Traditionally, the North American Motorshow in Detroit is the first big motor show of the year. This year, rumours are building that suggest Ford will bring the Shelby GT500 Convertible for its official unveiling. The Detroit Motor Show 2012 starts on 9th January with two dedicated press days. On the 11th, the doors open to the public.

The Shelby GT500 Mustang comes with a brand new supercharged 5.8 liter V8 engine producing up to 650hp together with 600 pound-feet of torque. Quite amazing figures when we remind you that its direct competitor, the Camaro ZL1, comes with only 580 horses under the hood. It also gets a six-speed dual-clutch manual transmission. We expect that the convertible version will share the same vital statistics.

We’ll keep you posted when we know more.

[Via Carscoop]

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