Is This the New Ford Mustang GT500?

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Ford is trying really hard to hide all the details on this prototype, so it must be something juicy. 

Spy photographers have caught what appears to be the 2019 Ford Mustang GT500 testing on the streets of Detroit. It’s clearly wearing a lot of camouflage to conceal its bodylines, but a closer look at the tires tell a story.

The American automaker doesn’t even want you to know what tires are being used on the prototype, nearly scrubbing off all the markings on the sidewall. What our spy photographers can make out is that they’re sized 305/30/ZR20 on the front and they’re from Michelin. By comparing products on TireRack, our spy photographers believe they’re the new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, but the big takeaway is that they’re 20 inches up front, which is larger than the 19-inch standard tires up on the GT350 and GT350R.

Unfortunately they weren’t able to confirm what’s in the rear as there’s nothing readable on those tires, though it’s possible Ford is using 21-inch wheels and tires out back.

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The company is also hiding what the wheels will look like with massive camouflage panels attached to them. The last time the American automaker did this, it was trying to cover up carbon ceramic brake rotors on a prototype.

There are plenty of rumors surrounding the new GT500, and it’s still unclear what powertrain Ford will use. Some say it will be a twin-turbo 5.0-liter Coyote V8, or a supercharged 5.2-liter Voodoo V8. It is expected to boast over 700 horsepower, something that’s almost a necessity with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pushing 650 hp and the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon offering a ridiculous 840 hp.

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  • GR Arnold

    Nope. They can keep it. It’s not 60(s) retro enough and ugly as hell. NO ENGINE … LOL Dodge and others give you far more CID than Ford. I wouldn’t let it sit in my driveway if they gave me the damn thing.

  • Jason Hopper

    Ya, because you can really tell what it’s gonna look like or what the motor is gonna be. Dumb post of the year nominee 🙂

  • Jason Hopper

    Besides, you wouldn’t have room at the mobile home park next to the geo storm.

  • Zakatak360

    Do you even know what you’re talking about? Obviously not, because it makes NO SENSE. Please just shut up.

  • dmack

    Correction-that’s a Yugo in his playpen.

  • Mr Adman

    Me thinks the 2018 will be the best GT500 yet and now it has an IRS. Ford did a good job on S550. I wish they would slope the nose a bit giving it a sleeker appearance but that’s my only gripe about the car from what I’ve seen. Hopefully it a PD blown V8 with a stick. I have a suspicion it won’t have a FPC like the voodoo. Should be interesting especially after the Demon announcement but that car is basically an showroom NHRA car wearing a license plate. Ford needs to make big splash with this car before it’s competitors suck all the oxygen out of the room.

  • GR Arnold

    BUY IT – DRIVE IT … you obviously don’t have a clue what a real muscle car is and don’t have the common sense to realize you’re absolutely WRONG as most of you youngsters are these days. You can take that overpriced joke and drive it up your ignorant ass.