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2019 Shelby GT500

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    February 7, 2018 5:13 PM CST

    2019 GT500 DETAILS & SPECS

    Article by Chris Cervenka

    With such success behind the Shelby GT350 program on the S550 platform, it’s no wonder that Ford Performance is moving forward with a all-new 2019 GT500. It’s been rumored ever since the GT350’s started hitting the road that Ford Performance would turn it up to 11 and come out with a car that simply blows everything out of the water.

    Think that sounds crazy? Think about it -- the 2013-2014 GT500 had the most powerful production V8 in existence under the hood at 662 horsepower. If this new GT500 is set for the 2019 model year, that would be six years of research and development to find out how to make more power and put it down more effectively. On a brand new platform, to boot.

    The day is finally here and Ford has finally released information about the highly rumored 2019 Shelby GT500! And we could not be more excited about this unveil during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)!

    Granted, it’s not the actual vehicle, we can finally rest easy knowing that the new King Of The Road (pun intended) will be hitting the streets - and drag strips - in 2019! Ford has said that this new GT500 will feature 700+ horsepower and will put out double the horsepower of the original 1967 GT500!

    Now, I know what you’re thinking… is this going to be faster than a hellcat. Well, only time will tell. But we do know that Ford puts quite the emphasis on turning since the unveil of the S550 in 2015 and with every Mustang since then, including the Shelby GT350.

    Check out the video below and feast your eyes on the most powerful road-legal Mustang ever!

     

     
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    New Years weekend was a great weekend for the 2019 GT500 rumor mill! From some of the photos we picked up over the weekend, we’re able to deduct that the new GT500 will top 200 MPH similar to the 2013-2014 GT500. On top of that, there will be a huge set of carbon-ceramic brakes - a first for Ford when it comes to the Mustang.

    On top of the already confirmed rumor of the supercharged 5.2L cross-plane crank V8 under the hood, huge brakes and massive top speed, the GT500 is also said to feature a heads-up display, which is also a first-ever (and long overdue) feature for the Mustang.

    We can’t wait to see what’s next. Hopefully an official reveal coming soon at the North American International Auto Show later this month!