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Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang could use the Ford GT’s 3.5L engine

June 30, 2015

The Shelby GT500 variant of the sixth generation Ford Mustang is quite far from its market arrival but some details have already emerged. The sixth-gen model’s Shelby GT500 can be expected to debut in 2017, a year after the F-150 Raptor gets launched.

A new report from Automobile Magazine says that the 2018 Shelby GT500 Mustang could, instead of a naturally aspirated V8, use the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 from the Ford GT.

While the GT is reportedly getting more than 700 hp, the Shelby GT500 Mustang would get more than 600 hp from the downsized engine. Power will be channeled to the wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle on the GT, but via a 6-speed manual transmission in case of the beastly ‘Stang.

Changes should also include enhanced aerodynamics, beefed up suspension and brakes, and sportier styling.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]

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