Ford will celebrate Shelby’s 50th anniversary with a limited run of the 2015 Shelby GT350. There will also be a GT350R Mustangs for 2015. The all-new Shelby GT350 features the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever, a 5.2 liter V8 with more than 500 bhp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm).
Only 100 Shelby GT350 models will feature a 2015 model year designation before production switches over to 2016. Of these, 50 will be equipped with the Technology Package and 50 equipped with the Track Package.
Fans of the Shelby brand are among the most passionate in the automotive industry,” said Henry Ford III, Ford Performance marketing manager. “To honor the passion of our fans for Shelby GT350’s 50th anniversary, a limited run of GT350 models will be built in 2015; these cars will be highly coveted by both Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts alike.
There will also be a limited run of 37 Shelby GT350R models to be built in homage to original GT350 competition model of 1965.