Report – Google results for 2017 Shelby GT500 paints Trinity V8 picture?! image

Apparently the Ford website has been indexed by Google as having a page titled “2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 | The Cobra of Performance Cars.”

Don’t worry about following the link to the purported model, as the page in turn takes you to the rental-worthy Mustang V6 Fastback for the 2017 model year which seemingly kicks off at $24, 915. Such a thing is not exactly easy to explain without prior knowledge of how Google works – it has to do with search-engine optimization and lots of money from automakers thrown around even before a new model gets launched. Making us wonder even more is the page’s source code, which reads “Shelby GT500 5.8-liter V8 engine” – and that’s the Trinity engine.

The GT500 production ended on June 20, 2015 and then, afterwards, the 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 entered the production lines at the Flat Rock, Michigan factory on August 20, 2015. The Trinity engine is more powerful than the 5.2-liter V8 underneath he GT350 and GT350R hoods, but it lacks modern amenities such as variable cam timing, twin cam timing, and direct fuel injection. Instead, we’re more inclined into seeing the 2018 GT500 come out to play with a Predator V8 under the hood, a development of the Voodoo V8 from the GT350 series and reportedly packing a 2.6-liter Eaton system – packing anything in between 750 and 810 horsepower and representing the answer to the Hellcats.

Via The Drive