Video: 2019 GT500 or Refreshed GT350?

New video (and photos) reportedly showing a 2019 Shelby GT500 Mustang mule has been caught by our photographers as it ran in and out of Ford’s test track.

While many expect the next Shelby GT500 to feature a twin-turbocharged V8, the video provides no audible evidence of a turbo spool or other indications of forced induction although the vehicle was being driven modestly on public roads.

Rather, the sound emanating from the vehicle resembled the current 5.2-liter GT350 or even a more traditional cross-plane version of the Voodoo engine.

With indications that the 2019 GT500 will feature a cross-plane version of the 5.2-liter engine with some sources telling us it will be Eaton-supercharged, this new video perhaps raises more questions than it answers.

What we do know is that the 2019 Shelby GT500 will be a fearsome predator on the streets and has rivals Camaro ZL1 and Challenger Hellcat in its sights. 😉

We’ll have to wait to find out if the vehicle in this video represents an early look at a 2018 Shelby GT500 mule or our first look at a 2018 Shelby GT350 Mustang prototype with a refreshed exterior and upgraded Voodoo engine which we know is planned at the Romeo Engine Plant based on UAW documents we reported earlier this year.

Sound off in the forums on this purported first 2018 Shelby GT500 video in the forums.