Can Ford Steal Corvette Thunder With This New Mustang?


2014 Shelby GT500

The news about Ford (NYSE:F) has been so positive of late it’s tough to see any dark spots. However, the flurry of attention heading GM’s (NYSE:GM) way for its new Corvette Stingray could be one. As the date of the new Mustangs approaches, Ford will try to steal some of that Corvette thunder with high-performance vehicles like the new Shelby from its Special Vehicles Team.

Most consider GM’s Camaro the main competitor of the Mustang, but as a top-line attention-grabber, the Shelby line of vehicles goes beyond pure muscle. Ford needs thrilling cars that compliment the practical Focus, the brawny F-Series pickups, and the crowd-pleasing Fusion. In the next Mustang Shelby GT, they are likely to have a car that snatches attention from the more elegant Corvette Stingray. Already, spies are out jockeying for a look at Ford’s Shelby test cars. has had its teams out for glimpses of the iconic Ford muscle car, and spy footage like that above will likely continue getting posted all the way up to the expected release date of  the 2015 Mustang in July 2014. Once available to the public, Ford will have the task of outselling GM’s sports car offerings.