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2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
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Rumored to get a supercharged V-8 with more than 700 horsepower

Unveiled in December 2013, the sixth-generation Mustang introduced not only a new design language but also a brand-new platform that features an independent rear suspension for the first time since the pony was launched half a century ago. It also received an updated engine lineup that included a turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and became the first Mustang to be sold worldwide. For 2015, the Blue Oval launched the Shelby GT350, the first performance-oriented version of the sixth-gen muscle car. Come 2018 and the mighty GT500 is finally underway.

Test mules were spotted outside Ford’s Dearborn development facility in Michigan as early as 2016, but 2017 brought an updated version on public roads. Sporting a number of features that are different from those seen on the GT350, the prototype came with many hints that we are indeed looking at a more powerful Mustang. The launch date is a mystery as of this writing, but the new GT500 could make its public debut by the end of 2018 for the 2020 model year. If this proves to be true, the nameplate will return after a five-year hiatus, and Ford will finally have a competitor for the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and even the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Updated 05/30/2017: Based on the recent spy shots and rumors, we created a rendering for the upcoming Shelby GT500. Let us know in the comments section below what do you think about it!

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Revolution Starts With The 2020 Shelby GT500 - 9 Facts On How Ford Uses 3D Printers

Revolution Starts With The 2020 Shelby GT500 - 9 Facts On How Ford Uses 3D Printers

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Use 3D Printed Brake Parts

Yes, that is right. The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 will have 3D printed parts! The most expected muscle car of the decade will be partially 3D printed. Well, partially is a slightly too strong word here. It will get two 3D printed parts. However, this made me think about the 3D printing Ford has been screaming about for the last couple of years. It may very well be the biggest change in the world of mass production in ages.

On December 1st, 1913, Henry Ford started the first moving assembly line for the mass production of a car. History.com reports that “his innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes.”

Jump to today, and astounding news has emerged - “The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Have 3D Printed Parts Brakes?”

I wonder, could this innovation be as industry shattering as the first production line was all that time ago? Of course, I am not the only one who thought about this.

"More than 100 years ago, Ford created the moving assembly line, forever changing how vehicles would be mass-produced," Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s President of Global Operations, said in a statement. "Today, we are reinventing tomorrow’s assembly line — tapping technologies once only dreamed of on the big screen — to increase our manufacturing efficiency and quality."

Ford is one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of companies that are working on perfecting the 3D printing process. It has been doing it from the very start (all the way back in the Eighties), but since sometime in early 2000s, it integrated the 3D printing process into its production affairs. The result is a disturbing fact - if by some magic, 3D printing at Ford stopped, the company would not be able to produce cars.

At all.

"We touch a significant portion of the vehicle with 3D printing now," said Harold Sears, Technical Expert of rapid manufacturing technologies with Ford’s manufacturing division. "We’re prototyping virtually everything [using 3D printing] from the road to roof."

So, what the hell does all of this have with the Shelby GT500?

These are some facts you have to know:

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The 2020 Shelby GT500 Will Finally Be Revealed on January 14, 2019

The 2020 Shelby GT500 Will Finally Be Revealed on January 14, 2019

Save the date!

The highly anticipated new-generation Shelby GT500 will break cover on January 14, 2019. The news comes straight from Ford, which displayed a 1967 GT500 in a container at the Los Angeles Auto Show with "01.14.19" written on it.

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Is This Really the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500R?

Is This Really the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500R?

At least is a starting point on how it may look

Can we believe what we’re seeing? We’ve barely gone past the news that an image of the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 was leaked and now the GT500R too? It would be too good to be true.

Last week, we were unexpectedly hit with the news that the new GT500 based on the S550 Mustang has been sneakily photographed during a dealer presentation. It featured the same dual white stripe over blue livery as seen in Ford’s official overhead sneak peek shot, so we think that that is the real deal.

However, we’re not so sure about the GT500R, since we don’t even know if and, if yes when an R version will come for the GT500. We know the GT350 was offered in R form so it would seem natural that its big brother sees a similar treatment, but nothing’s been confirmed yet.

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Reports Now Say No Manual Transmission for 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Reports Now Say No Manual Transmission for 2019 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Will the big, bad ‘Stang ditch the third pedal?

The Mustang isn’t exactly known for cutting-edge, innovative technology. Hell, Ford’s most famous performance car just got independent rear suspension back in 2015 with its sixth generation. Now, it’s looking like the latest Shelby GT500 might take another step into the future by axing the manual transmission option outright.

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Leaked Document: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Have 710HP; Weigh 4,200 Lbs

Leaked Document: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Have 710HP; Weigh 4,200 Lbs

It’s hard to make out these numbers without any substantiated confirmations from Ford

A leaked product sheet for the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reveals that the mighty muscle car will have a whopping output of 720 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the uptick in power, the product sheet also shows that the Shelby GT500 will 4,225 pounds, almost 300 hundred pounds heavier than its predecessor. The document looks skeptical, so even with these headline-grabbing numbers, it’s hard to trust what it says without any word from Ford itself.

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Little Red, the Long Lost Mustang Shelby GT500, Has Been Found

Little Red, the Long Lost Mustang Shelby GT500, Has Been Found

At least throw a tarp over that thing!

Monterey Car Week is here, which means we’re getting deep into the collector car world. Coincidentally, it was recently announced that one of just two original Shelby GT500 prototype vehicles has surfaced, which, fully restored, could potentially pull down several million dollars at auction.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Shelby Super Snake Anniversary Edition

Wallpaper of the Day: 2017 Shelby Super Snake Anniversary Edition

In 2017, it was time for Ford to Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original 1967 Shelby Super Snake – a one-off designed by the man himself. To celebrate that anniversary Ford created the 2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition. It comes with an awesome blue and white color scheme to go with as much as 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, enough to make it faster than the Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins and the Chevy Camaro ZL1, with a quarter-mile run taking just 10.9 seconds. With the new Shelby GT350 already making its debut and the Shelby GT500 about to debut in the very near future, we thought it was fitting to showcase the 2017 Super Snake and have made it our wallpaper of the day. Check out our hand-picked choice or choose from a small gallery at the bottom of the page. Go ahead; they are free.

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Mid-cycle facelift adds new aero features and revised underpinnings

It’s been almost a year since Ford gave the sixth-generation Mustang its mid-cycle upgrade, and the time has come for the Shelby GT350 to get its refresh. Despite rumors that it won’t be around for long, the GT350 continues into the 2019 model year with revisions inside and out to go with tweaked underpinnings.

As we’re waiting for the Shelby GT500 to return after a long hiatus, Ford just rolled out an upgrade for the GT350. But, while the muscle car did get some notable updates in the aerodynamics and drivetrain departments, it didn’t gain the visual changes we’ve seen on the facelifted Mustang. In short, it’s still based on the original sixth-generation Mustang. The good news is that the updated coupe was tested by Billy Johnson, a racing driver with plenty of experience in the FIA World Endurance and the IMSA championships with the Ford GT and Mustang GT4 programs. Let’s see what changed and what remained the same in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.

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Ford Infuses the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 with Racing and GT500 DNA

Ford Infuses the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 with Racing and GT500 DNA

It’s not the GT500, but if you can’t wait, it’s not a bad compromise

Ford has finally introduced the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, and it comes with chassis and aerodynamic updates as well as model-specific tires and tuning to make it go faster and handle better than ever before.

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Video of the Day: 2018 Ford Super Snake Promotional Video

Video of the Day: 2018 Ford Super Snake Promotional Video

The Shelby Mustang Super Snake has been updated for 2018 and 2019 with extra power, new looks, and a desire to eat anything that comes near it – all for a price of $113,445.

If you’re in the market for a Mustang with excessive power and an excessive price tag, then look no further than the update Shelby Super Snake. For that $113,445 price tag, you get a base Mustang GT with a whole host of add-ons that bring power output up to 710 horsepower in standard form. Standard performance equipment includes Ford Performance 710-horsepower supercharger, Shelby’s extreme cooling package, performance half shafts, short throw shifter, one-piece driveshaft (manual transmission only,) Ford performance exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and a Shelby Brembo brake system with break and bearing cooling.

That’s not the best of the Super Snake, though. If you really want something more, you can opt for the 800+ horsepower supercharger. It’s a Whipple unit and comes pre-polished. According to Shelby, the 800+ horsepower upgrade can deliver a 60-mph sprint in 3.5 seconds. It might be more powerful and a bit faster, but we’d rather get our hands on one of those 10 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake continuation cars instead. Either way, go ahead and watch the video below to get your Super Snake on full tilt.

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Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

If you were to run a BMW M2 against a Shelby GT350, which do you think would win? Well, throttle house decided to do just that and put them through the paces on the track and in a drag race to see which one was actually better. In one corner, the BMW M2 is capable of putting out 365 horsepower and a sprint to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, thanks to a 3.0-liter inline-six. In the other corner, we have the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 that pumps out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque from a 5.2-liter V-8. On paper, the Mustang should kill the M2 all day long running a cylinder down. But, it’s not always so cut and dry as you’ll see in the video below. Go ahead and click play, then sit back and enjoy the action!

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First Official Image of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Shows a Big Hood Vent and Carbon Wing

First Official Image of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Shows a Big Hood Vent and Carbon Wing

Racing stripes come standard

The most menacing sixth-gen Mustang yet, the Shelby GT500, is coming for the 2020 model year, and Ford just launched the first official photo of the car via Motor Trend. The teaser shows the top of the beefed-up coupe and some of its aggressive design and aerodynamic features.

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Shelby To Produce Limited Continuation of the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Shelby To Produce Limited Continuation of the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake

Following though on some “unfinished business”

Back in the late ‘60s, Shelby built the GT500 Super Snake as a record-setting beast of a machine, but unfortunately, it never made it to full production status. Now, the American performance company is correcting that with a continuation run of the high-performance muscle car classic.

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Get Dual-Clutch Transmission?

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 To Get Dual-Clutch Transmission?

Quick shifts for sure

For good or ill, the Ford Mustang is traditionally seen as a rather old school approach to going fast. After all, the Blue Oval just gave its most famous muscle car an independent rear suspension back in 2014, a full fifty years after the model first hit the production line. Indeed, the times they are a’changing, and now, it’s looking like the Mustang might change even more with the addition of a new DCT gearbox.

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The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Just Might Get a Six-Speed Manual After All!

The 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang Just Might Get a Six-Speed Manual After All!

The first GT500 with a stick just hit public roads

With a few teasers and at least a couple of prototypes spotted on public roads, it’s no longer a mystery that a brand-new Shelby GT500 is underway. However, official information about the drivetrain is still slim beyond the rumors. Word has it that the new Shelby GT500 will hit the road with a twin-turbo V-8 under the hood mated to a dual-clutch transmission for extremely fast shifts and sprints to 60 mph, but new spy shots suggest that the muscle car may also get a manual transmission.

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Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs

Ford Teases Shelby GT500, Bronco, And Two New SUVs

Tons of new products coming from the Blue Oval!

Ford just released an extended outline of its product plan for the next few years, including a good deal of info on its line of SUVs, trucks, and off-roaders. The release also gives us a preview of the Mustang’s battery-assisted future, not to mention a slew of shadowy teaser images that includes a glimpse at the front end of the new Shelby GT500.

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Irony: Man Named "Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller" Arrested for Driving Without a License

Irony: Man Named "Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller" Arrested for Driving Without a License

He made the news for the wrong reasons, but his name will live on in infamy

If we told you that there’s a man in Arkansas named Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, would you believe us? Better yet, would you believe that Miller was arrested by local authorities last week for three motor vehicle-related charges? As unlikely and ridiculous as this sounds, it also happens to be true. All of it. There really is an Arkansas man with the name Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller, and he really did get arrested for driving without a license, not wearing a seatbelt while driving, and lacking proof of liability insurance.

It doesn’t get any better than this, doesn’t it? I suppose it’s not a good thing because his name is making the news for all the wrong reasons, but the fact that his name is what it is — Shelby Mustang GT500 — is glorious. Unfortunately, Miller’s brazen attitude towards the law is hampering his good name. According to The Smoking Gun, his bond was set at $450, and he has a court date set for March 8.

Unfortunately, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller is far from a straight arrow. Before this arrest, he already ran afoul of the law numerous times in the past, including another arrest in 2014 after he allegedly got into a fight at a local sports bar, returning later with a hatchet under his shirt, presumably to do some damage with it. He was eventually arrested on charges of public intoxication, weapons charges, and probation violation.

Judging by the plethora of police reports he has incurred over the years, it does seem that “Mustang GT500” is, in fact, his middle name. What’s unclear is whether he got his name from his parents when he was born or whether he decided to string them all together later on with the purpose of eventually finding himself in the news. If it’s the latter, then we salute you, Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller for a job well done. You made the news for all the wrong reasons, but your name will live in on infamy, or at least until we find someone named “Chevrolet COPO Camaro Sanders.”

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Video of the Day: 850HP Shelby GT500

Video of the Day: 850HP Shelby GT500

One mean beast playing in the street and it didn’t even hunt down any people in the process

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Is The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Headed For a Chicago Debut?

Is The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Headed For a Chicago Debut?

Leaked listings appear to point to it

With only a month between them, the turnaround time between the Detroit Motor Show and the Chicago Auto Show is usually quick. Just as soon as Detroit ends, the buzz surrounding Chicago begins. This is especially true for a company like Ford, which appears to have an important model that’s scheduled to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Apparently, show organizers mistakenly published lists of vehicles that will be on display in the Windy City, and one of those models is the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

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It Didn't Come To The Detroit Auto Show, But Ford Is Working On A Shelby GT500: Video

It Didn’t Come To The Detroit Auto Show, But Ford Is Working On A Shelby GT500: Video

Yeah, we saw the Bullitt in Motown, but we want the full Eleanor!

The 2018 Detroit Auto Show is now in full swing, bringing with it a glut of fresh metal hot off the presses. This is Motor City, hometown to the Big Three and birthplace of the greatest American muscle cars to ever hit pavement. All of which makes it the perfect venue to drop the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case, as the Blue Oval decided to keep its new ultimate pony under wraps, save for the the above-featured one-minute video. Better than nothin’, though.

Composed of a series of close-cropped detail shots, the video gives us a look at the brake and wheel package, exhaust, front splitter, rear spoiler, hood louvers, side skirts, and headlights. All in all, it’s looking like the usual factory-tuned Mustang badassery, and according to Ford, the machine has the specs to match.

“With more than 700 horsepower projected, the supercharged V8 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever, and twice as powerful as the original 1967 Mustang performance model.”

Look for it to make a splashdown sometime next year.

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Ford Shelby GT500 to Get Ceramic Brakes, Bespoke Drive Modes, and 200+ MPH Top Speed – Could Debut in Detroit

Ford Shelby GT500 to Get Ceramic Brakes, Bespoke Drive Modes, and 200+ MPH Top Speed – Could Debut in Detroit

The moment draws near... are you ready?

Less than 24 hours ago it was discovered that Ford’s service information included a shot of what appeared to be a supercharged 5.2-liter as part of a wiring diagram. Well, once you dig around, it turns out Ford has already written the book on the GT500, so consider this as confirmation: It’s coming. And, it may be coming sooner than you think. Ford has an off-site event planned just prior to the kick off of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month, and the GT500 could very well stretch its wheels in the public eye for the very first time. Want to learn about all of this new information? Keep reading to see it all for yourself.

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Supercharged Engine in Ford Wiring Diagrams Could be Proof of a Mustang GT500 with a DCT Transmission!!!

Supercharged Engine in Ford Wiring Diagrams Could be Proof of a Mustang GT500 with a DCT Transmission!!!

Somebody over at Ford made a big mistake

Information leaks seem to be commonplace today, and you couldn’t be blamed if you didn’t know which was worse: Leaks from the auto industry or leaks from the U.S. Government. On the plus side, however, the leaks from the auto industry give us a little glimmer of hope and, in this case, it’s hope that a GT500 isn’t only in the works but so far on its way into production that its engine is showing up in wiring diagrams already. That’s right, the guys over at Mustang6G have stumbled upon a supercharged 5.2-liter engine that’s even sporting the Corba logo right on top. This has to be, without a doubt, the engine for the GT500. You can add that to previous leaks as well, including an image of the cobra-baring intake manifold and an internal document about engine oil requirements.

Want to know more? Check out our little breakdown of this latest leak:

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Do These Leaked Images Prove a New Shelby GT500 Mustang is on the Way?

Do These Leaked Images Prove a New Shelby GT500 Mustang is on the Way?

This could mean big news for the Detroit Auto Show!

Up until now, it was largely unknown whether or not there would be a Shelby GT500 or a Bullitt Mustang derived from the sixth-gen Mustang – especially considering the fact that it just went through a major facelift for 2018. Rumors have been flying like pans from a scorned wife, but nothing official. And, there’s still nothing official, but the guys over at Mustang6G forums have posted a couple of intriguing images that point to the GT500 being a near certainty. We’re talking about a supercharger for the 5.2-liter with a Cobra emblem on it and a pair of massive rotors with Brembo calipers. Sure, security over there must suck, but the good news for us is that it looks like a GT500 is in the works. And, it could debut real soon, right next to the new Bullitt Mustang…. Say what? That’s right… two icons could very well make their return with the next few months. Keep reading to learn more.

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2018 Ford Shelby Mustang 1000

2018 Ford Shelby Mustang 1000

The quickest Shelby in history!

It’s been only four three model years since the sixth-generation Ford Mustang arrived in showrooms, and the pony has already spawned an impressive number of versions wearing the Shelby badge. Although the iconic GT500 has yet to be revived, Ford has already launched the GT350, the Super Snake, GT-H, and GTE, just to name a few. The GT500 may still be a year away, but sixth-gen Mustang, but Shelby just launched yet another performance model. This time around it’s the Shelby 1000, the brand’s most menacing creation in terms of output and straight-line speed.

The Shelby 1000 is closely related to the GT500, as the first model to wear this badge, launched in 2011, was based on the fifth-generation GT500. Offered in both street and 1000 S/C track versions, the first iteration of the car was discontinued in 2012. The 1000 returned in 2013, once again based on the GT500, but now with the 5.8-liter V-8 instead of the old 5.4-liter unit under the hood. Both the street package and the S/C track package were offered. Also available as an upgrade for the GT500, the package was discontinued in 2014, after only two years on the market. The new Shelby 1000 is the first such model based on the sixth-generation Mustang, so everything about it is new compared to previous iterations. Let’s have a closer look at the car in the review below.

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Latest Ford Mustang GT500:

2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

2019 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang

Rumored to get a supercharged V-8 with more than 700 horsepower

Unveiled in December 2013, the sixth-generation Mustang introduced not only a new design language but also a brand-new platform that features an independent rear suspension for the first time since the pony was launched half a century ago. It also received an updated engine lineup that included a turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and became the first Mustang to be sold worldwide. For 2015, the Blue Oval launched the Shelby GT350, the first performance-oriented version of the sixth-gen muscle car. Come 2018 and the mighty GT500 is finally underway.

Test mules were spotted outside Ford’s Dearborn development facility in Michigan as early as 2016, but 2017 brought an updated version on public roads. Sporting a number of features that are different from those seen on the GT350, the prototype came with many hints that we are indeed looking at a more powerful Mustang. The launch date is a mystery as of this writing, but the new GT500 could make its public debut by the end of 2018 for the 2020 model year. If this proves to be true, the nameplate will return after a five-year hiatus, and Ford will finally have a competitor for the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and even the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Updated 05/30/2017: Based on the recent spy shots and rumors, we created a rendering for the upcoming Shelby GT500. Let us know in the comments section below what do you think about it!

Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.

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 Shelby GT350 Lives On for 2018, but Where Are the Updates?

Shelby GT350 Lives On for 2018, but Where Are the Updates?

Good news, bad news...

High-performance Mustangs like the GT350 and GT500 (just to name a few) have always been short lived, but that’s part of their charm and one of the main reasons why they become so valuable. The latest GT350 and GT350R are also scheduled to be made in limited numbers, but the good news is that the nameplate will live on for the 2018 model year.

Unfortunately, there’s some bad news too. If you’re a fan of the latest facelift for the sixth-generation Mustang, you probably won’t be thrilled to find out that the GT350 will carry over without the updates that Ford made to the standard Mustang for the 2018 model year. That means no new headlamps or revised bumpers and no 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Just three extra colors, two of which are shared with the standard Mustang anyway.

The underpinnings remain unchanged too, as well as the 526-horsepower and 429-pound-feet output of the 5.2-liter V-8 engine. However, that’s nothing to sneeze and the GT350 is already a great performer at the race track.

Still, I can’t help but notice that Ford is keeping the current GT350 around for two model years, after which the fate of the nameplate is rather uncertain. Will Ford update it to the new Mustang design toward the end of the sixth-generation or will the GT350 be replaced by a GT500 model based on the facelift? And, if the GT350 is going away for good, shouldn’t enthusiasts get a revised model for the last year on the market?

An upgrade may seem like the logical step in the current market, but things are a bit complicated here. While adding the new headlamps and bumpers to the GT350 might seem pretty easy, it all becomes rather complicated when it comes to aerodynamics. Changing the bumpers of the GT350 would have forced Ford to rethink and reshape the aero kit too, a process that requires research and development, which translates into time and money. More R&D could have resulted in a more expensive vehicle, which isn’t exactly feasible for a nameplate that will be around for only 12 months.

To be honest, I like the GT350 as is, but I bet some of you would rather have a more special iteration for its final year on the market. So, the big question is: are you happy that Ford extended the GT350 life-cycle by one more year or would you rather have a facelifted model a mildly upgraded drivetrain, but at a higher price? Let me know in the comments.

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If you Missed the Chance to Get a 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang, We've got Good News for You!

If you Missed the Chance to Get a 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang, We’ve got Good News for You!

It’ll be available for 2018, but won’t feature the same styling update found on the rest of the lineup

After a 42-year hiatus, Ford brought the GT350 nameplate back into play for the fifth-gen, 2011 Ford Mustang. There was no telling if the nameplate would carry on to the sixth-gen model, but sure enough, Ford delivered. With an updated Mustang rolling into dealers for 2018, it was uncertain whether or not the GT350 nameplate would carry on through the remaining life of this generation or not but, as it turns out, Ford knows better. The Shelby GT350 and GT350R will continue on through the 2018 model year, but there’s a catch. Despite the fact that the Mustang was facelifted for the 2018 model year, the Shelby GT350 and GT350R will carry on unchanged from the 2017 model year, so purchasers of this iconic nameplate will have to get by with pre-2018 styling cues.

As a rather small, but fair consolation price, the 2018 GT350 and GT350R will be available in three new exterior color choices that include Orange Fury, Kona Blue, and Lead Foot Gray. The latter of which has the sole purpose of paying tribute to all those guys that crash after a Cars & Coffee meet. Okay, that’s not necessarily true, but I couldn’t pass at a chance to ruffle a few feathers. For those of you who haven’t been paying attention, the Shelby GT350 and GT350R are the baddest Mustangs that you can get at the current time. The do come at a rather stout premium, with the GT350 starting at $56,145 and the GT350R commanding $63,645. That’s an increase over the range-toping GT Premium Convertible of $13,450 and $20,950, respectively.

Some would argue that the massive price hike for either model is well worth it, so let’s take a closer look both models real quick.

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Shelby GT350 Owners Are Ready to Burn the Blue Oval at the Stake

Shelby GT350 Owners Are Ready to Burn the Blue Oval at the Stake

Apparently, the GT350 isn’t as track ready as expected

The Ford Shelby GT350 was Ford’s answer to the new Camaro Z/28 and the car Ford enthusiasts had been waiting for. It came with more aggressive exterior styling that reduced aerodynamic drag, a new front splitter, angled ducts in the grille, a vent on the hood, and real vents in the lower fascia that help to keep the front brakes cool under heavy load. It even had a belly pan to help increase air flow through. And, Ford even replaced the 5.0-liter with a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8 that delivers an awesome 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. So, it’s got the credentials of a track-ready car and was marketed as such, but a bunch of owners of this “track-ready” car say it’s not track ready at all and seek financial compensation from the blue oval for being duped into thinking it was.

Apparently, the GT350 will suddenly lose speed and power once on the track. And, in some cases, this can happen in as little as 15 minutes. That doesn’t sound like it makes for a fun day at the track, does it? As the story goes, it has been found that base model GT350s or those equipped with the technology package can overheat due to defective transmissions and rear differentials that overheat without external coolers. As such, the computer detects the overheating and puts the car into limp mode, causing it to lose power and slow down suddenly – something that not only ruins your run at the track but also poses a serious safety issue if there’s anyone close to you when limp mode is activated.

Keep reading for the rest of the story

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2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition

2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition

Celebrate the golden anniversary of one of the most iconic Mustangs ever built

The history of the Ford Mustang extends more than 50 years, and in that span, a the muscle car’s legacy has been defined by a number of custom tunes and special edition models. As rich as that history is though, there is one model that trumps them all, largely because Shelby only built one model of it as a prototype. That model was the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, and to this day, it remains as the most expensive Mustang ever sold when it fetched $1.3 million at a Mecum auction back in 2013.

Over the years, Ford has revived the Super Snake name a number of different ways, most recently with the 2015 Shelby Super Snake, a special edition Mustang that was limited to just 300 units. Fast forward to this year and the Super Snake name is making another comeback with the launch of the Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition. Yes, the one-and-only original 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and for a car that has turned into arguably the most iconic Mustang in history, a special edition run of 500 units (499 more than the original Super Snake!) is the least Ford can do to commemorate the original Super Snake.

Like with most special editions, the 2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition comes with a long list of exclusive features and details, including new bodywork from Shelby, commemorative appointments to indicate its status, and best of all, the option to get the car’s power up to 750 horsepower.

The 2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition may never have the lasting legacy of the legendary 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, but it is a fitting tribute to a muscle car that was completely ahead of its time in more ways than one.

Continue after the jump to read more about the 2017 Shelby Super Snake 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Will Ford Surprise us With a 2017 Mustang Shelby GT500?

Will Ford Surprise us With a 2017 Mustang Shelby GT500?

Search for "GT500" in Google and see what happens!

The Ford Mustang has always been an iconic muscle car, but the sixth-gen model that debuted for the 2015 model year just so happens to be the most iconic of all. The sixth-gen model brought about an all-new design language, a brand-new platform with independent rear suspension, and more importantly, it became the first generation of Mustang to find itself in Ford dealerships over in Europe. So far, Ford has launched the first performance variant of the sixth-gen Mustang – the Shelby GT350 – but we’ve seen spy shots of an even more aggressive version, telling us that a Shelby GT500 is likely in the books. So far, we’ve been expecting to see it for the 2018 model year, but it looks like Ford just might bring that bad boy out for the 2017 model year.

No word has come down from for, at least not directly, but if you do a quick Google search for “gt500” one of the first results is Ford’s website with the listing: "2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 | The Cobra of Performance Cars…” The URL is even “www.ford.com/cars/mustang/trim/shelbygt500.” When you click on the link, it takes you straight to the 2017 Mustang model page, but the URL remains the same, indicating we may see the most powerful version of the Mustang much sooner than we expected.

If the Shelby GT500 does really go on sale as a 2017 model, then Ford needs to get this baby into the public view as soon as possible. That means we could see it in the metal as early as the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, and if not there, the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. At this time, there’s no word as to what will power the beast, but rumors have suggested a twin-turbo V-8 (a big departure from the supercharged mills of the past) that could boast anywhere between 700 to 800 horsepower. It would also sport a performance braking package from Brembo, a race-bred suspension, and probably Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. More importantly, it should be powerful enough to take on models like the Chevy Camaro ZL1, and anything with a Hellcat badge.

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2017 Shelby Mustang FP350S

2017 Shelby Mustang FP350S

Ford Performance launches new race car for Trans Am and SCCA

Unveiled for the 2015 model year, the sixth-generation Ford Mustang is the first of its kind to feature an independent rear suspension. It’s also the first ’Stang in more than two decades to feature a turbocharged four-cylinder engine after Ford added a 2.3-liter EcoBoost to the already familiar 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8. Additionally, the sixth-gen pony is the first-ever global Mustang, being sold in dealerships in Europe and Asia, as well as certain countries in Africa and Oceania. Much like its predecessors, the current Mustang also spawned a number of higher performance Shelby versions and race-spec models.

The Shelby FP350S is the latest to join the Mustang stable of track-only cars. Developed by Ford Performance, it’s the third race-spec version of the sixth-generation Mustang, alongside the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship-winning Shelby GT350R-C and the recently unveiled GT4. The new race car is heavily based on the Shelby GT350R-C and will help the new Mustang expand in other racing series’, including the Trans Am (TA3 and TA4 classes), the NASA (National Auto Sorts Association), and SCCA club racing (T1 and T2 categories).

“Our goal has always been to provide those who want to race with equipment that enables them to compete and win,” said Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance. “Shelby FP350S is our latest example.”

The new Shelby FP350S will go on sale in 2017 and will be made available through Ford dealerships throughout the United States.

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1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

The Mustang was Ford’s biggest commercial success since the golden days of Model T production. Originally conceptualized as a strict two seater, Ford’s senior executive, Lee Iacocca, realized that its success hinged on volume sales. And volume sales were exactly what Iacocca got, over 22,000 Mustang’s were sold within the first day and more than 100,000 rolled off the production line inside the first four months. Within two years, more than a million would be sold, but come summer 1964, Ford’s executives thought the bubble was about to burst.

All GT350s started life on the Ford production line as Wimbleton White K-Code DSO fastbacks with a 271-horsepower 289 V-8 and black interiors. The DSO code referred to the unique blend of upgrades these cars were built with, which included several special bits from the Ford parts bin – all before being shipped to Shelby. The front disc brakes were kept, but sintered metallic pads were used instead of the softer stock ones. Station wagon drum brakes with larger metallic-lined shoes were added at the back. Also added was a nine-inch Detroit Locker differential, under-hood ’Export’ bracing, and close ratio T-10 Borg Warner four-speed manual transmission with an aluminum housing.

Cars were shipped from Ford’s San Jose plant to Shelby America’s Los Angeles facility without hoods, grilles, rear seats, exhaust systems, or emblems. Then the transformation really began.

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1966 Ford Shelby GT350 By Revology Cars

1966 Ford Shelby GT350 By Revology Cars

The most accurate reproduction of the original, 1966 Shelby GT350

This year’s SEMA Show will be packed with aftermarket builds based on the sixth-generation Mustang, but there’s at least two companies that will bring restomods built around the first-generation muscle car. One of them is Ringbrothers, which is planning to showcase a 1965 convertible with a wide body and a supercharged engine. The other one is Revology Cars, which prepared something a bit more conservative, in the form of a 1966 Shelby GT350 replica that’s identical to the original car. At least on the outside.

Revology’s new project is actually a restomod, in the sense that it marries a vintage-looking body with a modern interior and drivetrain. However, while most restomods also come with modern exterior elements such as wheels, carbon-fiber bumper and wild paints, this project remains true to the 1966 Shelby GT350’s design and white-and-blue livery.

The GT350 isn’t Revology’s first build that mimics the original car on the outside. The company also offers a convertible and a 2+2 coupe, both based on the 1966 Ford Mustang. They’re not exactly affordable, being priced from more than $150,000 before options, but it’s not a bad price given that you get a pristine-looking Mustang with modern underpinning and all the comfort you have with a 2017-model-year car.

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Could Get Dual-Clutch Automatic

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Could Get Dual-Clutch Automatic

Likely to use the seven-speed gearbox offered in the Ford GT supercar

The Shelby GT350’s arrival with a six-speed manual transmission only was great news for purists back in 2015, but the beefed-up muscle car could get an automatic in the future. That’s the news from Road and Track, which claims, quoting information obtained from Mustang6G, that the GT350 will be offered with an optional dual-clutch automatic gearbox within the next few years. Given that Mustang6G has accurately predicted several Mustang-related details in the past, this is likely to be more than just a rumor.

There’s no word as to whether the Shelby GT350 will get a six-speed or a seven-speed dual-clutch, but word has it that Ford could use the seven-speed it offers in the Ford GT supercar. Either way, a quick-shifting, dual-clutch will improve the GT350’s already tremendous performance. With the manual model needing only 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start, a dual-clutch gearbox could decrease that time to an amazing 3.3 seconds.

There’s no specific word as to when the automatic GT350 may arrive, but Ford will likely introduce the new transmission for the facelifted version of the current-generation muscle car. The updated Mustang has already been spotted testing and it should arrive sometime in 2017. A revised GT350 with the optional dual-clutch transmission could follow in 2018. Naturally, the more track-focused GT350R will also get the automatic gearbox.

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2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

The most powerful, naturally aspirated Mustang ever built

Ford gave birth to the GT350 nameplate in 1965, the same year when Carroll Shelby was commissioned to build high-performance versions of the first-generation Mustang. Built in 1965 and 1966, the initial GT350 was not just lighter than a regular Mustang, but more powerful too. Originally rated at 271 ponies, the ’Stang’s 4.7-liter V-8 was uprated to deliver 306 horsepower at Shelby American’s shop, where it would also be equipped with heavy-duty rear axles, larger rear drum brakes, and front disc brakes. All 1965 models were painted Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes, while the 1966 model year brought more colors to the car. The GT350 continued in 1967, 1968 and 1969 with more cosmetic changes that performance updates. The GT350 moniker disappeared until 2011, when it returned for the fifth-generation Mustang. As the redesigned pony rolls into dealerships for the 2015 model year, the Shelby GT350 has made yet another comeback as a track-prepped version of the sixth-gen Mustang.

Introduced for the 2016 model year, the first Shelby Mustang GT350 to feature an independent rear suspension is Dearborn’s answer to the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The body panels were reshaped into a more aerodynamic and aggressive shape, including a completely new front section, while the GT’s standard 5.0-liter V-8 was replaced by a slightly larger unit specifically developed for this muscle car. But enough with the spoilers. Keep reading to find out everything there is to know about the new Shelby GT350.

Updated 06/28/2016: Ford dropped a new video featuring David Patterson "That Dude In Blue" tackling the GT350 Time Attack at the Ford Performance Octane Academy. Hit "play" to watch the new video.

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2016 Ford Shelby Hertz GT-H

2016 Ford Shelby Hertz GT-H

The Hertz Mustang returns after 10 years

The Ford Mustang created quite a stir when it was unveiled to the world in 1964, but it wasn’t until 1965 that the first high-performance pony cars hit the streets and tracks. Often called "Cobras" due to the emblem and paint scheme it shared with the Shelby Cobra Roadster, the first-gen Shelby GT350s reshaped the pony car market, marking the birth of the lightweight, track-prepped muscle car. Initially offered in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes, the GT350 became available with non-white colors in 1966. Among them there was a special run wearing a black paint and golden stripes, along with a "GT350-H" badge. These became known as the Hertz "Rent-a-Racer" cars and they’re about to return on the sixth-generation Mustang.

It’s been 50 years since the first Shelby GT350-H was built for the Hertz Corporation and Ford has launched a 50th Anniversary Edition. It is called the Ford Shelby Hertz GT-H and it was unveiled on March 21st, at the Classic Car Club Manhattan in New York. The new Hertz Mustang is based on the standard, V-8-powered Mustang GT, but Shelby and Ford’s Performance division added a few aftermarket bits to make it interesting. The new Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at select airport locations in the continental United States.

Updated 03/22/2016: Shelby and Hertz unveiled the new GT-H 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang at the the Classic Car Club Manhattan in New York.

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Ford Performance Racing Launches Driving School For Shelby Mustang Owners

Ford Performance Racing Launches Driving School For Shelby Mustang Owners

The GT350 Track Attack program comes with every purchase of the Shelby muscle cars

Ford Performance Racing School has launched an exclusive driving program for owners of the 2015 and 2016 Shelby GT350 and GT350R. The program, dubbed the GT350 Track Attack, is located at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Toeele, Utah, and is only available for owners of the two fire-breathing muscle cars.

The one-day affair comes at no cost to whoever buys any of these two muscle cars. Yep. It’s part of the package that comes with purchasing either the GT350 and GT350R. Those who take up the offer are responsible for the travel costs and if they want a second track day. Those who sign up will be treated to an evening reception followed by a full day of performance driving lessons, both in the classroom and on the track. Everything happens under the skillful tutelage of Ford Performance Racing School instructors.

Ultimately, the program’s objective is to fully understand all the nuances of driving a car as powerful as the Shelby GT350. After all, these aren’t city hatchbacks we’re talking about here. These are cars that spit out 526 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. It takes a certain amount of skill to be able to drive a car like this and owners are encouraged to take part in the GT350 Track Attack to sharpen their high-performance driving skills. Driving these muscle cars is not just about pushing the pedal to the floor. Knowledge on braking, shifting, weight transfer, and cornering techniques are just as important. And if for nothing else, there is the experience of taking part in this program and learning from the best driving instructors from Ford Performance Racing. Those lessons could come in handy in the future.

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2007 Shelby Cobra GT500

2007 Shelby Cobra GT500

Ford reignites the high-horsepower pony wars

Ford Motor Company and Carol Shelby have a long and rich history together. Shelby, a WWII flight instructor and test pilot turned professional racecar driver, started his company named Shelby America company in 1962 building a modified version of the AC Cobra. Shelby transformed the small, European roadster into an American muscle car thanks to a Ford V-8. He soon turned his attention to other vehicles as well, including the then-new Ford Mustang.

Shelby’s relationship with the Mustang would be his most iconic. His first would be the 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350. It was followed by the Shelby Mustang GT500 in 1967 and the GT500KR in 1968. After 1969, Shelby stopped modifying the pony cars, but not before making a name for himself.

It was in 2005 that Shelby decided to revive his Ford heritage. The fifth generation Mustang had just been released and its retro design begged for Shelby’s touch. Working with Ford’s SVT team, Shelby and the crew developed the GT500 – a supercharged V-8 Mustang with 450 horsepower, a matching amount of torque, upgraded suspension components, brakes from Brembo, and a bespoke exterior treatment that make the Shelby Cobra GT500 unique. The car didn’t hit showrooms until the 2007 model year, and within that development time, the GT500’s horsepower had grown to an even 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.

The GT500 was the most powerful production Mustang Ford had ever created and helped reignite the high-horsepower wars between Detroit’s Big Three – Chevy, Dodge, and Ford. So without further introductions, let’s take a look at the 2007 Shelby Cobra GT500.

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Jay Leno Gets Cozy With The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R: Video

Jay Leno Gets Cozy With The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R: Video

Is this the greatest Mustang ever? Someone seems to think so.

Jay Leno’s love for anything involving Carroll Shelby is so well-documented that nobody was surprised when Leno purchased the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R the moment it became available. The former host of the Tonight Show admitted as much in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, which incidentally featured the latest - and some say, greatest - Mustang to have ever been built.

Those are lofty praises for a model that has seen its share of iconic models over the years and yet, Leno seems to believe that if the new Shelby GT350R isn’t the best, it’s definitely in the conversation. I’m not one to disagree with a man who knows more about cars than most people, so when he heaps praise on the new Shelby GT350R like there’s no tomorrow, it’s probably best to take on his word.

Fortunately, Leno had Mustang head engineer Jamal Hameedi on hand to talk shop about the GT350R. Together, they dive deep into the things that make the GT350R stand out, spending close to 25 minutes on the subject. It’s a very enlightening discussion that shouldn’t be spoiled, especially for those who plan to watch the episode in its entirety.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to spill the beans on what Leno and Hameedi discussed, although I will tell you that, like most episodes of Jay Leno’s Garage, it ends with Jay taking the car out for a spin. Watch out for that the sound of that rare, bespoke, normally aspirated 5.2 liter V-8 engine. It lets out quite a wallop.

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2016 Shelby Terlingua Mustang

2016 Shelby Terlingua Mustang

In 1965, a Shelby GT350-R driven by legendary Ken Miles won its debut race at the Green Valley Raceway in Dallas. Shelby’s win produced quite a stir, but so did the black-and-yellow logo of a rabbit holding its paw in the air. The logo belonged to Terlingua Racing Team, which went on to become an important name in motorsport in the 1960s, being used on several Mustangs, Cobras, and even Indy 500 and Le Mans winners.

As part of the group that, according to Bill Neale, "would go down to Terlingua to hang out, hunt deer, ride motorcycles, have some drinks and eat real well" long before the race team was put together, Carroll Shelby revived the Terlingua Mustang in 2007 by launching a limited-edition, V-6-powered Mustang wrapped in the famous black-and-yellow livery. It’s been nearly a decade since then, and the Terlingua Mustang returned once again as a spin-off of the sixth-generation pony.

Limited to only 50 units, the new Shelby Terlingua Mustang is based on the 2016 Mustang GT and, much like its predecessor, comes wrapped in a racing livery. As the base model suggests, this one is powered by a V-8, but the drivetrain has very little in common with the stock model, packing a supercharger, and a lot more power than you can get from a Ford dealership. Keep reading to find out more about that.

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The meanest Mustang ever built!

It was December 2013 when Ford unveiled the highly-anticipated 2015 Mustang. The redesigned pony arrived with massive improvements over its predecessor, including an independent rear suspension, a revised interior, retuned engines and a brand-new 2.3-liter, EcoBoost four-banger. Less than a year has passed since then, and the sixth-generation Mustang received a much-needed high-performance version to replace last year’s Shelby-badged model. With the ink still wet on our 2016 Shelby GT350 review, the Blue Oval has yet another muscle car in the pipeline under the GT350R nameplate.

As you might have already guessed, the "R" at the end of the iconic name makes this Shelby the lightest, quickest and meanest Mustang yet, with a host of track-honed talents on top. If you missed the Mustang 302 Boss over the past couple of years, the GT350R is here not just to replace it, but take over from where Ford left it back in 2013 and open a brand-new chapter in this pony’s rich heritage. In short, you’re about to learn more about the most track-focused Mustang in history and Ford’s answer to the bonkers Camaro Z/28.

Updated 01/21/2016: Ford announced that the new GT350R customers can now also opt for a new rear seat kit available through Ford Performance Parts. Continue reading for more details and prices.

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2016 GeigerCars To Sell 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang In Europe

2016 GeigerCars To Sell 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang In Europe

Geiger Cars is mostly known for its aftermarket programs for some of America’s finest vehicles, but the German company also serves as a distributor of American performance cars across the Atlantic. Recently, Geiger Cars announced that it has taken deliveries of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang and is ready to sell them to anyone looking to own the pinnacle of Mustang performance.

For now, Geiger Cars is selling the Shelby GT350 Mustang in stock configuration so don’t expect any cosmetic, aerodynamic, or performance upgrades on the muscle car. That’s not to say that there won’t be any in the future, but for the purposes of keeping the expectations to a minimum for the time being, the German tuner will begin rolling out the GT350 Mustang in stock form before embarking on any aftermarket modifications.

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is already available to customers in Europe via Geiger Cars. The price starts at €82,500, which is close to $90,000 based on current exchange rates. The price is much more expensive than the $50,000-starting price of the muscle car in the US. That can be attributed to the extra taxes that come with buying the car in Europe.

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Rare Shebly Roadster and Chopper to be Auctioned By Bonhams

Rare Shebly Roadster and Chopper to be Auctioned By Bonhams

This year’s Christmas may be long gone, but if you haven’t had the chance to buy yourself something nice yet, here’s an awesome gearhead set that you might find interesting. Granted, it’s not exactly cheap at more than $80,000, but you get too very cool items for that amount. I’m talking about the 1999 Shelby Series 1 Roadster and the Titan Shelby Series 1 chopper that Bonhams will auction at Scottsdale on January 28, 2016.

Although far from being a classic or as iconic as the original Cobra, the Series 1 is an authentic Shelby designed by Carroll Shelby himself. Built between 1998 and 2005 in limited numbers, the roadster tipped the scale at only 2,650 pounds and came with an Oldsmobile-sourced, 4.0-liter V-8 rated at 320 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque. It needed only 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph on its way to a top speed of 170 mph.

The vehicle in question was registered in 2011 in New Jersey and was then sold to a new owner in Pennsylvania. In 14 years, the roadster was driven only 2,250 miles and had regular maintenance.

As for the matching Titan Series 1 motorcycle, it is one of only five examples ever built and features styling cues that mimic the Series 1 roadster it inspired. Motivation comes from a massive 112 cubic-inch, 115-horsepower Vee-twin engine from S&S. According to Bonhams, it shows "barely any use at all and precious few miles on the odometer."

The only downside, at least for some potential buyers, is that they’re sold together. Although it will be auctioned without reserve, Bonhams estimates that the bundle will fetch between $80,000 and $120,000, which is quite the bargain given the near-mint condition of the two. Keep reading to find out why.

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2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang Dyno Testing: Video

2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang Dyno Testing: Video

There’s a certain irony that comes with listening to the engine of a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Most people will attribute it to noise, but for those who appreciate the roar of a 5.2-liter V-8 engine, hearing the Mustang Shelby GT350 get strapped up for a dyno test is music to the ears, the kind that soothes the automotive senses and relaxes the nerves.

Personally, that’s what I get whenever I see a video of a sports car or a muscle car undergoing a dyno test. I just close my eyes and let the cacophony of screams coming out of that engine fill my ears. It’s a very relaxing feeling, one that I’m sure fellow auto enthusiasts will understand. But, that’s not the only thing worth mentioning about this video of a Mustang GT350 doing a dyno run. Sure, the engine’s mighty roar - up to 8,200 rpm! - is a notable highlight, but there’s also another aspect that’s worth mentioning. During this dynamic chassis dyno test, Hennessey was able to bring out 482 horsepower and 407 pound-feet of torque from that V-8. That’s a fantastic number that’s made more impressive by the realization that the V-8 didn’t seem to even break a sweat in reaching that output.

Moving forward, expect Hennessey to roll out a new performance package for the Mustang Shelby GT350. If past kits are any indication, it’s reasonable to expect a number of options being made available. An HPE700 kit will most likely be on offer, as will an HP800. Maybe Hennessey blows the lid off of the Mustang Shelby GT350 and offer a four-digit power kit for the muscle car. Stay tuned for that one.

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Motor Trend Drives The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Video

Motor Trend Drives The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Video

The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a whole different animal in comparison to a regular Mustang GT. With a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8, the car puts out a whopping 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque – all pushed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. That’s right, you actually have to press a clutch and move a shifter to get the car into gear. The 5.2-liter engine is naturally aspirated and has a redline of 8,200 rpm. It really is an amazing machine, and Motor Trend has made a video to show us just that.

With a curb weight of 3,781 pounds, the GT350 was able to hit 60 mph in 4.1-seconds and it stopped from 60 mph in just 102 feet. On the skid pad, it was able to pull 1G, and it completed a figure-eight run in 24.2 seconds with an average of 0.82 Gs. Finally, it hit the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at 117.8 mph. This is all great news for the new muscle car, but it’s not all about the numbers. Take the time to watch the video and see how it performs on the road and around Chuckwalla Valley Raceway with Randy Pobst behind the wheel. Motor Trend didn’t have any other cars to compare the 350GT’s results to, so they brought it a Dodge Charger Pursuit. You’ll have to watch the video to see the end result. Enjoy!

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2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang Cattle Baron's Ball Edition

2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang Cattle Baron’s Ball Edition

The name of the American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron’s Ball conjures images of pickup trucks, but perhaps a muscle car named after a horse and a Texan is also in-theme. Appropriate or not, Ford Motor Company donated a special 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang to the event this year. The car was auctioned off to raise money for the American Cancer Society on September 26.

The Cattle Baron’s Ball is an annual event held in Detroit to benefit the American Cancer Society. It’s been a Motor City staple since 2003, and attracts a host of wealthy socialites and philanthropists for a night of live music, gourmet cooking and charity auctions with a Western theme. Ford is the main sponsor of the event this year, and Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s VP of global purchasing, is the honorary chair. Since 1974, Ford and the Ford Motor Company Fund have contributed over $1.8 million to the American Cancer Society in Detroit, and the majority of the contributions came through the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

The next-generation Shelby Mustang is a street-legal race car, and Ford plans to build just 100 GT350s and 37 GT350R models for 2015, with a similarly small production run for 2016. It’s likely to go directly into a collector’s garage, but this 2016 Shelby GT350R sports some unique details that will inevitably set it apart when it resurfaces on the collector market some day.

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2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang

2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang

The Shelby name has been attached to a lot of different kinds of cars from different manufacturers and with different kinds of engines. But so far, Shelby Mustangs have all been powered by V-8s. Displacements and power outputs have varied by a lot, and some have been naturally aspirated while others have used forced induction, but it has always been a V-8. That all changes this year, as Shelby has just announced a Shelby GT package for the EcoBoost Mustang. The package will be available in North America, but it is intended to appeal primarily to customers in other parts of the world. This is why the car will make its first public appearance at the Goodwood Revival in the U.K., also marking the official European debut of Shelby International.

To a lot of Americans, the idea of a four-cylinder Shelby Mustang might seem blasphemous; but for those living in other countries, particularly in Europe, V-8 Mustangs may be out of reach due to huge price increases caused by tax and insurance regulations. The GT EcoBoost is therefore a way for Europeans to be able to buy a Shelby Mustang without having to pay near-supercar prices for it.

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Shelby GT350R Mustang Carbon Fiber Wheels Priced At $30K

Shelby GT350R Mustang Carbon Fiber Wheels Priced At $30K

The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R’s carbon-fiber wheels are the stuff of hypercars, and they’ll carry a price tag to match. According to newly leaked dealer invoice quote at Mustang6G, a new set of the 19-inch wheels will cost over $30,000 dollars after sales tax. Or, roughly 40 percent of the GT350R’s guesstimated price or about $7,000 more than a base-model V-6 Mustang.

To put it another way, watch out for curbs and invest in a top-of-the-line wheel lock kit.

Until now, Swedish hypercar builder Koenigsegg was the only company fitting carbon-fiber wheels to production cars. Somehow, the technology skipped several levels in the sports car hierarchy,including Ferrari, Porsche and the like, and went straight to the Ford Mustang. It’s sort of poetic, considering early Koenigseggs were powered by supercharged modular Ford 5.0-liter V-8s.

Expensive as they are, the benefits of carbon wheels are numerous. Ford says each wheel weighs just 18 pounds, or about half that of an aluminum equivalent. That’s a net savings of over 60 pounds of un-sprung weight, which translates to vastly improved grip and suspension response. Ford actually had to recalibrate the GT350R’s Delphi MagneRide dampers to cope with the faster suspension movement. Braking and acceleration are also improved, thanks to less rotational inertia.

As you (and your insurance company) would hope, Carbon Revolution, the Australian carbon-fiber experts tasked with fabricating the wheels, have coated them with a special gloss black paint that protects them from extreme brake temperatures, road salt, corrosive chemicals and curb strikes. They’re also held to the same standards as every other wheel Ford sells.

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Ford Claims Shelby GT350R Will Be As Fast As Porsche 911 GT3

Ford Claims Shelby GT350R Will Be As Fast As Porsche 911 GT3

There is no doubting how much of a hoot the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang is going to be on the track, and Ford is fueling the fire by claiming that the track-prepped version of the new Shelby will be as fast around the track as an equally track-ready 2014 Porsche 911 GT3. Now before you start looking for videos of the Shelby dominating the GT3 at the Nürburgring, the track Ford is boasting a speed advantage at is Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI.

More importantly, Motor Authority is also reporting that Ford claims the GT350R is a full second faster than the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 around the 13-turn, two-mile road course located in central Michigan. With a starting price that is expected to be about $10,000 less than the current Z/28 and around half the price of the 911 GT3, the GT350R’s performance is now even more impressive.

The 2016 Shelby GT350R gets a healthy dose of weight reduction, dropping about 130 pounds compared to the highest-performing 2015 Ford Mustang GT model. The low 3,650-pound curb weight is thanks to the removal of the air conditioning, radio and back seat, which all make the GT350R about as close to a race Mustang as you can legally drive on the street. The highlight of this car will be its high-revving (8,250-rpm redline) flat-plane-crank, 5.2-liter V-8 that produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque.

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Ford Reveals Details On Shelby GT350R's Carbon Fiber Wheels

Ford Reveals Details On Shelby GT350R’s Carbon Fiber Wheels

It wasn’t all that long ago that carbon-fiber wheels were exclusive to million-dollar Koenigseggs and concepts cars, and then the sub-$70,000 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R came along with its seven-spoke carbon-fiber wheels and democratized them for all.

It’s no gimmick either. At just 18 pounds each, the GT350R’s wheels weigh almost half that of an equivalent aluminum wheel, which represents a net savings of about 60 pounds of un-sprung weight. It’s such a leap forward that Ford engineers had to recalibrate the Delphi MagneRide dampers to respond to faster suspension movement. The lighter wheels also reduce rotational inertia, which has huge positive effects on braking and acceleration.

Ford is working with Australian carbon-fiber specialists Carbon Revolution on the GT350R’s wheels, which are the first of their kind to be mass-produced. As such, they have to meet the same standards of strength and durability as wheels that Ford bolts to a Focus or F-150. As stiff and light as it is, a ding or chip to a carbon-fiber part can compromise its structural integrity. Using a unique resin, Ford has designed its new wheel to be extremely tough. It’s been subjected to the same curb strike, UV, chemical exposure and extreme heat tests as every other wheel Ford sells.

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Next Ford Shelby GT500 May Get Twin-Turbo V-6

Next Ford Shelby GT500 May Get Twin-Turbo V-6

In a move that is likely to cause exploding heads among muscle car traditionalists, Ford could decide to ditch V-8 power for the next Mustang GT500 in favor of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 found in the upcoming 2017 Ford GT supercar. A forced-induction version of the flat-plane crank V-8 from the 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is also a possibility, but given that Ford has been championing its EcoBoost V-6 in halo products, including the GT and 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, there might be something to this.

The news comes courtesy of Automobile Magazine, which says whatever engine the GT500 ends up with, we can expect it to produce over 700 horsepower. The new engine is undergoing development both in Dearborn and on the track in the Ford-powered 2014 Ford Riley Daytona prototype race car in the Tudor United SportsCar Series. The block, heads, pistons and intake are all new, and it uses a dual fuel-injection system that combines port and direct injection. Ford hasn’t shared much more than that, but promised that it will be virtually lag free.

With a startling 662 horsepower, the previous GT500 was a 200-mph muscle car that could be had for about $56,000. The only problem was that it didn’t go around corners so well due to its live rear axle and a heavy supercharged V-8 anchor under the hood. Combined with the Mustang’s newfound independent rear suspension, a lighter, smaller displacement V-6 could improve handling dramatically, making the GT500 more than just a straight-line threat.

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang Race Car

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang Race Car

The arrival of the 2015 Ford Mustang not only brought many changes to America’s iconic muscle car, but also gave rise to several questions as to what high-performance models would be built around it. There’s been a lot of talk about several Shelby nameplates being dropped with the new generation, but although the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has yet to receive a successor, Ford did roll out a 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 model and a more track-focused 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R that promises to become the most potent Mustang on the race track. Now, Ford has also unveiled the GT350R-C, which replaces the previous-generation 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

The new muscle racer is set to make its first official track debut at Watkins Glen on June 27th and will continue to race in the remaining six events of the 2015 season through September. The race team will be managed by longtime Ford partner Multimatic Motorsports, while the cars will be driven by Billy Johnson, Scott Maxwell, Austin Cindric, and Jade Buford.

“Ford is committed to the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and we’re very happy to be campaigning its product here,” said Larry Holt, team principal, Multimatic Motorsports. “We like the endurance format, and the racing is always intense. The cars must be fast and reliable, and there are always at least 10 contenders running door-to-door for two and a half hours. It is the perfect home for the GT350R-C.”

Updated 06/29/2015: The new Shelby GT350R-C made its racing debut this weekend during the qualifying session for the 2015 IMSA. With a lap-time of 2 minutes, 1.358 seconds - the new GT350R-C grabbed itself a pole position for its first race!

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2015 Shelby Super Snake

2015 Shelby Super Snake

Legendary muscle-car tuning company Shelby has unveiled its latest Mustang-based Super Snake, and it’s got all the makings of a true American supercar, with up to 750 supercharged horsepower, a wide array of carbon-fiber aero enhancements, looks that kill, and tunable suspension upgrades that bless the best handling ‘Stang yet with even more cornering agility.

“When Shelby American introduced the 605-horsepower Super Snake in 2007, the car became an instant sensation,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “The new Super Snake is even better because the all new Ford Mustang is such a terrific platform for the iconic muscle car. By working closely with our partners at Ford Performance, Weld Racing, Michelin, Carbon by Design and Whipple and Kenne Bell superchargers, the 2015 Shelby Super Snake is an amazing car with world-class performance.”

Shelby left no stone unturned when upgrading the Mustang, and the result is impressive, to say the least. However, with so much hot American muscle-car iron available these days, how will it stack up against the competition?

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