Matt Kimberley profile picture Matt Kimberley 4 years ago 83

New '700bhp+' Mustang Shelby GT500 Is Ford's Most Powerful Road Car Ever

Ford is fed up of playing second fiddle to Dodge in the power stakes, so to take on the Challenger Hellcat it's brewing a special supercharged Mustang

Remind me later

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.