Ford Shelby GT350 review

          The concept behind the GT350 was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful. Beginning with the "small block" 5.0 liter Ford Mustang GT as its base, the Shelby American team worked with experts from Ford Racing, Goodyear, Borla, Cragar and Baer to create a car that is fast and has razor sharp handling. Every segment of the car is enhanced or replaced to create the ultimate balanced performance pony car that is true to the spirit of the 1965-1970 MY Shelby GT350.

         Appearance of GT350  wasn't the only reason to do a new hood. More room was needed for the major power adder that sits just below the scoop. That first '65 Mustang Hi-Po 289 went from 271 to 305 (gross) horsepower via the Shelbyfication process. You can bet that the reborn GT350's Ford Racing Whipple supercharger will help yield more than a 34-pony increase this time around. It's standard atop the new 5.0-liter engine on the GT350.

            The Shelby GT350 is a post title program; a customer purchases a car from their local Ford Dealer, which is turned into a GT350 by the Shelby American Team. A limited number will be built in the 2011 model year. A Ford Mustang GT can be dropped shipped by a Ford dealer to Shelby's Las Vegas facility for conversion or a customer can arrange to have a properly specified car transported to the factory.


            * Type of engine: 5.0L/550-hp (MT est)/490-lb-ft (MT est) supercharged DOHC 32-valve V-8
            * Acceleration 0-60 mph s: 4.2 sec (MT est)
            * Transmission: 6-speed manual
            * Price (est): $33,995

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