In 2024 Ford Mustang looks likely to be a significant improvement over the current model of the muscle automobile. This leaves the possibility that there will be a completely new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, despite 2022 being the official final year of the Shelby GT500. Rumors have circulated about a new Shelby GT500 coming in 2025 one year following the introduction of the brand-new Mustang. This is a few years away, however, it’s worth the waiting.
It’s the Shelby GT500 is the Mustang at its finest and takes everything Ford applies on the motor and takes it to new levels. With all the potential that the 2024’s Mustang offers it’s thrilling to think about what might be in store in the coming Shelby GT500.
2024 Mustang Shelby GT500 Changes
The biggest issue is whether a brand-fresh Mustang GT500 from Shelby is possible. Ford first announced in 2022 that this year would be the final one of the Shelby GT500. Shelby GT500. The model included the Predator Supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produced an output of 760 horsepower.
This is why it was one of the strongest production cars ever manufactured by Ford. While it seemed like an end for GT500 however, the new version of Mustang has changed the game. Ford is unlikely to let the next generation of their muscle car go without the popular GT500. For now, all we know is reports.
These rumors, fuelled by news reports from the Ford Authority, claim that the new GT500 is coming soon and will be based on the 2024 Ford Mustang. It’s highly likely that the new model will launch around 2025, and will be ready to be ready for the model year 2026. The new Mustang is scheduled to go into sale in the middle of 2023 when it will be available for the model year 2024.
The new Shelby GT500 means the car will not be missing from the Mustang lineup for long. It’ll be interesting to see how they will achieve with the brand new GT500 to surpass the already impressive 2024 Mustang Dark Horse. The car has awed everyone with its amazing design and powerful V8 engine.
Any details regarding the powertrain of the upcoming Shelby GT500 are just speculation. For 2024 the Mustang Dark Horse for example will have a Coyote 5.0-liter V8 motor that can produce 500 horsepower and 419 lb-ft of torque. Ford has stated that the model sets the new standard for Mustang tracks and street performance. It is the Dark Horse is also the most powerful non-Shelby Mustang that has ever been made, which means it by itself is a muscle car.
A V8 engine that is supercharged similar to the 760 horsepower Predator engine in 2022’s Shelby GT500, may well be in the pipeline. The new GT500 is sure to benefit from all the advancements made on the 2024 Mustang which range from its appearance to its optional Brembo brakes.
The absence of a hybrid Ford Mustang, at least for the moment, will ensure that the next Shelby lineup does not include a hybrid drivetrain. It could be up to the time of the new generation Mustang. With all the upgrades made to the most recent Mustang, it certainly makes the possibility of a new Shelby version extremely thrilling.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA hasn’t released official fuel economy estimates for the 2024 Mustang EcoBoost or GT, but for reference, we should mention the last Mustang earned an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the turbo four-cylinder and 10-speed automatic. For the last-gen V-8, the added horsepower sacrificed efficiency for an estimated 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. We’ll update this space with info for the updated 2024 Mustang when it becomes available. For more information about the Mustang’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
From the driver’s seat of the 2024 Mustang, every detail has been chiseled in place with what Ford is calling a “fighter-jet-inspired,” design. While we wait to find out if the Mustang’s performance will break the sound barrier, its standard 12.4-inch instrument cluster is a massive leap ahead of the previous car’s. The configurable display can be customized to fit the needs of most red, white, and blue patriots, with selectable colors, gauges, and even a “calm” screen that reveals only the most necessary details.
Ambient lighting and a driver’s display adapt to whichever drive mode you’ve selected. Base Mustangs come with cloth seats and available micro-suede vinyl inserts, while the Premium level adds stitched bits and pieces from door trim to dashboard. The Mustang GT gets leather inserts. Ford has also introduced a Remote Rev function that allows the car’s engine to blast up the RPMs with a simple click from the key fob while you admire the sounds from outside the car.
Infotainment and Connectivity
A major area of improvement for the new Mustang is its interior gadgetry. An available 13.2-inch infotainment screen using Ford’s Sync 4 software flows from the gauge cluster toward the center of the car behind a curved glass panel.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on this system, and an optional wireless smartphone charger helps drivers reduce the clutter of charging cables. Amazon Alexa and Ford Streaming allow voice commands to replace knob-turning or button presses, and every Mustang comes with Ford Power-Up software capability which allows for over-the-air updates for later software and vehicle function improvements.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Mustang is also available with more driver-assistance technology than any rival pony car, so you can go faster and feel safer. Every Mustang comes with Ford Co-Pilot360. For more information about the Mustang’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard adaptive cruise control
- Standard lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist
- Optional active pothole mitigation (included with Performance Pack)
2024 Mustang Shelby GT500 Price & Release Date
Pricing a brand-new Shelby GT500 is a tricky job. The rising cost of living is causing the prices of almost everything to rise and cars are no exception. The cost of the 2022 Shelby GT500 has climbed since its introduction and the price is currently at more than $100,000.
It has risen significantly from the $75,000 figure it began at, so it’s hard to imagine that the 2024 Shelby GT500 would cost much less. To give you a sense of background The 2024 Mustang Dark Horse currently has the price at $57,970 as its starting point, which makes it cheaper than the currently priced Shelby GT500.
However, the Shelby GT500 does indeed come with an extra level of performance, and it will once more when the next model is released. You will certainly get what you paid for shortly, as soon as the next GT500 is released. We’re hoping that the rumors are accurate.
Although it’s just a few years further away, a forthcoming Shelby GT500 is surely going to be an incredible muscle car. The Shelby series always pushes its Mustang to new standards. They will be increased because of the performance promise of 2024’s Dark Horse.
Ford is yet to comment publicly on any rumors concerning a Shelby GT500 that is a new model. Shelby GT500, as well as any possible future Shelby GT350. If the rumors are real but we’re interested to learn what Shelby can take the current Mustang into the future. A car with muscle is already promising lots.