A couple of months ago Ford revealed the brand new 2018 Mustang. The car will likely be released in showrooms soon enough and with it, the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This has been a well kept secret by Ford for a really long time but the car has been spied testing numerous times. The GT500 was supposed to be released a while ago but it seems Ford didn’t finish the development in time. However, the latest camouflaged prototypes seem pretty much ready for production which means that the fastest and most powerful production Mustang is going to be released quite soon.
The GT500 is still based on the same S550 chassis as the regular 2018 version of the car. It is also expected to get the same exterior upgrades but that is where the similarities end. The GT500 will receive a much improved running gear, better brakes as well as an entirely new engine. The interior of the car is also going to be quite impressive for what it is. The price hasn’t been revealed for now but it seems Ford will price it at well over $70,000. Even so the GT500 will likely be one of the fastest cars for the money which is not an easy feat to achieve.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – The running gear
The entire suspension setup of the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is going to be very similar to that of the GT350R. The car will boast a fully independent setup with a standard limited slip rear differential. The shocks will likely be adjustable while the springs will be tweaked in order to be perfect for road and track use. The car is expected to be considerably stiffer than its predecessor as well as much better to drive. On top of that, it seems that carbon ceramic brakes might be offered which would be a first for the GT500. With that, the car will come with a squared off stance with 305mm section tires at all four corners which is the same setup as that of the GT350R. However, unlike its sibling, the GT500 will boast standard 20 inch light alloy rims instead of carbon fiber 19 inch units.
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