Something big is coming from Ford. The company has confirmed a new Mustang Shelby GT500 for 2019, and it’s going to have at least 700bhp.
It’s going to have a supercharged V8, most likely derived from the current 5.0-litre unit, and it’s going to be Ford’s most powerful road-legal production car ever. As you’ve probably guessed, Ford has had enough of being outgunned by Dodge’s 707bhp Challenger SRT Hellcat.
It follows the Ford-sanctioned Roush supercharger conversion that acts as a stop-gap 700bhp solution. Bank on functional aerodynamics and ‘track technologies’ in a car derived from Ford’s relevant motorsport programmes. We can’t wait to see (and hear) it.