First DCT GT500 Mustang Caught on Video? Plus Hood Vents Up Close

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  1. Jarstang

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    Could this be the first audio/video of a DCT transmission 2019-20 GT500 Mustang?

    This prototype was spied sporting a manual 6-speed shifter, but we believe it could be a placeholder/disguise so as to not draw attention to the vehicle or have to tool up a different shifter in order to conceal the DCT.

    Based on how fast and smooth the shifts appear*to sound in this video, we think it's unlikely to be the 6-speed Tremec 3160 manual transmission, although your ears may disagree. Until we receive true confirmation we'll call this one a maybe and leave this open for debate.

    One thing we*can be sure of, the next GT500 will have some massive hood vents and it wears it proudly in these latest spy photos. :hail:


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    Those brakes are very impressive looking. Wonder if this will be the actual wheels or at least design?
    Those side splitters? Right behind the front tires are interesting to.
    Should be an amazing factory performer:ford:
     
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    Oooooone-two-threeeeeee. Sounds like economy mode.
     
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    Def like the looks of the hood
     
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    Real carbon fiber dash trim?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing! I wonder if that is going to make it into production.
     
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    They had a patent for it, as well I put up some preliminary weight savings numbers based on it. I think it’ll be available as an option, standard on the R.

    Let’s see.
     
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    what's dragging under the car? Liking the overall stance and look so far.
     
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    Fantastic shots, thank you :cheers:
     
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    Now I’m getting excited all over again :headbang:

    The delay has one benefit in that I’ll have a ton of savings to throw at it when it finally hits dealers :headbonk:
     
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    Curious about the dual intercoolers in the lower fenders. Not sure how that would work with a PDB?
     
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    This sounds definitely an automatic tranny. No doubt about it. Very likely the 10-speed, because it changed gear very quickly in low speed.
     
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    On the front passenger fender just to the left of the black tag there is a strange piece of camo wrap that looks like it was put there after the fact...
     
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    The wheels are nearly the same as the GT350 test car back in 2014.

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    Those are probably heat exchangers for the blower. The intercooler sits just below the blower and coolant circulates through it just like the cooling circuit of the engine.
     
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    Man those hoods vents are the real deal. You can see from the profile just how much the come up.

    Also from that video, the car shifted to what...4th gear at very low RPM's and it was smooth. Real smooth. Thinking the GT500 is going to be a hell of a vehicle when it hit.
     
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    Never even a consideration as the TR3160 isn't even close to handling the torque of the upcoming engine.

    This.


    Interesting thing I see in the following shot...

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    Look closely at the bumper cover on the passenger side. Looks like this car (at the least) has been set up to use a tow hook in the factory location for export S550's. They punched a hole through the wrap right where it would be. The CGI video Ford released a bit ago hints that it may show up on production GT500's as well as the show a removable plug for the bumper cover...

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    I noticed the exact same thing. IIRC, the ones on the GT350 were from Forgeline as some of the photos showed their logo on the rim face. Too bad Ford would most likely never use them on a production Mustang. And that ride height....this car looks to be low, almost too low for a production vehicle. Most like it that way and it'd be great if it came like this but I suspect the production ride height will be a bit higher. The 20's sure do fill the wheelwell perfect at this height though.
     
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    Lets hope it doesn't have the god awful ugly coolant overflow tank popping out at you when you open the hood !
     
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    Are you buying a GT500 to be a show car?:shrug:
     
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    Vents and Harnesses

    Maybe they intend to use this car as one of their Display Vehicles, once the Wraps come off. External Power Cable, maybe?

    Do we know for sure the 350 Fender Vents will be there? If so, very good Camo.

    The Teaser sort of hints at it, but no Flapping Vent Covers like the 350 Prototypes. 9E9BD81C-6543-4319-91FD-3CC1DE4A3A22.jpeg 6AE152F5-8F00-456F-AAE2-68701B12C565.jpeg
     
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