Ford extends Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs another model year
In honor of National Mustang Day, Ford announces that the most track-ready, street legal Mustangs, Shelby GT350 and GT350R will live another year. 2018 models will be available in three new body colors, the Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray and will continue featuring mighty 5.2-liter V8 powertrain.
Set to arrive this fall with pricing to be announced this summer, the new models will be unchanged from the 2017 versions, with the exception of three new exterior color choices, Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray.
Standard equipment carrying over to the 2018 models, include a braking system with vented 15.5-inch two-piece front rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers, MagneRide damping system as well as engine oil, differential coolers to keep the car properly cooled while on the track and a new 10-speed transmission. The 5.2-liter FPC engine will continue to deliver 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque and is Ford’s highest-revving eight-cylinder, topping out at 8,250 rpm.
Customers can also opt for an Electronics package, which for both models, includes the Sync 3 infotainment system, voice-activated navigation, and a nine-speaker sound system. A convenience package for GT350 models replaces Recaro manual seats with six-way power, heated and cooled sport seats with Miko suede inserts for both driver and passenger.