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Ford teases 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 for Detroit debut

by Justin King

Rumors suggest the new GT500 may get 720 horsepower.

Ford has released a teaser image for the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, due to make its first official appearance a the Detroit auto show in January.

The photo shows the new GT500's massive supercharger cover. Rumors suggest the 5.2-liter V8 has been tuned to deliver 720 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, though some claim output will be above 770 ponies.

A recent leak appears to have slipped the exterior styling ahead of schedule. The Mustang in the leak boasts a unique front end with massive air intakes and a cobra emblem on the grille. A large rear wing has been fitted to the trunk and the wheels may be produced from lightweight carbon fiber.

Other conflicting rumors raise the possibility of a 10-speed automatic transmission, a dual-clutch unit or a six-speed manual. In any case, the track-focused car will likely get a carbon driveshaft.

Full details will be revealed on January 14 at the show.

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-- Ford Mustang (@FordMustang) November 28, 2018