How much longer do we have to wait to see the car?
We’ve heard for a while that Ford will introduce a supercharged Mustang GT500 sometime soon. And thanks to images posted on a fan forum earlier this month, we’re confident that not only is the GT500 happening, it’s also going to be revealed soon. The latest leaked images only add to that confidence.
Over at the Mustang6G fan forum, member “zackmd1” posted what appear to be two wiring diagrams for the GT500’s engine that he says Ford mistakenly posted instead of the actual wiring diagrams for the Mustang GT350. It might initially look like the GT350’s 5.2-liter V-8, but if you look closer, it’s definitely got a supercharger. And if you look even closer, you can see the Cobra symbol on the top of the engine.
Interestingly, it doesn’t look like this is the wiring harness Ford will actually use on the GT500 since the diagram shows the harness cutting through the intercooler in a few places. Unless Ford has invented some magical ghosting technology, we suspect the GT500’s actual wiring harness will be a little different.
Even weirder, the forum member who posted the images says they come directly from Ford. There’s no way to know exactly how it happened, but it appears that the person who created these diagrams accidentally used the wrong image for the engine. Is it a mistake? A leak? We’re not really sure.
Still, these images are one more reason to believe the next Mustang GT500 is coming and might even be revealed at the Detroit auto show next month. Considering the current GT350 makes 526 hp, and the last GT500 made 662 hp, we have a feeling the new GT500 will be one ridiculously quick car.