The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has been updated for 2019 with incremental changes to make the iconic pony car the meanest ever.
Building on decades of road course racing and track-focused legacy, Ford Performance engineers and designers have incorporated the latest advances in tyre, aerodynamics and chassis technology into the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350.
Working exclusively with Michelin, the team also engineered new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres with a Shelby GT350-specific tread pattern and different compound to deliver optimum grip and braking. The 295/35 front and 305/35 rear tires are fitted to new 19-inch aluminum wheels.
Improving aerodynamic is an all-new rear spoiler with optional Gurney flap and optimised grille closeout which was designed and tuned with experience gained from Ford Performance Mustang road course racing cars and upcoming Shelby GT500 model.
Upgrades to Mustang Shelby GT350’s standard MagneRide active suspension complement the aero and tyre enhancements with recalibrated springs and revised damping to take full advantage of the improvements.
Stopping power is provided by six-piston front and four-piston rear caliper Brembo brakes. For added control and improved driver feedback, Shelby GT350’s electric power-assist steering and three-mode electronic stability control settings feature enhancements taken from Ford Performance’s hundreds of hours of competitive track testing.
Shelby GT350’s exclusive high-revving 5.2-liter V8 remains the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever – delivering 392kW or 526 horsepower in old money. Peak torque is rated at 581Nm (429 lb.-ft.) at a blistering 8,250rpm redline. It’s mated to a track-focused Tremec 6-speed manual transmission.
Inside, driver and passengers of the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 are treated to a purpose-built cockpit boasting a machined aluminum instrument panel appliqué with an available exposed carbon fiber version, plus newly designed door panel inserts in dark slate Miko suede with accent stitching. The standard adjustable Recaro race seats feature open pass-throughs for safety harnesses and is available with Miko suede inserts for those looking for added comfort.
A new high-performance, custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by Harman Kardon is now available for the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, controlled via the now standard 8-inch SYNC 3 touch screen. Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control is now standard, along with a universal garage door opener.
New colors for the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 include Velocity Blue and for the first time, Ford Performance Blue. Optional factory-painted over-the-top racing stripes are available in high-gloss Shadow Black, Oxford White or Kona Blue. Mirror-mounted Shelby Cobra Projection Lamps come standard in the available Technology Package.
The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 will be available starting in early 2019 and will be built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.