Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Debuts Aero Tweaks From The Upcoming GT500

You can buy one - but not in Britain - starting early 2019. Under the hood is a 5.2-liter flat-plan V8 that delivers 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque with help from a Tremec 6-speed manual gearbox.

In addition, the brand says its engineering team worked with Michelin to develop Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres with a GT350-specific tread pattern and different compound.

Sticking with the performance theme, the GT350's suspension has has recalibrated springs and modified dampers. The electric power-assist steering, anti-lock braking and electronic stability control have also been adjusted, drawing from hundreds of hours of competitive track testing.

Ford reveals GT350 updates, but the one change United Kingdom customers are waiting for remains elusive.

Comfort is the underlying theme on the new GT350's interior.

At the front, the 2019 GT350 has a new grille which was put together using "experience gained from wind tunnel development of the Ford Performance Mustang road course racing cars and upcoming Shelby GT500".

"It's a rewarding auto to drive on track for amateurs and pros alike, while making the driver feel like a superhero".

Ford has announced a handful of tweaks to its reputedly brilliant GT350, the racy Mustang said to be benefitting from "the very latest in track and street technology". As usual the 2019 GT350 will act as the ideal balance between the regular Mustang and the track-bred GT350R, but Ford consulted with Billy Johnson, FIA World Endurance driver for Ford GT, to help the GT350 achieve better performance on the circuit.

While numerous upgrades are focused on performance, Ford didn't overlook creature comforts. 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. The B&O Play upgraded radio is also available, while dual-zone climate control is now standard. What they can not opt for, though, is the same aesthetic or functional updates Ford made to the standard Mustang for this year.

The performance vehicle will come available in Velocity Blue, Ford Performance Blue, and can come with factory-painted racing stripes in several different colors. And that does make a degree of sense - unlike the standard Mustang's front fascia, the Shelby's is designed for heavy duty track work, channeling air where it's needed.

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