2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: Writing Off Supercharger Possibilities

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The next-gen Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is one of the most anticipated vehicles right now and it is easy to understand why. As good as the Mustang is, the car is lacking a model that can compete with the Camaro ZL1 1LE and also the Dodge Challenger Demon.

Only one name can fill in that void and it is the Shelby Mustang GT500. The good news here is that the next-gen GT500 is already in the works and it is expected to make its debut in LA next month. Even so, there is a great deal of uncertainty on what the car will run on.

Ford has already confirmed that the V8 engines will stay with the GT500 but they made no remarks on what sort of V8 will feature with the car. New rumours are indicating that the GT500 will rely on a supercharged V8, something which we find really hard to believe.

The use of a supercharger can allow the V8 on the GT500 to develop more than 700hp thus allowing the car to compete closely with the Dodge Challenger Demon. But then again, Ford has trademarked the name EcoBeast several years ago and the nomenclature is based on the EcoBoost moniker.

If this is to mean anything, the EcoBeast V8 will have twin turbochargers thus there won’t be any need or use for a supercharger. The setup can also develop 700hp and this is why we feel that superchargers won’t feature on the GT500. The confirmation will be made at the next LA Auto Show.