2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang is a pricey, rumbling beast

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The 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang has come to live with its final specs just released by Shelby today. There will be three trims of the Shelby GT350 Mustang offered, and we are pretty sure if you are intended to get a Shelby Mustang, you wouldn’t want the base trim. So, here it is…

In its base form, the 2011 Shelby GT350 uses the latest 5.0-liter V8 engine from Ford Motor Company. The base Shelby GT350 produces 430 horsepower, which is about 15 horsepower over the stock Mustang GT. Big deal, you don’t want that. Lets jump to the second trim. It has the standard GT350 engine plus a Whipple supercharger to boost power output to 525 hp. Now that is the kind of power we love in these Shelby Mustangs.

There is also the “R” tune version if you think you can handle horsepower above the 600’s territory. The “R” tune version of the 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang dishes out an astonishing 624 horsepower, which gives the 2011 Shelby GT350 to be one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world.

In the latest tests of the 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang, the standard supercharged car sprinted from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds and ran the quarter in 12 seconds flat at 121.4 mph, all while generating 1.05g of lateral acceleration and stopping from 60 mph in only 107 feet. Shelby believes that the Shelby “R” tune version of the 2011 Shelby GT350 will perform even faster. We’ll soon to see those numbers to be published in a few weeks.

There is a long list of upgrades and optional equipment for the 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang, but you can check it out in the press release below. There is one distinguishing feature of the 2011 Shelby GT350 Mustang worth mentioning, and that is, it bears the GT350 45th anniversary badge along with a serialized Shelby GT350 dash plate.

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SHELBY AMERICAN RELEASES FINAL SPECS AND NEW 600+ HP OPTION FOR 2011 GT350
10/7/2010

• 2011 Shelby GT350 supercharge package has 525 HP; normally aspirated has 430 HP
• 624 horsepower optional
• All 2011 GT350s are built at the Las Vegas facility and documented in the official Shelby Registry

LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) has released the official performance specs of the supercharged and normally aspirated post title packages for the Shelby GT350, as well as a new higher horsepower option for the 5.0 liter powered car. With up to 624 horsepower on tap via an optional “R” tune, the 2011 Shelby GT350 is one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world.

“Our goal was to build the ultimate small block muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The results show that the Shelby GT350 takes American performance to an entirely new level. In recent tests, the standard supercharged car hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds and ran the quarter in 12 seconds flat at 121.4 mph, all while generating 1.05g of lateral acceleration and stopping from 60 mph in only 107 feet. We believe the ‘R’ tuned GT350 will be even faster.”

The normally aspirated GT350 is available in standard Ford Mustang GT trim for SCCA racing or 430 in the optional tune. The standard supercharged version is rated at 525 horsepower while the “R” tune option delivers 624 horsepower. All versions include Shelby performance suspension, brake, tire/wheel, and interior and exterior styling enhancements that make the GT350 as fast on the curves as it is in the straightaways.

In addition to the optional “R” tune for the supercharger, Shelby American will offer a solid blue painted hood stripes as well as finished rear bumper stripes. A Watts link rear suspension, upgraded stereo, track-oriented brakes and other options are also available on the Shelby.

Standard GT350 package components include:
• Shelby/Ford Racing/Whipple black finish supercharger (supercharged version only)
• Shelby/Ford Racing suspension
• Shelby Caster camber plate kit
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston front brake kit with exclusive nickel anodized finish
• Shelby/Baer ERADISPEED rear rotor and brake pad upgrade
• Front and rear brake duct and cooling kit
• Shelby/Borla unique center exit exhaust
• Shelby/Cragar 19″ alloy wheels shod with Goodyear performance tires
• Front fascia including traditional “running pony” badge
• Rear fascia including exclusive GT350 45th anniversary badge
• Unique tail light trim
• Rear deck lid filler panel
• Side Rockers with functional integrated brake cooling ducts
• Exclusive GT350 Guardsman Blue vinyl over-the-top and side stripes
• “Powered by Ford” fender mounted badges
• Serialized engine plate
• Shelby Engine cap set
• Serialized Dash plate with Shelby GT350 sequential serial number
• A-Pillar mounted gauge package
• Embroidered Carroll Shelby Signature front seat headrests
• Exclusive GT350 45th anniversary embroidered front floor mats
• Shelby GT350 45th Anniversary windbreaker jacket
• Carroll Shelby signed passenger airbag cover (subject to availability)

Optional equipment:
• Polished supercharger
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston rear brake upgrade
• Watts link rear suspension
• Goodyear street race tire package
• Painted over the top and side stripe kit
• Shelby/Kicker premium sound system
• Leather seating surfaces with contrasting stitching and red/white/blue insert on front seats
• Tone on tone embroidered GT350 on seat backs
• Console cover and shift boot

The Shelby GT350 conversion kits is very pricey indeed. Just in the base model Shelby GT350 conversion form, it is set at $26,995. Jump up to the supercharged version, the kit for car comes in at $33,995. And the last “R” tune pakage is set at about $40,000. Now boys and girls, remember that these packages do not include the price for the donor Mustang GT where you put these kits on. If you want a piece of an icon, it will cost you. And there is always available DIY garage at a much cheaper price.

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