2020 Ford Mustang GT500 Leaks Out of Dealer Meeting

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

Images have surfaced from the Ford dealer meeting this week which purportedly show the 2020 Mustang GT500 ahead of its debut.

We have no way of confirming these images are legitimate, but Automotive News reported on Sunday that Ford was holding a conference for its US dealer network sometime this week. They don’t look photoshopped to our eye, though, and the vehicle pictured has similar details to Shelby GT500 prototype vehicles that have been caught testing this year. They were first posted by Instagram user sinister_lifestyle, but are spreading around the social media platform.

The GT500 pictured has the familiar blue and white color scheme, along with a huge grill, massive front intakes, a Mustang GT350-style front splitter and a GT350 R-style rear wing.

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Ford previously announced in a tweet that the 2019 Mustang GT500 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this upcoming January. The tweet also indicated the Hellcat and ZL1-rivalling muscle car would have “more than 700 hp projected.” It’s not completely clear what may be in store for the powertrain, but you can definitely expect some sort of forced induction V8 to show up.

The legend returns in 2019. The most powerful street-legal production Ford ever with more than 700hp projected ?. #FordMustang #GT500 #FordNAIAS #NAIAS2018 pic.twitter.com/DGN4JD8TzS

— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) January 16, 2018

The GT500 will make its official debut in a few months, so stay tuned for official details.

[Source: sinister_lifestyle on Instagram via Jalopnik]

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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