2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Specs, Changes and Release Date

Tuesday, March 28th 2017. | Ford


In Ford’s history, the GT500 was their most powerful Mustang they could provide. It was discontinued. There is no word given by Ford when it comes to the upcoming model of 2018 Ford Shelby GT500, but we spotted the testing around Detroit in recent times. Its arrival will be the sign to compete with Hellcat Dodge as well as ZL1 because they are capable of working for more than 650 hp. Surely, it will be more different from these cars.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Changes
2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Exterior

Likely, the development of the new 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is based on the GT350 platform. It can be seen from the camouflaged vehicle that has been spotted around Detroit with the same low front end. It will use the same platform with the wider track at the back. The wider wheels will be added together with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Other modification will be the running gear. We expect that Ford will use magnetic ride control dampers taken from the GT350 along with the standard carbon ceramic brakes from the prototype. Some parts will be similar to the 350. It has more aggressive bumper and splitter while the air intakes are larger than before. Additionally, the wider back has the same diffuser just like the 350R. The larger fixed wing is quite interesting. It is possible for them to give carbon fiber wheels on the production model.

2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Interior

2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is the new top range model which means it is truly crucial to have all best features they can offer. It should get standard Recaro seats, leather upholstery with contrast stitching, aluminum as well as carbon fiber inserts and more.

2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Engine

A supercharged VooDoo is the biggest recommendation given by many people when it comes to the 2018 Ford Shelby GT500. It was spotted with TT-0081 sticker on its windshield and the design has been applied on the Raptor. We have a strong feeling that it is about the twin-turbocharged prototype number 81. It means that they might use VooDoo 5.2 liter and twin-turbochargers which sound like the GT350. Sadly, the output is still a big mystery. It is possible if they can make more than 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque power. We also believe that they will use ten-speed auto transmission to make it better than the use of the outdated six-speed box so it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.

2018 Ford Shelby GT500 Release Date and Price

The price of 2018 Ford Shelby GT500 is expected to be more expensive than the GT350R, which has $65,000. Its debut should happen sometime in 2017.