- Ford Performance has delved into its Mustang racing programs, as well as the development notes for the upcoming Shelby GT500, to give the new Mustang Shelby GT350 the latest in track and street technology. Also, unlike the non-Shelby models, the 2019 GT350 will not wear the new front end design, with the engineers sticking with the front end from the 2015-2017 model years.
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The Shelby part begins with upgraded electric power-assisted steering, revised electronic stability control settings, MagneRide active suspension with recalibrated springs and revised damping, Brembo six-piston front and four-piston rear brake callipers, and new 19 inch alloy rims shod with 295/35 front and 305/35 rear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres developed specifically for the GT350 with a special compound and tread pattern.
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Aerodynamic improvements come in the form of an "optimized grille closeout" to improve airflow up front, and an all-new rear spoiler with optional Gurney flap - because racecar - at the rear. It is once is connected to a familiar six-speed manual transmission.
"It's a rewarding vehicle to drive on track for amateurs and pros alike, while making the driver feel like a superhero". "It inspires confidence in corners and makes you feel like a superhero".
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Along with its looks, the GT350 is carrying over its unique 526 hp 5.2-liter V8, but is getting a few upgrades to improve its overall performance. Inside, the GT350 gains machined aluminum instrument panel trim elements that are available in carbon, as well as power-adjustable Miko suede bucket seats and suede door trim.
Inside a new 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by Harman is now available and the SYNC 3 infotainment system is accessed via an 8-inch touschscreen.
On the exterior, two new colors are now available: Velocity Blue and Ford Performance Blue.
"Along with improved grip, brake and chassis refinements, Shelby GT350 brings a whole new level of performance driving", Johnson said.
While the Motor Company rolled out the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 today, there was no word on the GT350R.
These changes for the 2019 model year were made with help from FIA World Endurance Ford GT driver Billy Johnson.