Key Changes for the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

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The 2019 Shelby GT350 will go on sale early in 2019.

Power from the 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V8 stays the same at 526 hp at 8,250 rpm and 429 lb-ft.

New 19-inch aluminium wheels come equipped with GT350-specific Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres - 295/35 front and 305/35 rear - the tread pattern and compound both having been optimised for the auto. The rear wing has also be redesigned, and will be offered with a Gurney flap for increased downforce, while the grille opening was made smaller to reduce drag.

The GT350's MagneRide active suspension has been outfitted with better springs and dampers, complemented by a re-tuned electronic stability control and electric power steering for more feedback and control.

A new front apron and rear spoiler - the latter with an optional Gurney flap - were designed using wind tunnel data from the Ford Performance Mustang racing cars and the Shelby GT500, and dialled in during hundreds of hours of track tasting by World Endurance Championship and GT4 series driver Billy Johnson.

The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 will be available to customers in the USA starting in early 2019, with prices expected to start around the $50,000 mark and enrolment in a complimentary Track Attack driving program included in the cost of each vehicle. Also, unlike the non-Shelby models, the 2019 GT350 will not wear the new front end design, with the engineers sticking with the front end from the 2015-2017 model years.

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"It's a rewarding vehicle to drive on track for amateurs as well as pros", he said.

Topline: In a press release Monday, Ford announced changes to the Shelby GT350 for the 2019 model year, and its nothing but good news for racing junkies.

But performance wasn't the only focus for the updated GT350, the cabin was updated with more amenities. Inside, the GT350 gains machined aluminum instrument panel trim elements that are available in carbon, as well as power-adjustable Miko suede bucket seats and suede door trim. There's also a new high-performance 12-speaker audio system provided by Harman, and a now-standard eight-inch Sync 3 touchscreen system.

While the Motor Company rolled out the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 today, there was no word on the GT350R.

Velocity Blue and Ford Performance Blue join the color lineup, and, of course, various new stripe packages are available to make it your own.

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