Just a few days of the opening of doors of the Salon of the car in New York, the American brand of the blue oval has confirmed that the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R will stay at least one more year in the market. Under the designation Model Year 2018, it is not that these two versions receive an update as if you had the “normal” Mustang, but that remain practically unchanged and identical to MY 2017.
To give you an idea of how little that change the Shelby GT350 and GT350R of 2018 with respect to previous versions, the only change announced by Ford is the color of the body. The 2018 MY now in three more colors available such as the Orange Fury, Kona Blue and the Gray Foot Lead. Don’t expect changes in their engines, or in its performance data because you will not find them; or even in the available facilities.
A few months ago rumors there were about possible mechanical variations in the 5.2 V8 block litres, as well as the arrival of a so-called dual-clutch gearbox. According to the information provided by Ford, atmospheric vacuum motor V8 continues paying the same 533 CV while neither has been confirmed, so far, a robotized transmission. As these Shelby aren’t cars that all American driver would buy only two pedals.
While the Ford Mustang is not the most appropriate model to roll to the limit in a day of circuit looking for scratch tenth to the stopwatch, are versions Shelby are focused on the maximum performance. Therefore, to tell, series, as well as a considerable power, with a few suspensions MagneRide or systems of brakes with calipers 6 piston in the front axle and 4-piston rear end with the signing of the specialist Brembo.