what they are saying: All good issues should come to an finish. And the Ford confirmed the Shelby GT350 and the even racier GT350R will this fall.is very good. That makes its finish a troublesome capsule to swallow, however one we should take nonetheless. On Thursday,
Ford made the announcement simply as, which honors Carroll Shelby’s authentic 1965 GT350 fashions with a shade of Wimbledon White and Guardsman Blue stripes. Successfully, the Heritage Version acts because the GT350 and GT350R’s swan music. If it has to go, I suppose the stunning retro colours are an effective way to see it out. On its manufacturing finish, “With the 760 horsepower Shelby GT500 now in full stride, we are going to end manufacturing of Shelby GT350 and GT350R this fall as deliberate. This makes the way in which for brand new additions to excite our passionate Mustang followers for the 2021 mannequin 12 months — together with the limited-edition Mach 1.”
The GT350 rapidly stole our hearts right here at Roadshow with a stunning naturally aspirated 5.2-liter “Voodoo” flat-plane crank V8 engine, which not solely carried out properly however offered among the best American V8 soundtracks cash should buy. Fortunately, it is sticking round within the Shelby GT500 — there’s one thing concerning the naturally aspirated engine that is at all times mighty interesting.
Whereas there isn’t any substitute for the GT350, the brand newwill attempt to hold the automotive’s torch in the interim. Ford revealed the limited-edition Mach 1 earlier this 12 months with 20 further horsepower over a normal Mustang GT for a complete of 480 hp. Primarily, it builds a bridge from the GT to the now-discontinued GT350. It is also bundled with a boatload of Ford Efficiency elements and even will get the GT350’s six-speed guide transmission with rev-matching downshift functionality. We’re nonetheless months away from the Mach 1 reaching sellers so we do not understand how a lot it will price, however it ought to are available in lower than the GT350, if I needed to take a guess. Maybe the mid-$40,000 vary?
Whereas we won’t wait to saddle up a Mach 1 and have a go, we are going to undoubtedly miss the GT350.