In 2016, Ford and Shelby introduced a new concept with the GT350. Bridging the gap between higher-end Mustangs and the GT500, the new Shelby Mustangs offered more than just a powerful engine and responsive suspension. Customers also had the option to select a Track Pack, which included an engine oil and transmission cooler. The driver had the choice of five driving modes to adjust stability control, throttle mapping, suspension stiffness, and exhaust settings as needed.
The GT350 featured a 5.2L V-8 engine, equipped with a ProCharger supercharger and a flat-plane crank, among other enhancements, producing 526 HP. Paired with a Tremec 6-speed manual transmission and a 3.73 Torsen limited-slip differential, Car and Driver magazine recorded a brisk 0-60 MPH time of just 4.3 seconds, with quarter-mile runs completed in 12.5 seconds. Car & Driver estimated the GT350’s top speed to be around 175 MPH, with Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes ensuring effective deceleration.
Inside the cabin, the GT350 featured Recaro front seats with Ebony cloth and Miko suede trim, matched with a coordinated dashboard, door panels, and carpets. Additional enhancements included a red-painted Watson Racing four-point roll cage, Schroth four-point racing harnesses, a backup camera, Sync-enabled infotainment, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio, cruise control, and power windows and door locks.