KGP Photography
August 16, 2016
Contributers: KGP Photography, Phillip Thomas

It's that time of year again: The new models are due next spring, and the year's closing seasons are full of prototypes and test mules chasing miles before their big premiers. This week we have a Shelby Mustang mule running around Detroit, courtesy of KGP Spy Photography. We have photos of the slippery snake, which show it wearing two different wings: one similar to the current GT350 and GT350R wing,and one being a more traditionalunit. The front wheel also switchesbetween the two sets of photos, but with the brakes appearing to be the same GT350-based units, we would argue Ford might be playing with front wheel fitment.

Of course, none of that is as interesting as what KGP thinks might be under the hood. Noting an internal Ford identification sticker that displayed "TT," similar to the twin-turbo Raptor test mules, KGP thinks this could be a twin-turbo Shelby mule. With Ford's recent moves to twin-turbocharging in their V6 models, including the new GT super car, it wouldn't be a huge shock, but Shelby's sledgehammer has traditionally been a supercharged effort. Either way, this GT500 has to answer to Chevrolet's 650 hp Camaro ZL1, and Dodge's 707 hp Hellcats, so you can expect it to come swinging.

Unfortunately, the G-Men driving the mule were quick to get out of the spy photographer's mic; and while absent of the infamous blower whine, we'll have to reserve judgement on whether or not we can hear a pair of turbos.

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