The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the high performance variation of the 2015 Ford Mustang. Although it has not been officially confirmed, most industry insiders believe that the GT500 moniker will remain. There are insiders that contend that will the release of a 2016 GT350, Ford may not want to dilute the equity of the badge. Although there was a great deal of chatter regarding the GT500 at the most recent Detroit Auto Show; many speculate that the vehicle will be a forced induction vehicle.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine
The outgoing Shelby GT500 receives its power from a 5.8 liter V-8 engine that is able to deliver a maximum 662 horsepower with 631 pound per feet of torque. The powerful engine that has been given the code name of “Trinity” is a V-8 that is the edge the Mustang needed over its greatest competitor, The Chevy Camaro ZL1, the Nissan GT-R and the Chevy Corvette.
There are analysts that have been widely speculating that the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will contain an engine option that will produces upwards of 707 horsepower. Although the American staple needs no more than its current 662 horsepower to surpass the Challenger; it is safe to say there are enthusiasts that simply dream of more.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Design
S550, according to industry insiders, is the codename for the new rear drive platform for the iconic muscle car. It is said to feature independent rear suspension and the alteration in suspension was made as a method of handling the unique weight balance and incredible thrust of the Trinity.
Ford recently invested a great deal into aluminum tooling and materials and quite a hefty dose has been added to GT350 lines and it is heavily speculated to carry over to the GT500 as well. The use of aluminum allows for reduced weight in conjunction with carbon forged plastic, aluminum fenders and carbon fiber wheels. The reduction in overall weight will not only make the vehicle less heavy than its competitors; but it will also contribute to better fuel economy and acceleration.
With the amount of mystery and intrigue that continues to surround the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, there is more chatter than confirmed fact floating about. Spy photos that have been said to be the vehicle have surfaced, but even in the photos it is abundantly obvious that Ford is going to increased measures to protect all aspects of the forthcoming muscle car.
It is easier to penetrate the White House than it is to breach Ford’s wall of silence that is surrounding the GT500. Given that the latest generation of the Carrol Shelby creation is widely anticipated; as 2015 unfolds, it is certain that Ford will grant fans and more the information that all is desiring heavily. For those that enjoy the track based GT350; but truly find enjoyment from the free spirit older sibling that is the GT500, will have their dreams answered by the close of 2015.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Release Date and Price
It is predicted that the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will reveal itself to the world sometime within 2015 and be attached to a base price of approximately $54,995. The pricing may be slightly more inflated once the vehicle arrives on showroom floors should the carbon-ceramic brakes actually reach the production line.
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