Some great news from Ford! The 2017 Ford Shelby GT500 is almost ready to go on sale. Even though we are still not able to take the new Ford Shelby GT500 to test drive, there are some juicy details, rumors, and speculations we would like to present you. At this point, there is not much official information about the new Shelby GT500 but judging by the rumors Ford prepares something we haven’t seen before. The vehicle managed to raise dust even though it hasn’t been turned into a production car yet. Allegedly, the new engine will be able to go over 700 hp. Even though the company hasn’t published anything yet, we believe that it will be extremely powerful. Well, it is Ford, after all.
2017 Ford Shelby GT500 Exterior
At this point, it is pretty hard to tell anything about this legendary pony car because the test mule we managed to catch during test ride was heavily camouflaged without a single detail being revealed. The details you we will present you in the following article mostly rely on speculations, but where there’s smoke there’s fire. If the rumors are true, the current generation of this model will suffer many aesthetic changes.
Namely, its front end will be significantly revised. The newly designed front end will be more aggressive compared to the current one. There will be a smaller grille and redesigned headlights. Moving to the back of the vehicle, there will be a newly designed spoiler. The upcoming model is expected to come with improved aerodynamics. Some trusted reported that the new Shelby GT500 2017 will lose weight considerably because better-quality and lightweight materials will be incorporated this time.
Ford Shelby GT500 2017 Interior
The interior design of the 2017 Ford Shelby GT500 will be changed too. Passengers will be offered more space and more comfort. The cabin will be equipped with excellently designed sports seats wrapped in fine leather. It will probably get a newly designed dashboard.
Emphasis will be on safety and entertainment features since a vehicle of this kind definitely needs cutting-edge technology to keep occupants amused and most importantly, safe. The final list of features is yet to be announced, but we must say that we expect a lot from Ford. Let’s check more details about the most important part of the 2017 Shelby GT500, its powerplant.
Ford Shelby GT500 Engine
Most probably, under the hood of the upcoming 2017 Ford Shelby GT500 will be a twin-turbocharged 5.0 ‘Coyote’ based power unit. We are quite sure that the T350’s Flat-Plane-Crank 5.2L V8 won’t be employed. Rumors have been swirling that this venerable engine will be able to crank out around 700 hp.
Well, it is pretty astonishing performance, but we believe in Ford. Some other sites reported that the engine will be able to achieve top speed of 126 MPH. There are no details about gearbox and fuel consumption. We sincerely hope that the carmaker will announce more details soon.
2017 Ford Shelby GT500 Price
We’re in the middle of 2015 and it is still quite early to talk about the price of the vehicle that will hit the market as the 2017 model. We expect the price to go over $60,000 but time will tell.
Also check out the 2015 version.