Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Gets Some Aero

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Under the hood, the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 engine carries over and continues to produce 526 hp (392 kW / 533 PS) and 429 lb-ft (581 Nm) of torque.

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. The rear wing has also be redesigned, and will be offered with a Gurney flap for increased downforce, while the grille opening was made smaller to reduce drag.

The Shelby GT350 is design to carve up road courses so for the 2019 model year, the engineers focused on improving the cornering capabilities of the high performance Ford pony auto. The Shelby GT350 has undergone a few improvements for the 2019 model year; improved precision, added balance, and the same raucous 5.2-liter V8 make it more potent both on the road and on the track.

"It's a rewarding vehicle to drive on track for amateurs as well as pros", he said.

Among them are a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires specifically designed for the auto and a recalibrated MagneRide computer-controlled suspension system.

Ford officially introduces upgraded, all-new 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350
2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 thunders in with upgraded aero, tires, brakes

But performance wasn't the only focus for the updated GT350, the cabin was updated with more amenities. Inside, drivers will find new power-adjustable front seats and revised door panels with dark slate Miko suede upholstery. There's also a new high-performance 12-speaker audio system provided by Harman, and a now-standard eight-inch Sync 3 touchscreen system.

Ford has taken the wraps off the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 which features some new cues from the upcoming GT500.

Along with its current crop of exterior paints, the GT350 can now be had in Ford Performance Blue or Velocity Blue, with optional Kona Blue, Shadow Black, or Oxford White racing stripes if desired.

"The new Shelby GT350 is our ultimate track Mustang".

"Along with improved grip, brake and chassis refinements, Shelby GT350 brings a whole new level of performance driving", Billy Johnson, driver for FIA World Endurance Ford GT and IMSA Mustang GT4, said in a corresponding news release.

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