Ford’s most aggressive Mustang is getting even meaner. The Shelby GT350 has undergone a few improvements for the 2019 model year; improved precision, added balance, and the same raucous 5.2-liter V8 make it more potent both on the road and on the track.
The standard MagneRide suspension has been recalibrated with new springs and revised damping, making it even sharper. Using Ford Performance’s competitive track testing as a reference point, the Shelby GT350’s electric power-assist three-mode electronic stability control settings have also been enhanced.
Together with Michelin, Ford also made sure that the GT350 received even more grip. New Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a Shelby-specific tread pattern – 295/35 front and 305/35 rear – wrap around new 19-inch aluminum wheels. The same six-piston front and four-piston rear caliper Brembo brakes carry over, and a revised spoiler with an optional Gurney flap are now available for 2019 and help improve aerodynamics.
Underhood, the Shelby GT350’s high-revving 5.2-liter V8 remains; redline rests at 8,250 rpm. The unit produces the same 526 horsepower and 581 Newton-meters of torque, and comes paired to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission.
“Along with improved grip, brake and chassis refinements, Shelby GT350 brings a whole new level of performance driving