Ford May Have Hinted At A 772-Horsepower Rating For 2019 Shelby GT500
When the next Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang was confirmed by the automaker at the 2018 North American International Auto Show earlier in the month, the company’s claims of “over 700 horsepower” sounded perfectly reasonable. Remember: the last time we saw a car wear the “GT500” moniker, it delivered a claimed 662 horsepower at the crank. Chevrolet’s current Camaro ZL1 pumps out a hearty 650 horsepower, and of course, Dodge’s SRT Hellcat variants of the Charger and Challenger produce 707 horsepower apiece.
But of course, there’s a possibility that the forthcoming Shelby GT500 could make much more than 700 horsepower, and there’s some indication that this could be the case. An observant Reddit user by the name of FireflyOD managed to spot a manufacturer photo from the 2018 Mustang’s brochure that depicts a readout from the pony car’s new available 12-inch digital instrument panel showing 7th gear and 72 miles per hour – 7-7-2. Knowing Ford’s penchant for putting Easter Eggs in some of its official photos, this could be an indication that the Shelby GT500 will produce 772 horsepower ... read more