The First New Shelby GT350 Mustang is Going Up For Auction
The first production unit of the new Shelby GT350 Mustang will being going up for auction through Barrett-Jackson Auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona. Proceeds from the sale will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The car is going to auction with no reserve and whoever claims it will be able to pick from available Shelby GT350 colors and packages. It will also be signed by some of the team members who worked on the design and development of the car. RELATED: See the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50 Years
The new Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang is powered by their first production V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft similar to what you usually find in race cars. The 5.2-liter engine will put out somewhere over 500 horsepower with over 400 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. It's the most powerful naturally aspirated production engine that Ford has ever made.
The GT350 Shelby Mustang also has extra-stiff 19" aluminum-alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that feature a GT350-specific sidewall construction, tread and compound for the best possible grip. There's a standard Ford-tuned Torsen limited-slip differential to further improve traction. Ford hopes to raise big money for JDRF when the car goes up for bidding through Barrett-Jackson.
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