The 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 is a thoroughly reworked Mustang tuned for track duty. It’s unique high revving engine engine, specific chassis tuning, and aerodynamics all take inspiration from Ford’s racing programs while available amenities help its performance as a livable daily driver.
What's New for 2019
The Shelby GT350 gains refinements to the chassis controls, improved aerodynamics, and updated interior materials and features for 2019. The Shelby GT350R is unchanged.
Choosing Your Ford Shelby GT350
The Shelby GT350’s powertrain shares little with the Mustang GT. The engine is larger, revs higher, and produces more power, peaking at 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. A strengthened six-speed manual is the only transmission offered, while the rear tires are stickier than before and measure one foot wide. For what it's worth, the Shelby GT350 earns an EPA-estimated 14 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway, and 16 combined.
The GT350’s exterior receives extended bumpers, a rear diffuser, and a reshaped rear spoiler for improved aerodynamic performance. On the practical side, the quad exhaust outlets feature electronic valves to lower the engine’s soundtrack to help be a nicer neighbor.
The settings of the adjustable dampers, brake system, and traction control have been revised to make the most of the improved overall grip from the tires and aerodynamics.
The 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 is a focused track-day car and as such, it regularly demands compromises when used as a daily-driver. At over $60,000, its value lies in the eyes of the driver.