The top-tier Mustang is now absent from Ford’s lineup but if the car does make its return, hycade’s new concept shows a lot of potential.
Ford stopped producing the Shelby Mustang GT500 recently in order to focus their attention on upgrading the new seventh-generation S650 model of the iconic pony car. A recent report suggests that the new GT500 could appear in 2025 and there’s been much debate over what’s in store for the latest iteration of the Mustang’s top-dog model.
Digital artist Hycade has given us one possible GT500 design in the latest video on his YouTube channel and it shows a lot of promise. Let’s see what this new Shelby GT500 concept render is all about.
A New Vision For The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Over the last two years, the automotive artist Hycade has been producing some stunning digital renders on social media. Hycade’s renders offer the viewer a total 360 of his vision of these fantasy cars. In their latest video, Hycade has given us an idea of how the “2024 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500” might look, and it’s simply stunning.
The most notable aspect of this render is the angular form of the body based on the S650 Mustang. There are no racing stripes in sight here, as Hycade has opted for a distraction-free all-black vehicle.
This Shelby GT500 Concept Has Supercar Angles
These sharp angles give the car a futuristic appearance and it’s almost reminiscent of a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ from certain angles. There is a new body kit that is low to the ground, and above that, there is an enormous hood scoop.
This GT500 is much wider than its predecessor, which is most notable in the massive fenders and added side vents. On the back, there’s an oversized wing spoiler similar to the C7 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
What Powers This New Shelby Mustang GT500?
So far, it’s unclear what type of engine and power the next GT500 will have. But perhaps Shelby will aim to match the Hennessey Venom 1200 Mustang’s power which is over 1,200 hp. Since we know the 2024 Ford Mustang models have a bump in horsepower over the S550 generation, a new Shelby GT500 will likely follow suit.
The Illustrious History of The Shelby Mustang
The Shelby Mustang is quite possibly the most iconic of muscle cars. It’s been with us in various forms since the ‘60s but for many, the third-generation Shelby GT500 is the pinnacle of this high-performance variant of the Mustang. The latest GT500 came packed with a supercharged Ford 5.2-liter V8 Predator engine that offered 760 hp and 625 lb-ft of torque as stock, and an array of modifications to cement it as one of the premium muscle cars of the modern era.
Source: Ford Authority, YouTube @ Hycade