It’s the minor tweaks that count
Ford Performance shook its magic wand over the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 and created what it likes to call the ‘ultimate track Mustang.’
The changes brought to the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 touch on tires, aerodynamics and chassis. Here’s what’s what.
Tire-wise, the Mustang Shelby GT350 uses 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber to claw itself to the asphalt. There’s a catch, though: they feature a tread pattern unique to the GT350 and a different compound than what you get from the standard tire.
On the aero front, the GT350 gets a new rear spoiler and an optional Gurney flap as well as a shutter grille that opens to optimize airflow and cool the engine. Furthermore, Ford Performance engineers tweaked the MagneRide active suspension by recalibrating the springs and dampers.
Getting the Mustang Shelby GT350 to stop (or slow down, according to the given situation) falls on the shoulders of a Brembo braking system with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear.
The GT350’s 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 delivers the same level of performance as before – 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of twist – and stays married to the Tremec six-speed manual gearbox.
2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 deliveries kick off in early 2019. Ford will assemble the GT350 at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan.