Our First Official Look At The Ford Shelby GT350

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

All we’ve got for now are these CGI renders and a clip of the exhaust. But Ford’s most track-focused pony car will have a flat-plane crankshaft displacing 5.2L

Also on board is MagneRide suspension, and an optional diff cooler to chill the Torsen LSD. A 6-speed manual is the sole transmission offered. Massive 6-piston Brembo brakes squeeze 15.5 inch front and 15 inch rear rotors. 19×10 and 19×11.5 inch rims are wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. We’ll see this snake in the flesh at this week’s 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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  • Bumpy ii Bumpy ii on Nov 17, 2014

    Flat-plane crank? Really? Cue six billion whiny "It sounds like a Honda!" complaints from the V8 aural fetishists.

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    • Wmba Wmba on Nov 17, 2014

      @bball40dtw Yes, it will sound magnificent in real lifr, being the only V8 like Ferrari with a flat plane crank on the street. Any resemblance to Honda will be strictly in the minds of non-believers. Shriek plus basso profundo. Nice.

  • Djoelt1 Djoelt1 on Nov 17, 2014

    4100+ pounds. Anyone want to take the under on this bet?

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    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Nov 17, 2014

      @raph I forgot that the later GT500s dropped weight.

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  • Redapple2 Love/lust a 110 diesel defender. Should buy one since the INEOS is gas only (and double the price). Had a lightweight in Greece. Wonder how this rides.
  • Ajla There is inventory on the ground but as pointed out it is generally high dollar trims of high-dollar models and at least around here dealers still aren't budging off their mandatory nitrogen tires and Summer weather protection packages.You aren't paying '21-'22 prices anymore but it's still a long way to go.
  • Slavuta Every electric car must come with a film about lithium mining
  • Sobhuza Trooper Drop a good, high-strung German engine in this and you'd have American flair with German repair costs!