A Ford Mustang test mule was spotted in public recently, wearing a set of disc-shaped covers like those on the most-recently photographed Shelby GT500 prototype to obscure the wheels and brakes from prying eyes.
AutoGuide has the images.
Unlike the aforementioned GT500 prototype’s 20-inch wheels, this Mustang mule is rolling on a set of 19-inchers, wrapped in 305-section Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires front and rear. The Shelby was equipped with what AutoGuide says were Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires: 305-section front, and what looked like 315-section rubber out back.
So, this isn’t a Shelby GT500 test mule, and it isn’t a Mustang GT Performance Pack mule, either; the latter car will also ride on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
What is it, then? AutoGuide has come up with two plausible answers: a new iteration of the Ford Mustang Mach 1, or a new Boss 302 model. Both will celebrate their 50th anniversaries in 2019, and you know how Ford loves anniversaries. The Boss 302 seems somewhat more likely, however, given that Ford worked a 2012 example into one of its promotional photos for the 2018 Mustang.
You know how Ford loves Easter Eggs.
We figure there’s a third possibility, too: that the photographed test mule is nothing more than a Mustang GT fitted with the contents of the Mustang’s new Performance Pack 2.
Whatever the spied test mule is, we think it’s safe to assume that either a Mach 1 or a Boss 302 Mustang (or possibly both) will bow for the 2019 model year. Stay tuned for more.