We’re not getting the Shelby GT350 and GT350R here in factory-delivered form any time soon, but in the US, they’re not only getting them, but getting them for a bit longer, as Ford has announced that North American availability of both performance Mustangs will extend into 2018.
Ford chose ‘National Mustang Day’ (17 April) to make the announcement, which will see the previously 2017-only Shelbys - described by Ford as the most track-ready street legal Mustang ever – extended into the 2018 model year.
Mechanical and tech specs for the MY18 Shelby GT350 and GT350R will be unchanged from the versions currently available in the US, which means the 5.2-litre V8 outputting 392kW carries over, as does the 6-speed manual transmission, engine/trans/diff coolers, Brembo braking package, MagneRide magnetic suspension and optional SYNC3 infotainment system.
The only new additions for 2018 are three new paint choices – Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Grey.
While the Shelby GT350s aren’t available here in factory-delivered form, Australian Mustang owners can upgrade their Mustang to Shelby spec with Mustang Motorsport.
Based in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Mustang Motorsport is Australia’s only Shelby-authorised mod shop, and can build your Mustang GT into any one of Shelby’s authorised models. That includes GT500, GTE and Super Snake, as well as the TransAm-inspired Terlingua.
Contact Mustang Motorsport to find out more. Click HERE
to build and order online, or call (03) 9753 5799
for more details.