This year there are more Mustangs available to pony car customers than
ever before. Everyone one seems to have their own running around;
Roush, Saleen, SMS, and Ford Racing all offer a little something for
the Mustang enthusiast.
Oh, and you can't forget that guy from Las Vegas, Carroll Shelby, a
man who is as legendary as the Mustang itself.
In land of numbers where engine size, horsepower, rear-gear ratios,
five-speed, six-speed, top-speed, and torque are all that matter,
Shelby is a man where numbers are more than just scribbled writing on
a piece of paper, but they are the car itself, and the 2011 Ford
Shelby GT350 is no different.
Paying homage to the off-the-line race car created in 1965 to market
the Mustang as a performance vehicle, the 2011 is no different.
Offering a 5.0-liter, Whipple supercharged engine, the Shelby GT350 is
one of the fastest Mustangs ever without producing the most power.
The blown 5.0 produces 525 horsepower and 490 lb-ft of torque. It
lays out a supercar-like 0-60 mph run in just 3.7 seconds and
completes the quarter-mile in 12 seconds flat at 121.4 mph.
Handling has also increased over the last few years, and the Shelby
GT350 just takes it to the next level, grabbing a very sticky 1.05 g
on the skidpad thanks to Ford Racing shocks. Only a few thousand will
be made, so get those checkbooks ready if you can throw down an
estimated $60,000 for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT350.
- posted 9 years ago