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Potential 2024 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Or Mach 1 Mule Spotted

In recent weeks, Ford Authority spies have spotted multiple S650 Ford Mustang prototypes out driving around, including a likely base model, a GT variant making some rumbly V8 noises, and a possible Mach 1 or higher-performance model, as well as captured some shots of the S650’s interior, giving us a good look at its new flat-bottom steering wheel. More recently, we’ve seen the front end of both a base and potential GT next-gen Mustang completely uncovered via a pair of leaks as well. Now, Ford Authority spies have spotted yet another interesting vehicle out and about, which could potentially be a 2024 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 or Mach 1 mule.

This possible 2024 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 or Mach 1 mule has quite a few features that are present on the current-gen versions of those higher-performance pony cars, starting up front with larger air intakes in what appears to be a more aggressive design overall, though it’s largely covered in camo. There’s also a large chin spoiler up front that wraps around the bumper.

Moving down the side, we can see a set of larger multi-spoke wheels that fill up the wheel wells, as well as a set of Brembo brakes peeking out from behind those big rollers.

In the rear, a larger diffuser is present, along with quad exhaust tips, signaling that this may in fact be some sort of high-performance variant of Ford’s legendary pony car.

Ford Authority sources say that no next-gen GT500 prototypes are currently running at the moment, but this mule does bear some similarities to the current model, at least in terms of the rear end and larger brakes.

The next-gen Mustang won’t be available with any sort of all-wheel drive configuration, as Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month. However, two hybrid powertrain options could possibly be in the works – electrified versions of Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 5.0L Coyote V8. Previously expected to launch for the 2023 model year, the S650 will now reportedly enter production next year for the 2024 model year, a detail that was recently confirmed by Ford’s vehicle director for icons and Ford Performance, Ali Jammoul. The S650 Mustang will continue to be built at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant and is expected to have an eight-year life cycle, as Ford Authority reported last August.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. truth speaker

    unlikely a GT500. with the government killing off supercharged V8’s after 2023 ford is going to have to develop something radically different for the 500. the next GT500 will probably be some hybrid or all electric set up.

  2. Mark L Bedel

    I would agree with truth speaker. This generation of GT 500 with ICE will probably be the last.

  3. Brad B

    If these photos are correct, I’m glad to see they left the taillights alone.

  4. Angel Rodriguez

    I ordered a shelby two weeks ago on hopes to get a 2023 due to me having a 1993 GT. Will ford and Shelby finish out the body style together and fill the orders that are out there?? 1993 is the last year for the fox body and 2023 well be the last year for this body?? Im a due hart ford guy….


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