Ford Extends Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang Availability to 2018 Model Year

April 17, 2017
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In honor of National Mustang Day, Ford announces that the most track-capable, street legal Mustang ever built is back for another lap.

Highlights

  • 2017 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang – the most track-ready, street legal Mustang ever produced – to continue as 2018 model year offerings
  • 2018 models available in three new exterior color choices – Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray
  • Iconic pony car to continue featuring powerful 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 526 horsepower

Ford Motor Company announces Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang will continue for 2018, available in showrooms this fall. The new models will be unchanged from the 2017 versions, with the exception of three new exterior color choices, Orange Fury, Kona Blue and Lead Foot Gray.

Standard equipment carrying over to the 2018 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang includes the incredible 5.2-liter V8 FPC engine which produces 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque,  as well as engine oil, transmission and differential coolers to keep the car properly cooled while on the track. In addition, a no-compromise braking system with vented 15.5-inch two-piece front rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers along with the MagneRide damping system round out the standard equipment to produce the most balanced Mustang ever.

An available Electronics Package for both models includes SYNC 3, voice-activated navigation and nine-speaker audio system. An available Convenience Package for GT350 models replaces Recaro manual seats with six-way power, heated and cooled sport seats with Miko suede inserts for both driver and passenger.

Source: Ford Motor Company

Jonathan Lamas has a passion for the Ford Mustang that spans more than 30 years. In addition to his work as an automotive journalist, Jonathan has spent quality seat time in countless Mustangs as both an owner and an enthusiast. He's also a member of the Mustang Club of American. He's owned more than a dozen Mustangs over the years, and is the proud owner of a 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

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