Back in January, Ford Motor Company made it official that the Mustang Shelby GT500 would return for 2019. The company made this announcement with a video showing the car roaring out of a garage and while that short clip didn’t give us a look at the whole car, it didn’t provide a quick glimpse of the GT500 from a few close-up angles.
Today, the company has once again teased the next super-Stang, giving us our best look yet at the front end of the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500.
The Face of the New Shelby Mustang
The teaser image of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 front end is darkened to hide the fine details, but there are a few things that we can see.
First, the new GT500 has a front end that seems to be wider and more aggressive than the current Mustang GT or GT350. The fascia appears to extend out much further than the GT350, with a massive central grille opening and smaller ducts situated in the lower corners. Most importantly, the classic Shelby Cobra logo is mounted in the middle of the grille, announcing the presence of this new Mustang with authority.
Next, like the 2018 GT350, this new GT500 is still using the headlight design from the 2015-2017 models rather than the refreshed face of the 2018 Mustang GT. That is an odd decision, but there must be some reason why the Shelby models aren’t getting the new front end design yet.
Finally, this Mustang has a high-rising hood – presumably leaving plenty of space for a big, supercharged V8 that Ford has promised will deliver at least 700 horsepower.
We don’t know when the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will finally be fully introduced, but based on this teaser, it is going to be impossible to pick out of a crowd of modern pony cars.