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Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang To Return In 2019 With 700+ Horsepower

Today, at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford officially confirmed the return of the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, announcing that it will be the most powerful street-legal Ford of all time, with anticipated output in excess of 700 horsepower.

Ford is understandably tight-lipped about the forthcoming high-performance pony car, but the automaker has announced that the new Shelby GT500 Mustang will pack “innovative track technologies”, “performance hardware”, and “aggressive and functional track-tuned styling”.

The Shelby GT500 nameplate was last used on a high-performance variant of the previous-generation S-197 Ford Mustang, retired after the 2014 model year. It produced up to 662 horsepower from a supercharged version of the 5.4-liter Modular V8. Now, of course, the Mustang range has the more advanced, power-dense Coyote V8 to leverage for power. In the all-new, special-edition 2019 Bullitt Mustang, which was also announced at the North American International Auto Show, it produces a peak 475 horsepower normally aspirated.

That leads us to one more detail confirmed by Ford today: the V8 in the next Shelby GT500 will be supercharged. We can hardly stand the wait.

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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  1. nauticalone

    Sweet! I can hardly wait!

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    I can’t sell my pathetic Saleen fast enough!

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