2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review

One of the most beautiful and most powerful sports cars in the world is Ford Mustang. The tradition began in 1962 and now it’s in its sixth generation. One of the models is new 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The main reversal happened in 2013 Dearborn, Michigan. The carmaker introduced new design language, EcoBoost family of engines, new platform, and interior design. All of this helped Mustang to make a good position on the world market and it moves to Europe. Predecessor, Ford Shelby GT350 went in direction of increasing power output. Now you wonder where limit in this line-up is. Rumors tell about more power, similar as Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, only the sky is the limit. How much? Engineers calculate somewhere between 700 and 800 horsepower. That’s not all; new updates bring changes on design, too. To sum it up, new Mustang retains good reputation in the muscle-car segment.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Aggressive Design

 Exterior has more aggressive design than the previous model, while on the other hand borrowing some elements from Mustang Shelby GT350. If you look at front fascia of 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby 350 and you can notice bigger grille. Under the hood, huge Coyote engine is located. For that reason, it takes more air for engine cooling. So, designers left air-dam in the middle of the hood for that purpose. Further, rear end gets a new diffuser and other aerodynamic elements which enhance performance. Since the body is covered with camouflage it is difficult to establish every detail on it. This we will leave for Detroit Auto Show, January 2017.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby-front view

 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Interior Design

We don’t have precise information about upcoming interior design but it is probably evaluation of current design. Unique features will be included in this model such as upholstery for sports seats and new instrumental cluster on the dashboard. So, equipment list is very rich and includes air conditioning, a sound system, backup camera and much more. The 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 adopts rear seats which are smaller than normal ones and only children can use them. On the contrary current one model doesn’t have rear seats.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – New Coyote Engine

When the specification is in question carmaker decided to go with 5.0-liter V8 Coyote engine. It will replace the current twin-turbocharged engine. It produces over 700 horsepower. In addition, the engine doesn’t come alone. You will also have Brembo braking system for better stopping power. And not only that, 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 comes with a race-bred suspension and the Michelin Pilot Sports Cup 2 tires.

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500-rear view

2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Price & Competitors

With the price tag of around $70,000, it comes a little more expensive than the competition. So, there won’t be a line in front of dealerships, but if you want one in your possession you should know that 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 will come in Limited edition. But if you don’t manage to grab one, you could go with its main competitors which are Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

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