The recent Ford Mustang’s Shelby GT500 variety-topper has now been with us for two many years, but anybody even now holding out for a convertible edition ought to possibly give up.
In an interview with Muscle Autos & Trucks published on Monday, Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief merchandise platform and operations officer, stated the recent S550 Mustang’s platform is currently at its limits with the Shelby GT500 coupe and that was the purpose a convertible was in no way launched.
“The GT500 I consider we projected for, it is in direction of the best finish of the abilities of [the S550’s platform]…one of the items we did not do was a convertible variant for that purpose,” he stated. “You have to uncover the bandwidth of the architecture.”
2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
Ford final provided a Shelby GT500 Convertible for the 2014 model yr, and there is even now the opportunity a single could return in long term Mustang generations. A redesigned seventh-generation Mustang, the S650, is anticipated to arrive for the 2023 model yr primarily based 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 a single stage was considered to be preparing the S650 Mustang on the new CD6 rear-wheel-drive platform that debuted in the 2020 Ford Explorer and relevant Lincoln Aviator. Nonetheless, Ford’s push to make considerably of its lineup electrical by the finish of the decade has most likely altered the automaker’s contemplating. It now seems the S650 Mustang will be a quit-gap measure just before a entirely electrical Mustang arrives towards the finish of the decade. Ford is presently investing massive on the advancement of new electrical platforms.
Muscle Autos & Trucks also reported that there are rumors of an electrical sedan joining the Mustang loved ones, equivalent to how Ford currently sells the Mustang Mach-E electrical crossover. Keep tuned.