Ford has updated the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 for 2019 model year. The updated GT350 is aiming for faster lap times and better track and street performance. Tuned by Ford Performance, the new Shelby GT350 comes with better tyres, aerodynamics and chassis technology. Here is a detailed view of the Shelby GT350 in our picture gallery.
The high-revving 5.2-liter V8 is retained in the GT350. It is the most powerful naturally aspirated motor from the carmaker, pushing out 526bhp and 581Nm. The transmission is the Tremec six-speed manual.
The suspension is sourced from MagneRide. But they are tuned with recalibrated springs and revised damping to make it even sharper than before. Braking force is provided by six-piston front and four-piston rear calliper Brembos.
Ford took inputs from FIA and IMSA driver Billy Johnson. He helped dial the GT350 up to eleven and make it more balanced, and a better performing car on the straightaways and especially in the corners.
The Shelby GT350 now can be had in Velocity blue and for the first time, Ford Performance blue. The iconic racing stripes are available in high-gloss Shadow black, Oxford white or Kona blue.
The new spoiler comes with optional Gurney flap design. The grille gets a closeout design. Together, they both contribute towards improving the aerodynamic efficiency of the performance muscle car.
The GT350 gets a specially developed track-focused Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The 295/35 front and 305/35 rear section rubbers are wrapped around 19-inch aluminium wheels.
On the inside, there are machined aluminium trims with exposed carbon fibre inserts. There are dark slate Miko suede panels with accent stitching inside the cabin. The Recaro race seats with safety harness come as a standard fitment.
Ford also offers custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by Harman. It is controlled via an eight-inch SYNC3 touchscreen system which also supports SiriusXM and FordPass Connect.
The updated GT500 will go on sale early in 2019 and will be built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. Prices are yet to be announced. It will be joined by the new fully-blown GT500 which is also due this year.