As connectivity, electric cars and self-driving vehicles claim more automotive headlines, we’re happy to know engineering teams inside of Detroit’s Big Three remain committed to utterly bonkers muscle cars. Chevrolet offers the 650-horsepower 2018 Camaro ZL1, Dodge continues to parade around the 840-hp Challenger Demon, and now, Ford wants in with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and it’s looking squarely at the Demon and Camaro with more than 700 horsepower.
Ford Authority reported Thursday on a new teaser image showing the upcoming Shelby GT500, which boasts a chiseled face with a prominent snake sitting in the gaping grille. A previous potential Easter Egg hinted 772 horses could be on tap, which would give it 112 more ponies than the Camaro ZL1.
It’s highly unlikely that Chevrolet will be sitting still, as rumors of an even more powerful Camaro than the ZL1 continue to swirl. We’ve heard rumors of a new DOHC V8 engine coming for a future Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, which only seems verified by mid-engine C8 Corvette powertrain leaks. Information on the Z/28 future has been scarce, but perhaps Chevrolet will have something ready to rain on the GT500’s parade soon enough.