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2011 Shelby GT350 Debuts At Barrett-Jackson

 
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2011 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang

During the opening gala for the Barrett-Jackson Collector car auction, which took place in Scottsdale, Arizona tonight, Carroll Shelby and the Shelby American team unveiled the brand new 2011 Shelby GT350 based on the V-8 powered 2011 Ford Mustang GT.

The new car was developed in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the original 1965 Shelby GT350 and first Shelby big block Cobra, and it comes packing a supercharged version of the 5.0-liter V-8 engine found in the latest Mustang.

The idea behind the GT350 was to build a car that is light, nimble and powerful. Beginning with the "small block" 5.0 liter Ford Mustang GT as its base, the Shelby American team worked with experts from Ford Racing, Goodyear, Borla, Cragar and Baer to create a car that is fast and has razor sharp handling.
Each GT350 will be clad in traditional white with Shelby Guardsman blue Le Mans stripes and feature the new Ford V-8 coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and centrally mounted exhaust. Blue Shelby GT350 valve covers and billet caps set off the supercharged engine. The Baer brake system features a 6 piston kit in the front, as well as 14-inch rotors in the rear with cooling ducts for all four corners.

The suspension was upgraded with new Ford Racing springs, struts, sway bars and adjustable caster/camber plates. The car also receives a new front fascia, tail light trim, front splitter, rear deck lid filler panel and rear fascia. Functional scoops are located on the side rockers and hood. GT350 badges on the outside and inside include a Shelby serial number. The A pillar carries a fuel pressure, oil pressure and boost gauge.

Despite officially being called a concept, Shelby American plans to launch the 2011 Shelby GT350 this spring at a starting price of $33,995 plus a donor Mustang GT. This pushes the price of the entire vehicle up to around the $60,000 mark, which is more than Shelby's own GT500.

[Shelby American]



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  1. I'm really happy to see Shelby brining back the GT350 name! This should definitely be a great Mustang!
     
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  2. The stang / shelby just keep getting better.
     
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  3. ugly and cheap just like all american cars
     
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  4. So apparently Flyologist knows very little about cars. He's not aware of the CTS-V, Corvette ZR1, Shelby Series 1, Callaway C12, Cord 810, Studebaker Golden Hawk, Duesenberg SSJ, Packard Double Six, '68 Charger, '63 Buick Riviera, '48 Cadillac, '66 Shelby GT350, '64 289 Cobra, '57 Buick, '63 Corvette "split-window", '58 Corvette "Fuelie", Viper ACR, '67 Chevy Nova, '67 Chevelle, '67 GTO, '70 Challenger and 'Cuda, Ford GT/GT-40, and '57 Chevy to name a few.
     
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  5. Keep in mind, the American auto industry lead the world for the majority of the history of the automobile. It has only been the past three decades that America has lagged behind, clinging to old technology and developing questionable business practices. However, this car, as well as the majority of the Ford lineup, plus Cadillac, are testament to the fact that America is rapidly catching up to the rest of the world. We may yet see another "golden age" for the American auto industry one this country gets out of the economic doldrums, spearheaded by Ford, the "new" GM, and technological pioneers such as Tesla and Fisker.
     
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  6. Escobar don't be very touchy most of those cars are either ugly or cheap or both that's just how it is
     
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  7. Hi Guy's,
    I almost crapped myself when I saw 33,995 but then I read about that doesn't include the price of the actual Mustang GT(wishful thinking on my part). This is one of the best looking Mustangs ever in my opinion. If my math is correct this car will be right around 64K?
     
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  8. Hey Flyologist Guess your not american, why dont you leave and join another country,you know nothing about cars
     
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  9. Some people ask Why build a GT500 now that the GT350 is here and with equal HP. Why did they build both back in the day? Nobody ask that question back then. So we can have a choice between the two motors. Besides there will only be 500 built. Most of those will be stored. Ford Rules!
     
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  10. I still love riding in my buddies '68 500! That car just rocks! And gets noticed!
     
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