Almost a year exactly that day, Ford told us that a new high-performance Mustang Shelby GT500 would come. This day is now, and you can watch the covers being broadcast live from 9 o'clock Eastern time. That means 6 o'clock in the morning on the west coast or 14 o'clock GMT. We will connect the video feed from Ford as soon as it runs. In the meantime, review some of our GT500 stories from last year.
There has certainly been all anticipation for the return of the big, charged Shelby. At last year's Detroit Auto Show we were told that we should expect more than 700 horsepower from the reborn muscle car, which brought it in rare companions with Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. We took a lot of spy photos during the year 2018, not to mention a few alleged leaks that suggest the car could weigh 720 hp and 4,200 lbs. There was also a photo leak from a Las Vegas dealer event that claimed to show the car completely uncovered.
When the new Shelby celebrates its premiere, it will be the first GT500 to feature independent suspension. The previous model disappeared when the fifth-generation Mustang engine was put into sleep mode in 2014. Based on the recently published patent applications, the new GT500 could be the aerodynamic track-star, not just quarter-mile drag strips.
All our questions will be answered soon. Visit Motor1.com to see the discovery live later.