According to to Shelby American president John Luft, the namesake company of Carroll Shelby will continue to work with Ford on its GT500 model "through 2015 and beyond."¯ The 2015 model year is a pivotal milestone for the partnership as Ford will launch an all-new version of its Mustang - which the GT500 uses as a base - sometime in 2014.
"When something works you just don't change it,"¯ Luft told MustangsDaily.com. "Clearly, having a Shelby in their stable as their halo car has really worked for them. Ford Motor Company loves it, their dealers love it, and we love it."¯
However, look for the 2015 Shelby GT500 to take a different approach to life than the 2013 GT500. The current GT500 uses a supercharged 5.8L V8 developing 650 horsepower to achieve a blistering top speed of 202mph, but the next Shelby Mustang will likely be forced to make due with a smaller - read more fuel efficient - drivetrain.