2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Redesign
The first Shelby GT500 was produced in 1967. Since then, many models and variants have been produced and sold across the world. The car, which is a high-performance model of Ford Mustang, is entering the fourth generation. 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the models expected to glaze this generation. The main highlight of the car will be it’s incredibly powerful engine.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Body and Design:
According to the automaker, the new Shelby GT500 will be built on the Ford S550 platform. Most of its parts will be constructed with carbon fiber. You can expect this lightweight material in the hood, front & rear fascias and side panels. There will also be aluminum and a little bit of steel.
In the front end, 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will spot upper & lower grilles, xenon HID headlights, well-positioned fog lights and a trimmed-down bumper. On the sides, the car will look elegant with 19-inch sparkling aluminum wheels and straightened skirts. As for the rear side, all the features will be given a modern and stylish look. Although the interior of 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be small in size, it will offer comfortable space to the occupants. The seats will be Recaro-type, so you can expect them to be upholstered in leather and as comfortable as possible. The steering wheel will be well-positioned on the dashboard and will offer top-notch grip.
The center console of the upcoming Ford sports car will get the largest share of technological features. You can expect a new infotainment unit that can support a good number of connectivity features. Other tech features that you can anticipate for include a Sync multimedia voice-control system, a navigation system, a satellite radio and a more functional audio system.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Powertrain, Safety & Fuel Economy:
As mentioned above, the new Shelby GT500 will get a powerful engine. This powertrain will be a 5.8-supercharged liter V8 with a capacity of 662 hp and 631 lb-ft. It will be paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox which will provide smooth gear shifts.
The car will use a rear-wheel drive. It will take 3.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. The top speed is estimated at 205 mph. When it comes to fuel economy, the Ford Mustang model will record 17 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Safety & Security:
Ford will put a lot of consideration on safety and security when designing the upcoming sports vehicle. The car will be equipped with parking assist, adaptive cruise control, ABS, seatbelts, lane keep assist, blind-spot monitoring and airbags, among other protection features.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Price & Release Date:
You will spend around $55,000 to own the upcoming Shelby GT500. As for premium models, you can expect to break the bank to own them. Yeah, they will come at higher prices. Concerning the release date, the Ford pony car will hit dealers’ shops in the last months of 2017 or early 2018.
Sales of the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 muscle car will be limited by other cars like: Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Huracan, Aston Martin Vulcan, BMW i8, Audi R8 and Porsche Turbo.