First images of flagship snake pony surface on Instagram ahead of 2019 US market release.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been ousted on social media, giving us a first look at the manic pony-snake flagship.
Posted on Instagram by user sinister_lifestyle, the blue example you see pictured features a new set of massive alloy wheels, a unique front fascia, a more aggressive body kit, and a massive fixed rear wing.
From the overhead teaser (above) released in May, we can also see vents in the centre of the bonnet that appear to form part of a prominent power bulge.
The Blue Oval has also said previously the GT500 will feature "new innovative track technologies [and] performance hardware", though we're not exactly sure what that is at this stage.
It's expected the GT500 will be more than just a drag strip specialist like previous iterations, with the upgraded aero kit and mechanicals likely giving it ample cornering ability – think of it as a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 rival.
The Shelby GT500 is scheduled to go on sale in the North American market sometime next year, though local product communications boss, Damion Smy, told CarAdvice recently that there are no plans for the new model at this stage.
"The recently announced Mustang Shelby GT500 is a US-market model. We have no announcements to make regarding this model for Australia," he said.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.
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The New 2019/2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500! If you work at a Ford dealer and will sell me this car at MSRP please direct message me! I will leave a deposit today! ???? (Disclaimer: Photos were sent to me via Instagram direct message. I am not the originator of this photo. Only a repost with my watermark)