The 2019 Ford Mustang GT is being kept pretty much under wraps by the automobile maker, which has led to much speculation among car aficionados. The car was scheduled to be released some time in 2019, but if rumors are to be believed, it will hit the market soon. Naturally, excitement has reached a crescendo, and with some spy photos available as well, enough hurricanes are being brewed in teacups across the world about the specification of the four-wheeler. And there’s good reason for all this hoopla too: the Shelby GT350 program, which was built on the S550 platform, was a great success, and there is every reason to believe that the Ford Performance will only take itself yup by a few notches every time something new hits the road.
Let’s see what the sneak peeks into the 2019 Ford Mustang GT has revealed to us so far.
If the spy photos of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT prototype are to be believed, the car runs on the 5.2L Voodoo Engine, same as Shelby’s. But the improvement comes in the form of the supercharger that is mounted on the engine. The engine is quite similar in appearance to the Ford Performance/Roush Kit that comes with the GTs from 2015 and 2016. According to some sources, the best description of the engine would be that it is a supercharged version of the 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 Engine we saw in the Ford GT350. What’s the great deal about the supercharger, you ask? As it turns out, a lot. The engine is a flat plane crank, which makes it very likely that a supercharged version of the 5.2L engine might easily rev up to 8200 RPM.
The Camaro ZL1 has a horsepower of 650+. The Hellcat Charger and Challenger runs at a horsepower of over 700. And today, it is being speculated that the 2019 Ford Mustang GT will be somewhere around the 750 mark. Which will make for a great driving experience, no doubt, but there are drawbacks to it as well. The high horsepower range would be virtually impossible in a GT350’s 5.2L V8 engine, amped up by the supercharger. The absurdly high 8200 RPM probably means that the supercharger would give out, thus making the 750 horsepower an impossibility.
The 2019 Ford Mustang GT will probably hit the road on a 21 inch rear wheel. What’s more, as far as the spy photos can tell us, they are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, which, according to Ford, are going to be available on the 2018 Performance Package Mustangs.
The prototype car that was spotted in Arizona and several other locations was heavily camouflaged, and all that could be spied was the vents on the fender. Anything like this has not been seen before on a production S550, and it is being speculated that the vents are probably there for cooling purposes. However, some more information has been forthcoming from sources, such as the spacious interiors, built in entertainment system, complete with games and services such as Bluetooth, Google Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
The 2019 Ford Mustang GT is being touted by Ford as the ultimate luxury car, and it can be safely assumed that it will be one of the most expensive of the GTs to have been launched in the recent years. It is still too early to speculate about the prices, but the luxury branding will definitely call for a sky high price. Moreover, hints have been dropped that suggest that the car will be a limited edition automobile, which means even higher prices, with dealer charges probably going out of the roof.
With the Camaro and the Hellcat already on the market, the competition for the 2019 Ford Mustang GT is probably going to be pretty ruthless. While the 2019 Ford Mustang GT is certainly a heavyweight in the game, the other two are no lightweights either. The competitors both have a high horsepower and high RPM, and both of them use superchargers. Needless to say, the high prices will not be working on Ford’s favor in such a competitive market.
Ford has kept the specifications of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT in the dark very efficiently, and the sneak peeks one can get of the automobile prototypes are far from comprehensive. Speculation is rife, and the frenzy is reaching mythical proportions in the wake of the rumor that it will be released earlier than expected. Whatever the specifications are, it will certainly be interesting to see how the car turns out once it hits the road.