Check out the alternate cut to see even more of the action.
Despite the massive performance potential from muscle cars like the Camaro ZL1 1LE and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon tarnishing some of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350’s luster, the Blue Oval’s range-topping ‘Stang remains quite a potent machine. In a new, slickly edited promotional video, the company shows off what the performance coupe can do.
Starting with a quote from Carroll Shelby, a GT350 cruises down the road, and then begins to pick up the pace. A second and later a third example enters the scene, and they begin sliding around a track. Just out the clip below for an alternate black and white cut that reshuffles the shots and adds a few new ones.
The standard 2018 Ford Mustang receives an extensive refresh for the new model year. The only tweaks for the 2018 Shelby GT350 are three new colors: Kona Blue, Lead Foot Gray, and Orange Fury. They go on sale this fall, and there’s no info yet about changes for the price. The 5.2-liter V8 continues to make 526 horsepower (392 kilowatts) and 429 pound-feet (582 Newton-meters) of torque.
In 2016, there was speculation that the 2018 Shelby GT350 might gain an optional dual-clutch transmission. However, this didn’t prove to be the case. It’s something that Ford could add to the model in the future, though.
Spy photos also indicate that the GT350 might not be the range-topping Mustang for long because the GT500 could be under development. A well-camouflaged test mule features a larger front fascia for sucking in more air, and there could be vents at the tip of the hood. A revised diffuser would also help manage airflow. According to rumors, the GT500 might have a supercharged version of the GT350’s 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8 that could produce a Hellcat-fighting 700 hp (521 kw). The speculated dual-clutch gearbox might be available, too.
The other possibility is that this test mule is Ford’s refresh for the GT350. Regardless of the model’s identity, expect a debut after the standard Mustang’s revisions arrive in the fall. A grand premiere at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show seems appropriate.