The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the biggest, baddest, contemporary American muscle cars known to man. With a burly 500-plus horsepower, flat-crank V8 engine, the Mustang Shelby GT350 that was unveiled as a 2016 model is arguably the most incredible iteration of the iconic Mustang that we’ve seen thus far.
And while we thought we would have to wait another trip around the sun to get these new Mustangs out on the road, it appears that for some lucky customers, the 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be coming a lot sooner.
Yes, Ford will release 100 of the GT350 models this year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Shelby. Ford decided to celebrate half a century with an incredibly limited release of the newest addition to the Mustang catalog.
This version of the Mustang was debuted last fall as a 2016 model, and it was succeeded in January by the GT350R version, which was also intended as a 2016 vehicle. The GT350R version added even more horsepower and a more powerful engine, making it a track-ready car that you can drive around your neighborhood if you so wish.
And there’s exciting news: both versions of the car – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 AND Ford Mustang Shelby GT350r – will be part of the limited release this year. In addition to the 100 GT350 models that will be produced, Ford will also release exactly 37 GT350R models, a nod to the number of FIA-homologated competition Mustangs Carroll Shelby says his firm first produced in 1965, the year that the classic car was brought into the world.
So if you’re keeping score, there will be a total of 137 vehicles included in this extremely exclusive release, a number that will no doubt inspire a lot of competition to get one of the 50th anniversary collector cars.
Ford has yet to release any details on how one might go about getting one of these rare 2015 Mustang Shelby GT350 models, but we’re assuming it’s probably not the easiest, or cheapest, thing to do. However, we wish you all the best – it never hurts to try!