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Will the next Shelby GT500 get a dual-clutch transmission?

The last Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 came in fifth-generation guise (live rear axle) making 662 hp using a 5.8-liter supercharged V8. It was a beast of a car — and almost undriveable in anything less than perfect weather. The next one, based on the spectacular GT350, should be a little more driveable with the independent rear suspension setup and at least five years of extra software development. But today, we’re talking rumors.

The next GT500 could get a dual-clutch transmission

Now it turns out the next GT500, expected as a model year 2020, could get a dual-clutch transmission. That’ll be a first for the Mustang. We don’t know if it’ll be a 10-speed, an eight-speed or something else not in Ford’s warehouse quite yet. A supercharged 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 would be an obvious guess for power, but some of our moles are speculating that it could also be a new 7.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 making north of 700 hp.You can also expect a bunch of new carbon bits inside and out, new wheels (possibly also in carbon fiber like the GT350), and a super aggressive front end as we can see in the teaser shot from Ford’s future product demo a few months ago. We should get a look at the car later this year, or early next.Ford gave the usual comment, “we cannot comment on future product.” Yes we can, and it is going to be awesome.

 

By |2018-05-15T14:27:42+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Ford, News by Brand|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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