With more than 700 horsepower (522kW), the all-new Shelby GT500 fast-back coupe will be twice as powerful as the original 1967 model.
The first Shelby GT500, built in 1967, was based on the 1967 Mustang Fastback and had a 7.0-litre (428cu) V8, with only 2048 examples built in that year.
To reduce weight several body parts were made of fiberglass, including the side intakes, spoiler, and hood.
Embodying Ford Performance team’s motorsport expertise, the new Shelby GT500 is set to take the fight up to the likes of Chevrolet’s Corvette ZL1 and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
Ford says this new Mustang is engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks, thanks to its new innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.
Arriving in 2019, the all-new Mustang Shelby GT500 will become the pinnacle of Mustang performance.
Here’s a glimpse of what is to come. At this stage it’s all we have.