2016 Ford Mustang GT500

Pony car market is live again. In 2015 and 2016 we will see rivalry as it was many decades ago. Chevrolet and Ford, as well as Dodge will face new competitors in Nissan GTR. However, the most famous pony car is Mustang, which took most of attention in 2014 with a launch of new model. However, year after that, we will see 2016 Ford Mustang GT500 as a move in super powered cars segment. Current Camaro and Hellcat from Dodge Challenger are top models, but new GT500 has been developing to set new limits.

2016 Ford Mustang GT500 front view

2016 Ford Mustang GT500 competitors

Battle among muscle cars is about power. Current Challenger Hellcat is a model to catch up with, at 707 hp mark. Chevy Camaro is too far from it, but still, leader is most important and vehicle that 2016 Ford Mustang GT500 must surpass. But 750 ponies will be hard to reach with next model, but Hellcat should be top easily. However, the Camaro ZL1 variant is not planned for next or year after that, so if everything goes by plan, 2016 Mustang GT500 will surpass it with next model.

2016 Ford Mustang GT500 engine

Current GT models are packed with 5.0-l and 5.8-l V8 powertrain. Both Shelby GT350 and 2016 Mustang GT500 will get refreshment. According to some leaked information, new engines are being prepared. It could be 5.2-l V8 supercharged unit, or even the same 5.8-l V8 but modified to deliver more ponies. Early information tells that 2016 Ford Mustang GT500 could crunch 730 hp and around 700 lb-ft of torque. Transmission should remain the same with 6-speed automatic gearbox mated to engine.

2016 Ford Mustang GT500 rear view

2016 Ford Mustang GT500 platform

The 2016 Ford Mustang GT500 is based on S550 platform developed from Ford. It is new platform that exploits rear-drive system. One of the main change in this platform is new, independent suspension on the back end. This is very important to keep balance of the powerful vehicle. On spy shots we saw carbon-ceramic brakes on the front wheels and rear discs were hidden, but we assume these are made of steel.

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