The well-known pony is ready to come back and hit the market as 2018 model. The new 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will represent the sixth-generation Mustang and appear with a brand-new platform and the most powerful engine seen lately.
When it comes to exterior of the new 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, our team has observed only the camouflaged prototype, but many of the features that this model will be wearing can be noticed or guessed. Although some would compare it to 2019 Ford GT350 in terms of styling, the new GT500 will definitely appear more aggressive. It will wear a unique chassis and get an independent rear suspension for the first time. In the front fascia, we have noticed that this model will get a brand-new hood, together with a reworked larger grille that will allow more air to get into the engine. Also, there is a massive splitter and a redesigned bumper with larger air intakes in it. Looking at the side profile, the new GT500 will be standing on larger wheels wrapped in new Pilot Sport 4S tires and we have also spotted new side skirts. In the back part of the vehicle, it will wear a larger fixed rear-wing that will give this model a race-inspired look. The new GT500 will probably be available in few new exterior colors.
Inside the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, you will find a recognizable Mustang interior. Since the spy shots revealed the camouflaged version of this model, it is a bit hard to tell what exactly you can expect inside. However, it is certain that you will find sports bucket seats that will be supportive at great speeds and probably offer options such as heating and cooling, depending on the trim. As well as the exterior, the interior will largely resemble the one seen inside the GT350. Features such as dashboard and center console will be similar. The flat-bottomed steering wheel will probably as well be inspired by the one in GT350. It has been expected that this model will provide an upgraded infotainment system with various options such as navigation, sound system, air conditioning and rearview camera.
As we have already mentioned in the intro, the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby will be the most powerful sports car released in recent times. The information about the engine that it will hiding under the hood has probably been the most anticipated. The most possible version is that it will come with the 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. It has been estimated that such an engine could deliver up to 700 horsepower and more. When it comes to transmission, the fans have been expecting the both – a six speed manual and a ten-speed automatic.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Release Date and Price
When it comes to release date, it is possible that the new GT500 will make its debut at some of the greatest international car shows by the end of this year. The estimated price of this powerful pony is around $65,000-$70,000.