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Details about the next-gen Ford Mustang are scarce, and there's even less information out there about the upcoming replacement for the Shelby GT500. Previously rumored to drop the Shelby name and wear the GT350 moniker, the highest-performance Mustang has just been spotted testing near Ford's SVT operations.

Despite being cloaked in heavy camouflage, we can instantly tell this prototype is different from other Mustang spy shots we've seen in the past. Aside from the Shelby-spec wheels, quad exhaust outlets (previous spy shots show only two) and beefier brakes, this car also has air intakes on the hood and front fenders. These elements help to neither prove nor dismiss rumors that the next SVT Mustang will be naturally aspirated. It also looks like Ford is may be planning some changes to this car's rear suspension, as there is some extra camouflage added beneath the rear end of this prototype.

As a bonus, these spy shots also give us our first look inside the new Mustang, revealing a new steering wheel (with more buttons) and a glimpse of the dual-pod instrument gauges. Check out past spy shots of the 2015 Mustang showing off its new face and driving around town.


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      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why not bring back the Cobra name plate?
      • 1 Year Ago
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        sp33dklz
        • 1 Year Ago
        How about we bag the V6 and replace it with an Eco-Boost 2.0L? Better MPG, and more potential power down the road.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sp33dklz
          perhaps for Europe, here anything less than 305 of the current V6 would be frowned upon...theres rumour of a 2.3 with 350hp though....Im not sure Ford wants to market their Sprts coupe as an economy car....
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sp33dklz
          [blocked]
          ngiotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sp33dklz
          There will be: Turbo 4/V6/V8/Boosted V8 configurations, as far as the models go. This has pretty much already been confirmed by multiple sources. With IRS and a significant weight loss, the V8/Boosted V8 models will be Corvette fighters.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now that is proper cladding.
      Rr778
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait to see the gt500/ M3/c63 z28 track day show down
        Stomp and steer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rr778
        the first 3 are all brand new designs.you nee to wait for the alpha platform Fbody to have a fair comparison.Unless you plan on just judging performance numbers only. Otherwise all the haters of everything GM will bring up is the interior this can't see out of it that. Still I'd put my money on the outdated Z/28...
      cangelo629
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have always had good luck owning FORDS keep them 15 to 20 years very little issues hope this sells well too.
      johnb
      • 1 Year Ago
      The brakes look properly massive. I'm liking the functional heat vents behind the front wheels as well. Could we be seeing a twin turbo v8 for the GT500? The sky is the limit for hp if this is the case.
      lagasca142
      • 1 Year Ago
      This could b the best Pony built to date, 1 get the feeling something very special is hiding behind all the camo, I hope a twin turbo 5.0 is part of the surprise. Am sure Ford will do the Mustang proud moving it forward for another 50 years by changing the game all over again
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh! So pumped for this. It's going to be a beast.
      lesgo4sail
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who cares? You can always count on Ford for inferior fit-and-finish.
        Rr778
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lesgo4sail
        Inferior to whom? They always seem price appropriate? Examples?
        H2H
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lesgo4sail
        MY 11 Mustang GT has WAY better interior fit and finish than my Cadillac CTS. By huge leaps. The Ford is better in every way than the Cadillac.
      Mr. Bader®
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who cares we got the corvette
        Dean Hammond
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        Did you make sure to say the same thing to Camaro owners......clown.
        protovici
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Bader®
        Came into a Ford post to say that.... Well, for mid $60K you can do 200 mph with no gas guzzler tax. I can keep on with the advancements, but the vette is nice too.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @protovici
          the vette is awesome ( cosmetic catastrophy rear end aside )....but, its a different beast alltogether.....
          Stomp and steer
          • 1 Year Ago
          @protovici
          Too bad nobody's been able to get the car up to 200 mph. Completely BS'd the public. Just a big engine in a shite chassis.
          protovici
          • 1 Year Ago
          @protovici
          @Dean - Yeah I am not sure what GM is thinking on the rear, but a muscle car that gets compared to the vette must be on bada$$ muscle car. Though I think the muscle will be leaving the muscle car world soon enough.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      With the heavy disguise I bet its just going to be more of the same and nothing radical like they have been promising.
        William Jenkins
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        You're right. IRS, Ecoboost, smaller size. Just the same old, same old. Are you serious. We all know it will be sold globally, there is no way this car will be the same. Of course it will "look" like a Mustang, but a newer and lighter version. Plus with modern amenities.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @William Jenkins
          [blocked]
          protovici
          • 1 Year Ago
          @William Jenkins
          @Raz. I assume she/he can read given they just wrote a paragraph as well as how can you tell if the writer is referring to mechanical, style, or both? Seems to be a response just to give you something to write about.
        protovici
        • 1 Year Ago
        @groingo
        Soooo, all improvements during the past few years that have been made were just broken promises? You must of been whined off the tity to early.
          Hi There Paul
          • 1 Year Ago
          @protovici
          Well, whatever it'll look like, that's one of the best jobs of covering the design features that I have seen.
      dan1malk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like it's growing a little 4 series gill there. Hope it's not as awkward as it is on BMW...
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