Ford discontinues production of the Mustang Shelby GT350
The Shelby GT500 and the Mach 1 continue their careers
Bad news for the Ford Mustang's fans. The range of the most famous muscle car is definitely losing a model. The GT350 and GT350R, acting as intermediaries between the popular GT and the very sporty GT500, will see their production stop at the end of the autumn. The car is therefore experiencing its last months of production.
This choice would above all be economic, as Ford has not stopped diversifying the range of American sports cars in recent years. The arrival of the mythical Bullitt and then the no less famous Mach 1 inevitably diverted many customers from the GT350. Launched in 2014, the GT350 and GT350R were the entry-level version of the Shelby range.
Their sales have fallen off over time to the point where they are now insufficient. Customers will now have to choose the Mach 1, slightly less powerful than the GT350. As a reminder, the GT350 has a 5.2-litre V8 developing 526 PS and 582 Nm of torque. This was combined with a six-speed manual transmission.
The GT350R version was designed for more track-focused use, with a bunch of aerodynamic components and lower weight thanks to the addition of carbon fibre rims. Air conditioning, radio and rear seats were unavailable.
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