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Shelby GT350 details and prices released…

October 8, 2010

We’ve been waiting for this, and Shelby American has rewarded us for our patience by unveiling the true numbers behind their new GT350. And boy, what a beast she will be! Based on any old 2011 Mustang GT, Shelby’s first level of tune to the naturally aspirated engine is a ‘modest’ 320kW (430hp). Next up the model line, Shelby add a Whipple supercharger, helping the engine push out 390kW (525hp) – enough for a blistering 3.7 seconds 0-100km/h time! Oh? Is that not enough? Then the R tune is for you – 465kW (624hp) – enough to help you jettison planet earth!

Pricing, on the other hand, is a little monumental like the car you get. Not including the base price of the Mustang GT (starts at approx. $30,000), the base tune costs $26,995. From there, the Supercharged kit adds another $33,995. But wait! You may be thinking the final ‘R’ tune would be in the $40k region due to the power it makes, but no – it’s only a piddly $750 over the Supercharger kit! Bargain! (If you have $65k USD!)

PRESS RELEASE

SHELBY AMERICAN RELEASES FINAL SPECS AND NEW 600+ HP OPTION FOR 2011 GT350
10/7/2010

• 2011 Shelby GT350 supercharge package has 525 HP; normally aspirated has 430 HP
• 624 horsepower optional
• All 2011 GT350s are built at the Las Vegas facility and documented in the official Shelby Registry

LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) has released the official performance specs of the supercharged and normally aspirated post title packages for the Shelby GT350, as well as a new higher horsepower option for the 5.0 liter powered car. With up to 624 horsepower on tap via an optional “R” tune, the 2011 Shelby GT350 is one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world.

“Our goal was to build the ultimate small block muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The results show that the Shelby GT350 takes American performance to an entirely new level. In recent tests, the standard supercharged car hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds and ran the quarter in 12 seconds flat at 121.4 mph, all while generating 1.05g of lateral acceleration and stopping from 60 mph in only 107 feet. We believe the ‘R’ tuned GT350 will be even faster.”

The normally aspirated GT350 is available in standard Ford Mustang GT trim for SCCA racing or 430 in the optional tune. The standard supercharged version is rated at 525 horsepower while the “R” tune option delivers 624 horsepower. All versions include Shelby performance suspension, brake, tire/wheel, and interior and exterior styling enhancements that make the GT350 as fast on the curves as it is in the straightaways.

In addition to the optional “R” tune for the supercharger, Shelby American will offer a solid blue painted hood stripes as well as finished rear bumper stripes. A Watts link rear suspension, upgraded stereo, track-oriented brakes and other options are also available on the Shelby.

Standard GT350 package components include:
• Shelby/Ford Racing/Whipple black finish supercharger (supercharged version only)
• Shelby/Ford Racing suspension
• Shelby Caster camber plate kit
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston front brake kit with exclusive nickel anodized finish
• Shelby/Baer ERADISPEED rear rotor and brake pad upgrade
• Front and rear brake duct and cooling kit
• Shelby/Borla unique center exit exhaust
• Shelby/Cragar 19″ alloy wheels shod with Goodyear performance tires
• Front fascia including traditional “running pony” badge
• Rear fascia including exclusive GT350 45th anniversary badge
• Unique tail light trim
• Rear deck lid filler panel
• Side Rockers with functional integrated brake cooling ducts
• Exclusive GT350 Guardsman Blue vinyl over-the-top and side stripes
• “Powered by Ford” fender mounted badges
• Serialized engine plate
• Shelby Engine cap set
• Serialized Dash plate with Shelby GT350 sequential serial number
• A-Pillar mounted gauge package
• Embroidered Carroll Shelby Signature front seat headrests
• Exclusive GT350 45th anniversary embroidered front floor mats
• Shelby GT350 45th Anniversary windbreaker jacket
• Carroll Shelby signed passenger airbag cover (subject to availability)

Optional equipment:
• Polished supercharger
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston rear brake upgrade
• Watts link rear suspension
• Goodyear street race tire package
• Painted over the top and side stripe kit
• Shelby/Kicker premium sound system
• Leather seating surfaces with contrasting stitching and red/white/blue insert on front seats
• Tone on tone embroidered GT350 on seat backs
• Console cover and shift boot

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3 comments

  1. Nice!were can i find the like-button or twitter-retweet-button 🙂 Matthias


  2. It should be just above where you commented 😉


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