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Photographers Capture Another Possible Shelby GT500 Prototype: Spy Shots

Automotive spy photographers have managed to capture another possible Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang prototype on camera, reportedly seen testing on public roads around Detroit, Michigan. Covered head-to-toe in camouflage and thick, figure-masking cladding, whatever this spied Mustang is, it’s clearly a model that Ford wants desperately to keep under wraps.

A gallery of images showing the suspected Shelby GT500 prototype can be found on the AutoGuide website.

Most intriguing of all, AutoGuide notes that so great is Ford’s desire to be secretive here, the automaker seems to have removed most of the markings on the tire sidewalls – like a hitman with his fingerprints burned off. (Incidentally, a hitman might be a good analogue for the Shelby GT500, given the Mustang’s penchant for striking people.) The photographers did manage to decipher a tire size of 305/30R20 up front, and the Michelin stamps were left intact.

Relevant: the current Shelby GT350 comes standard with a 19-inch-diameter wheel front and rear.

Wrapped in those mystery tires are equally-elusive wheels, obscured completely by a set of flat, black discs. There’s little else to observe, sadly, apart from a pair of elevated strips running longitudinally down the hood, one on either side. If we had to hazard a guess, we’d say those are likely indicative of hood vents.

Visit to see the latest alleged Shelby GT500 spy photos for yourself.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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