Shelby GT500 Filmed with Possible Automatic Transmission

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Mustang GT500 sounds wicked easing through the gears of a 10-speed automatic or a dual-clutch setup.

A new video showing the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has arrived online via the on YouTube. This video leaves no question that the new super-Stang is being tested with a self-shifting transmission and even at low speed, it sounds awesome, but what we don’t know is which variety of transmission is mated to the supercharged V8.

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The video above begins with a close-up shot of what believe to be the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 covered in heavy camouflage. The car is sitting on the street with the person holding the camera standing next to the car and after a few seconds, the video jumps ahead to the new Mustang driving away from a camera that is being held by someone standing on the street corner.

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As the new Ford muscle car drives away, we can clearly hear the transmission smoothly pop from gear to gear, leaving no question that this GT500 is fitted with a self-shifting transmission.

The next few clips are captured from a car following the new Mustang through a neighborhood. We get to watch and listen as the supercharged GT500 slowly accelerates through the gears, and even at low speed, the car sounds pretty sweet.

Dual Clutch, or 10-Speed Automatic?

While there is no question that the new Ford Mustang GT500 test car in the video above has a self-shifting transmission, we don’t know which gearbox is being used. It is almost certainly one of two transmissions – the 7-speed dual clutch unit from the GT supercar or the 10-speed automatic transmission in the new Mustang GT.

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If driven gently, both of those gears would ease through the gears similar to this mysterious Mustang and since it only gets up to fourth gear in one of the videos, it is hard to guess based on this footage. In any case, this all-but-confirms that the upcoming Shelby GT500 Mustang will have some variety of automatic transmission – hopefully in addition to a proper manual gearbox.

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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