The 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has subtle styling updates, such as aerodynamic drag-reducing parts and a Gurney flap, and a new set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires designed specifically for the Shelby. That's as good of a reason to get behind the wheel as any, which is exactly what we did.

To sample these new upgrades, Ford invited us to the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan. There, we'd get a closer look at the new parts and a few laps around the racetrack on site to experience the effects. Watch to find out more.

About the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350:

The Shelby GT350 is a muscle car for the track-day obsessed. Yes, it shares some looks and interior parts with the standard Mustang, but the key differences are hidden from view. Under the hood is a non-turbocharged 5.2-liter V8. It revs up to 8,200 rpm, punches out 526 horsepower, and even has a flat-plane crankshaft that lends a distinctive warble to the engine's sound. From there, the GT350 has a race-tuned adaptive suspension, high-performance brakes and all sorts of supportive powertrain upgrades that set it apart. It'll lay down thick stripes of rubber in a straight line, naturally, but the GT350 is most at home around a complicated racetrack or a winding mountain road.

Despite its focus on performance, the GT350 is comfortable and relatively quiet (when your right foot isn't planted on the floor), and it could easily serve as a daily driver. Well-rounded and massively entertaining, the GT350 is definitely our idea of the ultimate Mustang.

Standard equipment for the base GT350 includes a 5.2-liter V8 (526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque), a six-speed manual transmission, 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers and heavy-duty springs, Brembo brakes, a Torsen rear differential (with 3.73 gearing), a front-suspension tower brace, three powertrain coolers (oil, differential and transmission), adjustable drive settings, xenon headlights, a rear spoiler and diffuser, and keyless ignition and entry.

Inside, you'll find manually adjustable Recaro front seats with simulated suede inserts, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch center display, Track Apps performance telemetry, a rearview camera, phone and audio voice commands (Sync), smartphone app integration, and a six-speaker sound system with two USB ports.

Opting for the Electronics package equips the GT350 with dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen with Sync 3 (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity), a navigation system, and a nine-speaker audio system with satellite radio. The Convenience package adds leather upholstery, driver-seat memory functions, six-way power-adjustable sport front seats with power lumbar for the driver, and heating and ventilation for the front seats.

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Comments

    • K Singh
      K Singh

      Need an automatic.....

      about 21 hour ago
    • deryk clement
      deryk clement In reply to K Singh

      Hell no this needs to stay manual, can’t have any morons who think paddle shifters are cool driving this beauty

      about 21 hour ago
    • Charles Follette
      Charles Follette

      I still want one so frivken bad.

      about 1 day ago
    • quietguy
      quietguy

      Of course - No mention of price.    My two words:   NO SALE.

      about 2 days ago
    • Charles Follette
      Charles Follette In reply to quietguy

      Used ones are falling into the 40k range

      about 1 day ago
    • Phos9
      Phos9

      Such a weird crankshaft, making it a zig zag instead of a conventional flat plane (looks like a straight four crankshaft) means it has an extra rocking moment.

      about 3 days ago
    • Chase Vineland
      Chase Vineland

      Porsche owner here for the last 15 years. This Mustang is something Porsche can learn from. Good job Ford.

      about 3 days ago
    • Chase Vineland
      Chase Vineland In reply to Chase Vineland

      ender z Even though I am a Porsche owner, I appreciate the competition. Ferrari back in the 60’s was envious of Ford’s racing engineers. Ferrari ended up recruiting a whole bunch of Ford engineers to improve their company. Also take note that Porsche hired Toyota in the 80’s to improve their engineering.

      about 3 days ago
    • ender z
      ender z In reply to Chase Vineland

      Are u joking ?

      about 3 days ago
    • ripfletching
      ripfletching

      Great car !!! And review

      about 3 days ago
    • jhrodriguez08
      jhrodriguez08

      Just be careful with those tires on the wet , that car should have pilot sports 4S

      about 4 days ago
    • Arthur Morgan
      Arthur Morgan In reply to jhrodriguez08

      Have seen a couple reviews on the gt350, specifically the tyre. The compound and thread is more like a slightly more aggressive Ps4s, while the structure is that of slightly toned down PSC2. Nothing like the ones used on the Corvette and GT2 RS, so it should be ok in the wet, provided you don't want to emulate Ayrton Senna, you shouldn't struggle with grip.

      about 1 day ago
    • Alex
      Alex

      I’m a manual guy, but this car should’ve got a 10 speed auto option.

      about 4 days ago
    • Acton Treadway
      Acton Treadway In reply to Alex

      no. cvt, only.

      about 3 days ago
    • Alex Clement
      Alex Clement

      Does it still burn oil?

      about 4 days ago
    • KRACC
      KRACC

      This thing is gorgeous in person!!

      about 4 days ago
    • SouthDetroit Entertainment
      SouthDetroit Entertainment

      Unfortunately, Ford has an issue with the oil filter housing, bearing caps breaking, oil pump gears failure, rod bearing failure, blown engines during track days on their GT350's.

      Which i'm sure Ford has not addressed.

      about 4 days ago
    • Frank Crooker
      Frank Crooker In reply to SouthDetroit Entertainment

      SouthDetroit Entertainment sounds like a bitter troll who can not afford one. In other words , a PISS POT.

      about 4 days ago
    • charlie ryan
      charlie ryan

      Excellent review 👍🏻

      about 4 days ago
    • Escape ST
      Escape ST

      A fantastic Mustang. Love the looks, overall performance and that amazing Flat Crank 5.2. Thanks for the great video. I agree with you. Drive it daily and track it on the weekends. Makes me wonder what the GT500 will have to offer with the handling of the GT350 and an extra 150 + horsepower.

      about 4 days ago
    • Zulu Nbuyoke
      Zulu Nbuyoke In reply to Escape ST

      GT500 won’t be a manual though 😕

      about 1 day ago
    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500
      Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500

      people want to Wind it like it's a 2-Stroke, of course it's going to use Oil

      about 4 days ago
    • Thomas Griffin
      Thomas Griffin In reply to Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500

      That, in combination with short skirt, lightweight forged pistons that let even more oil by.

      about 3 days ago
    • Mustang Chef
      Mustang Chef

      Thank You Fordland for bringing the Seatbelts to play the opening of Wagner Park in Dearborn..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTSbgIZNUQc

      about 4 days ago
    • Lucas Arthurs
      Lucas Arthurs

      They need to hit the Nurburgring again.

      about 5 days ago
    • davidkosa
      davidkosa

      I'll take two, please. Make one the R.

      about 5 days ago
    • Hand Solo
      Hand Solo

      Less drag, more oil consumption...

      about 5 days ago
    • The Guitar Guru Network
      The Guitar Guru Network

      Great job. Really enjoyed it

      about 5 days ago
    • Luis Torres
      Luis Torres

      In conjunction with the front radiator and the rear wing....how???

      about 5 days ago
    • corey Hassan
      corey Hassan In reply to Luis Torres

      i'd assume it's how/the way the air goes through the grill and out of the hood. as it passes over the roof and to the "swing" it creates more down force.

      about 3 days ago
    • GSHeverything _27
      GSHeverything _27

      Any digital gauge cluster?????

      about 5 days ago
    • GSHeverything _27
      GSHeverything _27

      I will have one when my money is tight.

      about 5 days ago
    • Duck
      Duck

      I live in Michigan and go to M1 Concourse sometimes but every time I go I see the stupid ass garage suites...

      about 6 days ago
    • H P
      H P

      I like this guy, good review

      about 6 days ago
    • Koot Bear
      Koot Bear In reply to H P

      me too

      about 4 days ago
    • Kevin Norwood
      Kevin Norwood

      I would personally take a Mustang PP2 over this car. The higher revving V8 is best suited for a track.

      about 6 days ago
    • Kevin Norwood
      Kevin Norwood In reply to Kevin Norwood

      +vir123456 johnsonI'm personally not in the market for a Mustang but I know about the gearbox issues.

      about 5 days ago
    • vir123456 johnson
      vir123456 johnson In reply to Kevin Norwood

      The Chinese made gearbox will break on you. Don't do it. The GT350 is better made.

      about 6 days ago
    • Masster Wushu
      Masster Wushu

      How does a 5.2 V8, producing 526 HP, only do 0 - 60 in 4 seconds?

      The Zupra does it in 4.1 with 200 less

      What is even the fucking point?!

      about 6 days ago
    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500
      Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 In reply to Masster Wushu

      Gosh, maybe if Ford puts a Dual-Clutch Automatic in it then it would do 60 in 3.5's

      about 4 days ago
    • Serkan Ister
      Serkan Ister

      Great car! But that wing looking aftermarket. Good video.

      about 6 days ago
    • Aussie2u
      Aussie2u

      Would love to see a track and drag comparison to the Tesla Model 3.

      about 6 days ago
    • Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500
      Keith Johnson - Shelby GT500 In reply to Aussie2u

      why is that?

      about 4 days ago
    • Mr ChaosTech
      Mr ChaosTech

      “Always traction in this car” yeah no shit it has no torque 😂

      about 6 days ago
    • Phos9
      Phos9 In reply to Mr ChaosTech

      Torque isn’t the number you look to for acceleration. Don’t confuse pound foot with foot pound.

      And don’t use the cry laughing emoji, it never accompanies anything of substance.

      about 3 days ago
    • Cash Money
      Cash Money In reply to Mr ChaosTech

      This Thing pulls like a freight train on meth from 3500 to over 8000 RPM!I should know I have owned one for 2 1/2 years

      about 4 days ago
    • Mr ChaosTech
      Mr ChaosTech In reply to Mr ChaosTech

      SpyderRios 😢😢😂

      about 5 days ago
    • SpyderRios
      SpyderRios In reply to Mr ChaosTech

      Mr ChaosTech as compared to what? It still pulls harder than a 6.4 Hemi so you are a bit clueless.

      about 5 days ago
    • Mr ChaosTech
      Mr ChaosTech In reply to Mr ChaosTech

      SpyderRios even up top it doesn’t make much torque!

      about 6 days ago
    • Jonathan Brown
      Jonathan Brown

      Is this a better buy than the mustang gt performance pack 2? The gt350 sounds great...just not sure the gt350 would be the better mustang...(480 in the bullit) both great cars for sure. In the segment...ZL1 1LE gets my vote...but all cool choices.

      about 6 days ago
    • The Cappy
      The Cappy In reply to Jonathan Brown

      I own a '17 GT350 and can tell you it is more than just GTPP2. The GT350 has oil and rear diff coolers for longer track days. It also has a better transmission and brembos at all four wheels. If you plan on actual track use get a GT350. If you are mainly street and drag get the PP2 and maybe boost it, but watch out with that transmission. The GT350 will also hold value better. Find a used GT350 and you're set.

      about 5 days ago