The original Shelby GT350 became a legend due to its simplicity, performance, and iconic looks. The new GT350 continues that legend, with more than a few new tricks added. It used to be that a Mustang was a good starting point, a car that with the right modification, could be something really special. With the new Shelby GT350, Ford has provided those modifications from the factory, building what by any measure is an amazing American Supercar that can stand toe to toe with just about any other.
Starting with what amounts to the first truly new engine in the history of the Mustang, a flat-plane 5.2 Liter V8 that boasts a huge 526 horsepower, and a decidedly un-domestic 8,200 rpm redline, the GT350 was designed from the ground up to be a road racer for the street. In years past, the Mustang was mostly for going quickly in a straight line. With industry leading active suspension, utterly massive brakes, and super sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, the GT350 is all about going fast everywhere.
However, the GT350 isn’t just a race car for the street. It combines its raw power and technical goodies with a clean, functional interior made with only top-shelf materials, putting it on even footing with the best Europe and Asia have to offer. You also get a massive touch-screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, and Shaker Audio, in the unlikely event you get tired of the unique, and downright angry exhaust note.
We think Carroll would have liked it, and we’re quite certain you will too.