Ford Ending Production Of Mustang Shelby GT350 And GT350R
The rear wheel drive, manual muscle car is making way for the 760 horsepower GT500.
1. Ford has officially announced that they will end production of the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R this Autumn.
2. This change is due to the new supercharged 760 horsepower Shelby GT500.
3. The Shelby GT350 was powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 L V8 that produced 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque and was connected to a 6-speed manual transmission.
This is really sad news, because it means there will no longer be any manual, Shelby powered Mustangs available. Unfortunately, the GT500 is only available with a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The GT350 and GT350R sounded amazing, with their high revving V8s, and, the best thing? It was only available with a 6-speed manual transmission (#savethemanuals)! The worst thing? The GT500 has the same shift dial as a Ford Fusion!
This change is due to the new GT500 and Mach 1 variants joining the Mustang lineup. The GT350 was around in the beginning, with the 1965 Mustang Shelby GT350. Then it was absent until 2015, when it returned with a starting price of $60,335 and a GT350R version that began at $74,530. The 2020 models will be the last, as production is ending this fall.