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Fastest ever Ford Mustang ruled out for Australia

Should the Mustang GT500 be sold locally?

After its global debut at the 2019 North American international auto show, Ford has revealed the final power figures for the Shelby Mustang GT500. 

The Shelby GT500 will churn out a massive 567kW of power and 847Nm of torque from its 5.2-litre supercharged V8, and will use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission from Tremec. Its driveshaft is also made from carbon-fibre to save weight. 

The GT500 will be available in multiple colours. The GT500 will be available in multiple colours.

Ford initially claimed the GT500 had 700hp (522kW) at its reveal, and claimed a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3.5 seconds and a standing quarter mile (0-400m) time of under 11 seconds - it’s not sure if the car will be quicker than claimed with the newly revealed bump in power. 

In addition to the new supercharged engine, the GT500 features wider front and rear styling, a large rear wing, bonnet louvres and a black styling package. 

The GT500's cabin features many performance details. The GT500's cabin features many performance details.

In the US, the GT500 will be compared with the 595kW/959Nm Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and 480kW/860Nm Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, both of which offer similar acceleration times. 

Despite the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 being converted to right-hand drive and sold in Australia, the Mustang GT500 will not officially be sold here.

The huge rear wing is standard fit. The huge rear wing is standard fit.

According to Damion Smy, spokesperson for Ford Australia, there are “no plans to bring the Mustang GT500 to Australia as it is strictly left-hand drive only”.

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