2017 Ford Shelby GT350

2017 Ford Shelby GT350
MSRP range
$54,845 - $62,345


  • Supreme grip and handling precision around turns
  • Strong, high-revving V8 engine infuses the car with plenty of racecar character
  • Rides comfortably despite the focus on performance


  • Base Sync system seems out of place and cheap in an otherwise high-end machine
  • Cramped rear seat, assuming there's one to begin with
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2017 Ford GT350 Land Rocket
Tom Baker, 9/26/2016
Make sure you fully understand the power of this new pony! The Shelby isn't just a regular GT Mustang- whole new world. I went from a Nissan Z350 and knew right away that the GT350 was a beast that had to be tamed. You can feel the power as soon as you turn the car on! Be safe- learn the car and have fun with that raw power. Also did I mention that this pony corners as well as my old Z350 which I thought cornered very well! I was surprised since the mustang was never known to corner! They added independent rear wheel suspension! Only took them 50 years lol! So this pony can do it all now- drive to work, and race on the track
Incredible muscle car and more!
Mspenc45, 5/9/2017
5000 miles now, first oil change, still love this car! Since letting my 69 GTO go way back in 1983 I've missed having a little muscle under the hood. I've driven many cars since then, mostly "responsible" types until my wife picked up a Porshe Boxter S a few years ago. The thrill of fast acceleration and road hugging turns on the local road track got me thinking about speed again, but driving this car every day is a no way! While fun, it's just not a daily driver. I started considering trading in my latest Acura a few months ago, or maybe just selling it outright and picking up an old late 60's or early 70's muscle car. After looking for a while, I kept remembering that while my GTO was fun, I worked on it as much as I drove it. Started looking at late model muscle cars, Lexus, Camero, Corvette, and then the Shelby GT350. Everything about this car spoke quality and performance, and driving it is just a true pleasure. I like it's interior far more than the other American competition, and once you hear that Vodoo engine rev, there's just nothing else like it! I do a lot of highway and while I miss my modern car lane assist, this thing is so steady that you can take your hands off the wheel for at least as long as a car with lane assist in the straight sections of highway. Unlike what I'd of gained in an old muscle car, lots of straight line power, this thing also hugs the road like any European sports car. I had read about a few miner quality issues other buyers had experiences, and I had the same, lose pop in plastic rivets on some ground effects, and a pin hole in on rear CV boot, but the dealer made it all right in no time. I've never made an automobile purchase without some level of buyer's remorse until this one. I look forward to driving it every day, and cannot wait to get her on both the drag strip and road course. I think it's only short coming might be off the line in the quarter mile, where the relatively low torque of this engine and 3.73 gearing causes it to lug just a bit, but it appears to makes up for it as soon as the R's get up past the 4000 mark and makes an impressive quarter mile in the 12 second range. Heck my GTO only did low 13's, but it's low end torque would lift the front wheels off the ground and snap things left and right. I don't miss that! Of course she was slightly modified. Am I happy? Darn right I am. Thank you Ford, and American ingenuity, and thanks to the foreign competition that drove you to reinvent the muscle car!
Worth the money difference to a GT
James Massey, 3/13/2017
Handles and drives like a much lighter and smaller car. Is the first car I have owned where the factory left me nothing to do aftermarket. As pleased as I have ever been with a car purchase. Dispite the highish price it is great value for what you get. It would cost more to mod a mustang GT (also a very good platform) to get it to the level of ths car as a stock package.
Got rid of the Corvette!
seachaser, 5/1/2017
Had a Vette C-7 which was a great car, until I drove this beast! Slightly less money for more options, I am very impressed so far.
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14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
526 hp @ 7500 rpm
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
526 hp @ 7500 rpm
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Yes, the Shelby GT350 is a Mustang — but to group it with the same Mustang you'd find in a rental fleet is to completely miss the point. The GT350 has the heart of a racing car, with a meticulously engineered engine and a brilliant suspension. Let's call it the ultimate Mustang.

One key element that sets the GT350 apart from ordinary 'Stangs is the 5.2-liter V8, which features a flat-plane crankshaft and lots of voodoo technology. This race-ready engine revs to a stratospheric 8,200 rpm, with a soundtrack like a mechanical aria. Output of this screamer is 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet, and a six-speed manual is the only transmission choice. This engine is built to survive life on a racetrack, with coolers for the engine oil, transmission and differential to keep it going lap after lap. But what impresses us most about the engine is how docile it is — the GT350 is easy to drive in city traffic.

The Shelby GT350 is just as impressive from the underside. The Mustang was redesigned for 2015, and the GT350 benefits from key updates like a stiffer chassis and (finally!) an independent rear suspension. The GT350 gets a long list of enhancements, including magnetorheological shock absorbers (which are filled with a fluid that thickens when a magnetic force is applied, allowing near-instant changes in damping stiffness), big Brembo brakes, and a lowered suspension. And yet once again, for all that race-ready equipment, the GT350 poses no major problems when driven on the street — a trait not normally associated with track-ready racing cars.

And it's the dual nature that makes the GT350 so special. Normally, a good racing car has to be trailered to the track. The GT350 is one of the few cars you can drive to the track, change the tires, kick a little Corvette butt, then — provided you didn't crash it — put the street shoes back on and drive it home. Even if you don't race, the GT350 is a serious grin-generator: Running the engine to redline is a heavenly experience, and the suspension grips hard in the curves and dismisses bumps and pavement irregularities with nary a twitch.

We can't imagine anyone interested in this car caring much about fuel economy, but propriety demands that we mention it — and it isn't that bad. The EPA rates the GT350 at 16 mpg combined, which breaks down to 14 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway. Which is good, because sometimes the racetrack is very, very far away.

Ford sells the Shelby GT350 in two models. The standard car is equipped for daily driving, and offers some luxury-oriented comfort and convenience features as options. The R model is intended for track use, with a few key items (A/C, stereo, backseat) deleted in order to save weight, though they can be added back in as part of an option package. Which to buy? Edmunds.com can help find the perfect 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 for you.

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The 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M), and R 2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M).

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