muscle car can be powered by twin-turbo with the output based on rumors can be more than 700 hp.
2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is still unpredictable for its release but it will be the sixth generation with the cost about $80,000, we predict.