After wowing the crowds at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a radically-new, aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150, Ford may be planning on showing off the new F-150’s Raptor variant alongside a Mustang Shelby GT350R and new GT supercar, according to Road & Track. There is strong reasoning behind revealing each vehicle.
2016 F-150 Raptor
With the all-new 2015 F-150 hitting dealers now and with test mules of the Raptor derivative already spotted, at 2016 Raptor seems like a surefire bet for Detroit. After all, it seems natural for Ford to unveil the new F-150 Raptor at the same place as it brought the world the 2015 F-150.
Today, the first-generation Raptor remains an immensely popular image booster for the F-150 line and for the Ford brand as whole, and not having a model for the 2014 and 2015 model years puts the pressure on Ford to not only unveil, but also bring to market a follow-up to the awesome offroad variant.
2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R
With the growing competition from the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack and the all-new 2016 Camaro on the horizon, Ford unveiled the Mustang Shelby GT350 in Los Angeles. And a an even more powerful to the tune of a 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R means that the muscle car wars are in full swing.
New GT Supercar
There is a growing speculation that Ford is developing a new supercar, with the timing for the release coinciding with the automaker’s inaugural victory at Le Mans in the original GT40. If the supercar is slated for the 2016 model year, debuting it in at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show would make sense.
What do you think — does Ford truly have all of these vehicles in the pipeline? Which gets your attention the most? Talk to us in the comments.