Ford Mustang GT350 Generations:

2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang High Resolution Exterior
- image 671847

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.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350

 

Latest Ford Mustang GT350 news and reviews:

Want an All-Electric Ford Mustang? Aviar Motors in Russia Might Hook You Up

Want an All-Electric Ford Mustang? Aviar Motors in Russia Might Hook You Up

No V-8 burble from this Mustang-lookalike, but at least it should go fast
2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Mid-cycle facelift adds new aero features and revised underpinnings
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
Video of the Day: BMW M2 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

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

The Ford Mustang EcoBoost Sounds as mean as the Shelby GT350 with the Active Exhaust System

The Ford Mustang EcoBoost Sounds as mean as the Shelby GT350 with the Active Exhaust System

EcoBoost four-cylinder gets throatier
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

1965 Shelby Mustang GT350

Ford to Recall Mustang GT350 and GT350R Models For Shoddy Oil Cooler Lines

Ford to Recall Mustang GT350 and GT350R Models For Shoddy Oil Cooler Lines

Engine oil cooler assemblies will be replaced under warranty
1966 Ford Shelby GT350 By Revology Cars

1966 Ford Shelby GT350 By Revology Cars

The most accurate reproduction of the original, 1966 Shelby GT350
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
Add Some GT350 Seasoning To Your 2015–2017 Mustang GT

Add Some GT350 Seasoning To Your 2015–2017 Mustang GT

More muscle made easy
2016 Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang Shelby GT350

2016 Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang Shelby GT350

Ford’s latest aviantion-inspired Mustang is unique and sports a big, carbon-fiber wing
2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

2016 - 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

The most powerful, naturally aspirated Mustang ever built
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.
2016 GeigerCars To Sell 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang In Europe

2016 GeigerCars To Sell 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang In Europe

2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang Dyno Testing: Video

2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang Dyno Testing: Video

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Vs. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Video

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Vs. Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Video

Motor Trend Drives The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Video

Motor Trend Drives The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Video

Ford Mustang GT King Edition By Petty's Garage

Ford Mustang GT King Edition By Petty’s Garage

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

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

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang Race Car

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R-C Mustang Race Car