Another possible Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang test mule sighting occurred just recently; Motor Trend reports that Ford engineers happened to be testing the camouflage-clad car in the viscinity of a Mercedes-AMG media drive near Prescott, Arizona, and the automotive journalists present sprang into action, chasing the test mule down and capturing it on camera.
You can see the resulting photographs over at Motor Trend.
Of course, whether the spied car was indeed a Shelby GT500 Mustang is uncertain. It wore a Shelby badge on the rear decklid, the impressive rear wing of the GT350R, and Motor Trend states that the engine note was that of Ford’s 5.2-liter Voodoo V8. As far as we know, however, neither the Shelby GT350 nor the GT350R is slated to receive an update for 2018, and it’s believed that the two models will be discontinued after that model year.
It’s also worth noting that the suspected Shelby GT500 mule was spotted testing alongside a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which boasts the supercharged, 640-horsepower V8 from the Corvette Z06.
The spy photos reveal larger upper and lower grilles, along with a raised hood, which could point toward the presence of a supercharger. The cladding on the front of the car mostly obscures these features, while also completely concealing the front fenders. This is important, as another recently-spied test mule had vents on its front fenders.
Be sure to stop by Motor Trend for the spy photos of this suspected Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.