Long story short, some guy was pulling apart his GT350, and discovered the front hubs are designed for AWD, with a part unique to the Shelby GT350.During the detailing process, the wheels came off, along with the front brakes. It was at this time that Joe discovered something that really has our wheels turning. Joe discovered the front hubs of his new GT350 are splined, like what you would find in an AWD car, or 4WD truck. In talking to fellow GT350 enthusiast Jeff Foster (Who is still awaiting delivery of his GT350R), both surmised the splined hub has to mean something. It must be there for some reason. If we have learned anything about Ford, it’s that nothing is ever accidentally on a car. Every piece is there for a reason. So then, why would the GT350 have splined front hubs?
The speculation is that, the GT500 will be a "baby sister" to the Ford GT, with the same 650-700hp boosted V6, paired with AWD to put the power to the ground.
While the concept of an AWD turbo-V6 Mustang makes sense, I'm not so sure we'll see the Shelby name on it. Bizarre that a GT350 would have a 5-liter engine, while a GT500 would have a 3.5L engine, no?