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Rendered: 2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang


There isn’t much we can yet say for sure about the anticipated future Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang: when it might arrive, what engine will power it, nor even whether Ford is indeed working on such a car. Sure, there’ve been some interesting test mule sightings of late, but remember: there have also been rumors alleging that a Mach 1, a Boss 302, and even a “Bullitt Edition” Mustang are all in the works.

It seems the pony car’s stable is soon to get a whole lot more crowded, even without the help of a new Shelby GT500.

Still, signs point to “yes,” and we get the feeling it’s only a matter of time before we get indubitable proof that a high-performance Shelby GT500 model is in the works. So to get an idea of what we can (hopefully) look forward to seeing on the road in the near-term future, the folks over at TopSpeed have taken the liberty of rendering the 2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang in beautiful detail.

2019 Shelby GT500 Mustang - rendered by TopSpeed

Naturally, they’ve based the design off of the refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang, dressing it up with a mix of brand-new parts and aesthetic elements borrowed straight from the existing Shelby GT350. The hood, like that on the GT350, has a wide vent to extract hot air from the engine bay; the nose wears a massive chin spoiler with two big, boomerang-shaped winglets channeling air into the front lower inlets; big side spoilers run along both sides of the car; and in the back sits a unique wing not used on either the GT350 or its hotter “R” variant.

Look back to the old (2013-2014) Ford Shelby GT500, and immediately you can see the resemblance.

For more on Ford’s (alleged) forthcoming Shelby GT500 Mustang, stop by, where they’ve compiled a brief history of the Shelby GT500 and made some forecasts for the 2019 model.


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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