“Somewhere, Carroll is smiling,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director for Ford Performance vehicle programs about the latest version of the Shelby GT350. Using Mustang road racing experience plus aerodynamic lessons learned with the big-brother GT500, Ford has made the GT350 a more precise and balanced car, to improve track lap times and street performance.
Enhanced aerodynamics come via a new rear spoiler and grille closeout, while new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a Shelby GT350-specific tread pattern and different compound deliver more grip. The GT350’s MagneRide suspension has also been retuned to work with the aero and tire improvements. Power is still delivered by a naturally aspirated 5.2L V-8 producing 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The new GT350 will be available in early 2019, and all buyers are eligible for a complimentary Track Attack driving program.