Now that we've pored over the 2015 Ford Mustang in its standard form, it's time to look ahead. We already knew (and heard – literally) that Ford was working on a higher-performance version of its 'Stang to replace the Shelby GT500, and earlier reports have stated that it will simply be called the GT350.

We don't have a ton of detail to go on, but this latest set of spy photos clearly shows a hood-mounted air scoop, which suggests a forced-induction powerplant is under the hood. However, this disagrees with earlier reports that the GT350 will be all motor, using a naturally aspirated engine to send massive horsepower to the rear wheels. Our spies also point out the functional vent aft of the front wheels to allow for better airflow, and the massive quad exhaust pipes can be seen, clear as day.

Expect to see the Mustang GT350 in April, when it debuts at the New York Auto Show in conjunction with the Pony's 50th anniversary. In the meantime, have a look at our gallery above to see the latest shots of the hot Mustang out testing.


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      lagasca142
      • 10 Months Ago
      Here's hoping they made changes to the frontend just so we don't mistake it for a Mustang or GT model, when you see it coming in your rear view mirror.
      FRD
      • 10 Months Ago
      All the GT 500's over the last several years have been bad @ss. Hope the GT 350 continues the tradition.
      Greg Aryous
      • 10 Months Ago
      I expect this to be the GT350 with a blown 5.0 V8 that is not turbo EcoBoost... The plumbing does Not fit... So they need to use SC and the air scoop validates it. Anticipate around 600 hp n tq numbers... HOT!!!
        macutty
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Greg Aryous
        Interesting. Doesn't your employment at Ford Engineering preclude you from making comments like this public? What? You don't work for Ford Engineering? You are actually just guessing when you really don't have any clue? Oh, okay then.
          Greg Aryous
          • 10 Months Ago
          @macutty
          I'm just a motor head that reads lots of industry pubs n puts together more facts than fiction n an educated guess once in a while. I support Ford because they stood up for themselves n tightened their belts n made it thru the Great Recession without a cheap ass Govt handout like GM n Chrysler. Nothing wrong with rooting for the home team who just happens to be kicking ass!!!!
          EXP Jawa
          • 10 Months Ago
          @macutty
          And I've heard that it will be down on HP rather a lot from the current Shelby, but the amount of actual, useful torque it can transfer to the ground will be up. Speculation is that due to better weight distribution, wider tires, etc. it can actually make use of the power it does have. However, I do not work at Ford Powertrain Engineering, and this is just as much speculation as the next rumor. But at the moment, speculation is all we've got.
      Riley C.
      • 10 Months Ago
      Those are some reallly wide tires on the 'Stang, it looks like traction won't be too much of an issue!
      glhs386
      • 10 Months Ago
      Did anyone notice how damn wide the front tires are? Looks like a square setup with 295's all around. Goodbye understeer!
        ngiotta
        • 10 Months Ago
        @glhs386
        Yep, 295's all the way around. This thing should give the Z/28 a black eye.
          Rob
          • 10 Months Ago
          @ngiotta
          Those are also snow tires (Sottozero II). The widest they come is 295. You may see even wider once Ford puts summer rubber on, but that won't happen until winter is over per Ford policy.
          tylermars.design
          • 10 Months Ago
          @ngiotta
          Z/28 runs 305's all around.
          HUMANMPC2000
          • 10 Months Ago
          @ngiotta
          The Z/28 Camaro wears Pirelli Trofeo R 305/30/19's on all four corners, with 19x11's in the front and 19x11.5 in the rear. I highly doubt Ford can stuff a tire that size in the rear of the Mustang,much less the front !
          HUMANMPC2000
          • 10 Months Ago
          @ngiotta
          The 2015 Mustang GT base front tires are 255/40/19. Where did you get the 275's from ?
      Ken
      • 10 Months Ago
      This looks great but, please Ford, focus on two things: 1) Suspension, suspension, suspension...make it as exotic as you want, the hell with what it costs, you need a showcase car that challenges the Vette and leaves the Camaro far far behind. Let's see what can be done with the new IRS. 2) Weight, weight, weight....say what you will about modern, there is still no replacement for light weight. In fact, the latest era of 3800-4000 lb. retro ponycars is ridiculous. True high-end handling sports cars still understand that lack of weight is factor (e.g. 2014 Corvete under 3300 lbs, 2014 Porsche 911 under 3200 lbs.). Imagine what could be done with a 3000 lb. Mustang!
        Flexo
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Ken
        In a phrase "screw that!", Mustangs were and should always be about affordable sporty looks and performance. What is the point of a Mustang that can blow the socks off of a vette or a viper or a 911 if the only people that can afford it are a few well heeled Ford enthusiasts. If Ford was shooting for ultimate performance let them build a dedicated 250k-500k sports car filled with cutting edge technology. Leave Mustang where its at with the bandwidth it offers from secretaries sporty coupe to the monster forced induction screamer. Its a formula that has allowed the car to exist for half a century.
      carguy1701
      • 10 Months Ago
      I wonder what is behind those wheel covers... Anyway, while I'm sure it'll be badass, I still think the Shelby name(s?) should be dropped.
        stonehunte
        • 10 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        I agree, it doesn't do anything but make the Shelby branded cars hold their value too long. Which in turn makes it hard to buy used models on the cheap...
          carguy1701
          • 10 Months Ago
          @stonehunte
          My thing with the use of the Shelby names is that Carroll didn't have much if any input in the development of the S197 GT500, and I doubt he would have had any input on this car before he passed away 2 years ago. Couple that with the fact that this car is ditching the wholesale retro look, and the case for using the Shelby names weakens.
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Carroll didn't have much input in the development of the S197 GT500? You're kidding, right?
          carguy1701
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          He didn't. This is common knowledge. I get that you're a Ford fanboy, but please, face facts. He had little to no input, other than final sign-off drives. I'll grant that the 13-14 car came to be because he made an offhand comment about wanting to beat a Corvette off the line, but even then, he didn't do any legwork there, either.
      Avinash Machado
      • 10 Months Ago
      Nice.
      car czar
      • 10 Months Ago
      2014 650 ponies. 2015 700hp? Lighter more horsepower plus indecent wheel suspension this stang might be in super car territory with a back seat.
      Shiftright
      • 10 Months Ago
      I hope disc wheels come back into fashion. Always loved them. Long live the SVO!
      j.ziraldo
      • 10 Months Ago
      Sure curious as to why Ford is covering up the wheels. Obviously it is hiding either CC discs, new brakes, or a new wheel design. We have already seen CC discs on a camo car and a wide variety of new wheels, so that suggests to me it could be a new brake setup, size, or brand. Very strange.
      apinorth
      • 10 Months Ago
      What the hell did you "pour" over that new Mustang ?
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