There are reportedly no approaches for a new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible
The current Ford Mustang’s Shelby GT500 variety-topper has now been with us for two numerous numerous many years, but any individual nonetheless holding out for a convertible edition need to most most most likely give up.
In an interview with Muscle Vehicles & Trucks published on Monday, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief merchandise platform and operations officer, explained the current S550 Mustang’s platform is presently at its limits with the Shelby GT500 coupe and that was the goal a convertible was by no signifies launched.
“The GT500 I really feel we projected for, it is in the route of the major finish of the talents of [the S550’s platform]…one of the objects we did not do was a convertible variant for that lead to,” he explained. “You have to find the bandwidth of the architecture.”
2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
Ford final presented a Shelby GT500 Convertible for the 2014 model yr, and there is nonetheless the opportunity 1 could return in prolonged phrase Mustang generations. A redesigned seventh-generation Mustang, the S650, is anticipated to arrive for the 2023 model yr based mostly mainly mostly on an up to date edition of the S550 Mustang’s platform, and this up to date platform could possibly help a new Shelby GT500 Convertible.
Ford at 1 degree was believed to be organizing the S650 Mustang on the new CD6 rear-wheel-drive platform that debuted in the 2020 Ford Explorer and linked Lincoln Aviator. Nevertheless, Ford’s push to make considerably of its lineup electrical by the finish of the decade has virtually undoubtedly modified the automaker’s taking into consideration. It now seems the S650 Mustang will be a quit-gap measure ahead of a totally electrical Mustang arrives in the route of the finish of the decade. Ford is at recent investing massive on the advancement of new electrical platforms.
Muscle Vehicles & Trucks also reported that there are rumors of an electrical sedan joining the Mustang loved ones, equivalent to how Ford presently sells the Mustang Mach-E electrical crossover. Hold tuned.