2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Spied With Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Mar 31, 2017 06:30 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter

It's been recently reported that another possible 2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang test mule has been caught testing just recently. According to Motortrend, Ford engineers are testing the camouflage-clade car in the area of a Mercedes-AMG media drive near Prescott, Arizona.

The spied car was indeed a 2019 Shelby GT500 Mustang. It's clear by the wing and badges it wore that it was a GT350R and the high-revving 5.2-liter V8 engine. However, with all the heavy camo wrapped on the front end, it suggests one of two things, it's some 350R version, possibly an even higher-spec version, or a mule for the long-speculated GT500.

In addition, there appears to be a much bigger grille and lower front air dam and a higher hood. This could mean that Ford could be equipping the new Stang with a V8 engine fitted with a supercharger.

According to the spy photos, it seems that they are also hiding something on the wheels, possibly larger brakes. The car was also caught testing along with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, an indication of benchmark testing the new vehicle.

The spy shots also revealed the carbon fiber wheels and the monster Brembo brakes from the ongoing Shelby models. While the front end was covered with thick black camouflage, it can be clearly seen that this Mustang has louvers in the fenders just above the front wheels.

A document on the 2018 Shelby GT350 suggests that the last version of the GT350 will not get the facelifted looks of the 2018 Mustang. It's also been speculated that the earliest time that everyone will get to see the new GT500 in dealership will be in 2018 as a 2019 model year.

However, given the latest flap of the GT350s overheating at the track, it could be possible that this is Ford just testing a fix to aid cooling to the GT350. But whatever it is, Ford has something cooking under the hood of the long-awaited 2019 Ford Shelby GT500. Stay tuned for more updates of the new GT500.

  

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