Spy Shots: 2010 Ford Shelby GT500

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We've seen plenty of spy shots showing the next-gen 2010 Ford Mustang, but these are the first batch of pics to show the high-horsepower Shelby GT500 version running around the streets of Detroit. Though the exterior is largely covered in camouflage, we can make out the Cobra badge on the far right of the front grille. And though camo often obscures the true lines of a car, it does appear that the next GT500 will have a different, bulging hood than the regular Mustang and a deeper front air dam. The spy photographers from KGP also caught the rear of this Shelby GT500 prototype with the camo lifted just a bit to reveal some unique detailing on the car's lower rear valence. Perhaps most significant is the view we now have of the car's interior, which is the first to be seen uncovered. The dual-cowl dash remains, while the entire instrument panel flows seemlessly from one side of the car to the other. The two giant gauges we saw earlier are also present here along with the rectangular air vents atop the center stack, and this model also features a steering wheel sporting a Cobra badge in bright brushed metal. No one's quite sure what will power the next-gen Shelby GT500, though our bet is on a new supercharged 5.0L V8 that will replace the current S/C 4.6 5.4L engine. As always, time will tell, but these pictures do give up some of the goods.

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