Spy photographers are just about everywhere nowadays, catching future vehicles baring their goodies. The latest spy shots to hit the web are of a Shelby GT500 that has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring track, insinuating that the 2014 model may actually make it on the global market for the first time. Its most notable feature is the larger cores giving way to what could be a forced induction or twin turbo setup.
Whichever power pumper it is will be put in with Ford’s new 5.0-liter twin-cam V8 which will improve performance, fuel consumption, and emissions making it a triple threat on the market. Other engines will also be available for the Mustang , starting from a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and ending at the twin-turbo V8. Power for the updated muscle car has not been revealed, but expect it to carry more than the 510 figure in the current GT500 . We’re guessing somewhere in the 600 HP range.
As far as looks go, Ford is still keeping those changes under wraps. The model featured in the spy shots is actually carrying the Mustang’s existing body while testing the new inner workings of the vehicle. The new model will actually be built on a totally new platform with an independent rear suspension.
Expect the new GT500 to be revealed sometime in 2013.
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