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Ford to release 2018 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang in the fall

Ford Motor Company confirmed that the 2018 Shelby GT350 and the 2018 Shelby GT350R Mustang will be available and is expected to arrive in various showrooms in the fall of this year. The 2018 version will be the same as its 2017 counterparts with the exception being that Ford will be offering three new colors for the exterior. These are Kona Blue, Lead Foot Gray, and Orange Fury.

That only new colors are offered is not much of a surprise is it was late last year when Ford confirmed that if the release of the 2018 model year would push through, there will no changes from the 2017 version. The announcement was made Monday, April 17, and is considered significant as this day is also celebrated as National Mustang Day.

The new models will be powered by the same FPC 5.2-liter V8 engine which can deliver 526 hp and offer a peak torque of 429 lb.-ft. There will also be the transmission, differential coolers, and engine oil, to ensure that the vehicle is cooled properly especially when on the track. Fitted to the 2018 versions as standard is the exceptional braking system which comes with the Brembo six-piston calipers and the two-piece 15.5-inch front rotors. It even has the MagneRide damping system to make sure that the 2018 versions remain well-balanced.

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Hertz rental of 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H at US airports marks 50th year of Shelby GT350-H

Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz Corp., three well-known names in the auto industry, announced the release of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent at selected U.S. airports. The unveiling of this special edition of the performance-improved 2016 Ford Mustang GT also marks the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350-H.

For those who are interested to drive this special edition, know that it can be rented starting on the Memorial Day weekend. It was during the 1960s that the Shelby GT350-H “Rent-A-Racer” program was started.

In honor of this, 140 units of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H will be made available for rent and exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection at several airports across the U.S. Shelby American CEO Joe Conway said that after the 1966 Ford Shelby GT350-H was released, it reached the status of a legend.

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2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang bows at the Detroit Auto Show

If the Shelby GT350 Mustang is not enough for your, then you should turn tour attention on the new Shelby GT350R Mustang a.k.a. the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and is powered by a 5.2-liter dual-overhead-cam V8 engine that produces more than 500 hp and more than 400 lb-ft of torque.

Power is delivered to via the lightweight carbon fiber wheels, which are offered as standard, making Ford the first major automaker to offers this wheel technology as standard equipment. As you may know already, the carbon fiber wheels are also offered on the Koenigsegg One:1, but you can’t compare the price of the two vehicles.

In addition, Ford says that the wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that feature a rubber compound and a construction unique to Shelby GT350R. Moreover, Ford removed plenty of equipment in order to make the vehicle lighter and according to the press release the GT350R will not arrive with air conditioning, a stereo system, rear seats, trunk floorboard and carpet, backup camera, emergency tire sealer and inflator.

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang rumored to start at $52,995

There is nothing official yet, but sources say that the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will be priced from $52,995. Compared with the most expensive 2015 Mustang GT, which starts at $32,100, the difference is considerable. In addition, the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang will be available with a Tech Pack, which costs $2,995.

The new Tech Pack will add leather-wrapped power seats, Shaker Audio, dual-zone climate control as well as the MyTouch Ford infotainment system and an 8-inch touchscreen display.

Furthermore, the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang will be available as an option with a Track Pack, which will bring the vehicle closer to the track-focused GT350R.

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Although the Shelby GT500 Mustang offered a convertible version, it appears that the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang will be offered only as a coupe. According to Road&Track, an open-top version of the new Shelby GT350 was never planned as the vehicle was developed as a high-performance model that can be driven to the maximum on a racetrack.

As you may know already, if the vehicle will loose its roof, the stiffness of the body will be reduced, which means not so impressive performances. Still, we have som good news as a hotter GT350R, with upgraded brakes, tweaked aerodynamic kit, high-performance tires and more, is expected to arrive at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, in January.

We don’t know if the engine will be upgraded too, but we would be satisfied if we will receive the standard engine found on the new Shelby GT350.

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As we said it here, the all-new 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 made its debut today and will be seen at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Looking better than expected, the 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces more than 500 hp (373 kW) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque.

The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission and the vehicle comes as standard with a Ford-tuned Torsen limited-slip differential that optimizes cornering grip and straight-line traction. When it comes to design, the Mustang GT350 arrives with an aggressive lower front splitter, a new aluminum hood with air outlets that act as a heat extractor, recontoured aluminum front fenders that accommodate wider front tracks and wider wheel arches.

In addition, the front fenders get stylish vents tht work with vented inner fenders in order to draw out air in the wheel wells and direct it down the side of the vehicle. At the rear, the new GT350 gets a new air diffuser, a stylish trunk lip spoiler as well as four exhaust tips.

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Our inside sources at Ford confirmed that the all-new GT350 will make its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. There aren’t too many details regarding the 2016 Ford Mustang GT350, but according to some sources, the vehicle is expected to arrive with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 engine that will deliver more than 600 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.

More details will be revealed later this month! If you can’t wait the new Mustang GT350, you can go for the standard 2015 Mustang GT Fastback, which starts at $32,100, while the GT Premium model is priced at $36,100.

Mustang GT is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Still, if you don’t want to pay that much you can get the 2015 Mustang V6 Fastback for $23,600, powered by the 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces more than 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

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Shelby American will stop taking orders for the Ford Mustang-based Shelby GT350 at the end of 2013. John Luft, Shelby American president, said in a statement that when they unveiled the latest version of the Shelby GT350 – which he described as one of the “world's most celebrated, iconic muscle cars" – they vowed to build it for a limited time to “preserve its collectability and value.”

He remarked that Shelby American is now planning their next “ultimate performance model." Modifications for the Shelby GT350 include new fascias, a racing suspension and a short-throw shifter. The customization kit for the Shelby GT350 starts at $26,995 on top of the base price of the Ford Mustang while the supercharged version starts at $33,995.

Shelby American remarked that the concept behind the current GT350 “was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful." Using a 'small block' 5.0-liter Ford Mustang GT as basis for the Shelby GT350, Shelby American improved or replaced every important aspect of the car, resulting to customised performance unit that stays true to the spirit of the 1960's Shelby GT350.

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Shelby American has decided to update the GT350 for the 2013 model year by changing its style and giving it new colors. It’s still very exclusive and has a limited production run of only 350 units built. John Luft, president of Shelby American, said that the post-title Ford Mustang GT program, the Shelby GT350, is one of the most celebrated and legendary modern muscle cars in the world.

He said that this year marks the third consecutive model year that they worked on the contemporary Shelby GT350, which they refined with options and equipment chosen by fans. The Shelby American team is retaining Carroll Shelby’s philosophy to continue to produce high performance cars and parts. The Shelby GT350 is offered either as a coupe or a convertible. It is priced at $26,995 for the naturally aspirated package.

Meanwhile, the supercharged post-title package will cost $33,995. The color choices for the GT350 model in the new year are wider, including all Ford standard colors on the 2013 Mustang: Grabber Blue, Candy Red Tint Coat Metallic, ‘Gotta Have It’ Green, Sterling Gray Metallic, ‘Deep Impact’ Blue Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Race Red, Performance White, and Performance Black. Furthermore, consumers could get stripes applied in either Satin Black or Gloss White, a first for Shelby since 1970. Those who want their vehicles to be finished in Azure Blue Metallic on Performance White or Ingot Silver Metallic will get contrasting Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic wheels.

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Shelby American unveiled today at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show the limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350. For the 2012 model year the company introduces a convertible (the first since 1970) and two new body colors (red and blue) and promises a limited run of 350 total 2012 Shelby GT350s. Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the 2012 Shelby GT350 will offer the same specs as the 2011 model, which means that the customers will be able to choose a 430 hp normally aspirated, a 525 hp supercharged or a 624 hp supercharged engine.

An automatic transmission is optional with the normally aspirated engine, as well as a short throw shifter for the manual. The 2012 Shelby GT350s will include color combinations such as Performance White with blue LeMans stripes, Race Red with white LeMans stripes and Kona Blue with white LeMans stripes.

The convertible version will come with a new optional light bar, but also with other options such as a one piece drive shaft and color coordinated billet aluminum engine cap set. For those interested, the 2012 Shelby GT350 post-title package starts at $26,995.00 (normally aspirated) and $33,995.00 (supercharged), excluding the base car.

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Building the “ultimate small block muscle car" is what Shelby had in mind when it decided to create a new 624hp "R" tune upgrade to the 525hp 2011 Shelby GT350, according to John Luft, president of Shelby American. Shelby was able to get 624hp out of the supercharged Ford 5.0-liter V-8 through a blower upgrade.

However, Shelby has yet to provide details with regards to performance and torque. Notably, Shelby also offers an 800hp GT500 Super Snake. Luft added that these results indicate that the Shelby GT350 brings American performance to a completely new level.

Recent tests have proven that the standard supercharged car can reach 60 miles per hour in only 3.7 seconds and it can run the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat at 121.4 mph.

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Shelby, the well-known American tuner specialized in Mustangs, unveiled today a supercharged concept version of the Mustang-based 2011 Shelby GT350 to the surprise of thousands gathered at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Opening Night Gala.

The vehicle, which celebrates the 45th anniversary of the first GT350 and first Shelby big block Cobra, uses the new 5.0-liter V8 engine found on the brand new 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. The new engine delivers an impressive 500 hp, but what's power without handling right?

In order to achieve this goal too, Baer Brakes helped engineer the fantastic brakes (6 piston kit in the front, as well as 14" ERADISPEED rotors in the rear with cooling ducts for all four corners) while the 19" modern Cragar wheels and super sticky Goodyear tires also improve the handling.

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Shelby American has announced the specs for the new model, the 2011 Shelby GT350. In a press release, Carroll Shelby said that the Mustang-based model will be sold as a base level, naturally-aspirated street car capable of SCCA competition.

For $7,000 more, the car can be bought with a supercharger. Shelby said that when the GT350 was brought back, there were calls for it to be capable of racing like the Shelby GT.

He claims that customers asked for a car that would be permitted to run in SCCA-sanctioned races, which typically do not allow vehicles with an aftermarket supercharger.

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