Just a few days after official drawings emerged online depicting the engine of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, The Truth About Cars has discovered that the pony car will reach the fabled 200 mph (320 km/h) mark.
Details from leaked information about the speedometer verification procedure reveal that the car’s speedometer will climb all the way to 214 mph (344 km/h), giving the new GT500 a significant leg up on its rivals.
Beyond the GT500’s mammoth top speed, further leaked documents tell us that the car will gain a number of driving modes to improve its performance. In fact, there will be a dedicated ‘Drag Strip’ setting and a Launch Control function.
Interestingly, the Track and Snow/Wet modes found on other Mustangs won’t make an appearance in the GT500, indicating that the car manufacturer will prioritize straight-line performance over handling.
Ford’s updated VIN decoder has also revealed that the addition of the new 5.2-liter supercharged V8 of the GT500 will come at the cost of the flat-plane crank, naturally-aspirated mill of the current GT350. The remaining two engines available for the Mustang will be the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and the GT’s 5.0-liter V8.
Power and torque figures for the car remain unconfirmed but it’s possible that in excess of 750 hp is on the cards.