Soon Ford will put in motion the production run for this new model. it has an "R" specific version as well. The last model to carry the Shelby name was an S197. It was built by Shelby America in Las Vegas, Nevada. This new GT350 will be built in house by Ford. Will it sell well? The Shelby name has a long history with Mustang. This new model is supposed to live up to that and even more. 5.2L NA 500 Hp plus engine for starters. The finest performance components Ford Performance could put into the car. Is 2016 , once more the model year for a Shelby? "NEW VS OLD" The Ghost of Shelby | Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Sounds of the Shelby GT350R
I have been following the whole process quite closely. I'm on the fence right now regarding ordering one. Has anyone seen what the ADM might be? I have a problem paying list price plus ADM just to have one. Using the info available, and past dealer practices with other Shelby products (GT500 for example), the "base" GT350 won't be much under $60k with the Tech Package. With a production run of over 4000+ over the next 3-4 years, I might wait for the dust to settle.
I thought about holding out for one of these. The awesome motor being the main attraction. Then thought about the reality of getting one without markup in the next 18 or more months was going to be very slim.
But I definitely don't regret getting an outgoing style. The last year or so as is with most cars, ends up being the some of the best of the generation. All the things I would have typically changed on an average car was already done. Like the HID headlights (similar if not the same as the '12 GT500), LED fogs, led and tinted rear tailights, highest hp of the generation for the GT, a semi-limited color, MyColor interior, trackapps / digital gauges are a nice addition, and a huge amount of aftermarket support.
The new generation has a nice initial offering from aftermarket companies, but as with all new generations, bugs will have to be worked out.