After numerous teasers and promises, Ford finally took the wraps off the all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang, revealing a handsome pony car with a 5.2-liter V8 engine and a sophisticated chassis. The new Shelby could well be the cleverest Mustang ever.
Ford themselves say the new Shelby GT350 Mustang is most balanced, nimble and exhilarating production Mustang ever. And it owes that to a number of improvement made to the GT model to create this.
The Shelby benefits from a 5.2 liter V8 engine, naturally-aspirated, capable of developing 500 horsepower, MagneRide dampers, aggressive brakes and finely tuned aerodynamics. The 400 lb-ft torque of that engine make their way to the rear wheels via a lightweight six-speed manual transmission and a Ford-tuned Torsen limited-slip differential.
Visually, Shelby GT350 Mustang is easily distinguished over standard model thanks to its signature Shelby stripes, but also wide fenders, chunky sills, and a new lowered aluminum hood, as well as exclusive wheels. Interior highlights include a flat-bottom steering wheel, a lot less shiny chrome bits, upgraded gauges, and sport seats.
If you want a lot of convenience equipment, you need to order the optional Tech Pack which adds leather seats, dual zone air con, 8-inch display, and so on. An all-new integrated driver control system allows selection of five unique modes that tailor ABS, stability control, traction control, steering effort, throttle mapping, MagneRide tuning and exhaust settings, depending on driver preference, to achieve maximum performance.