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

    • bschak
      bschak

      2019 Kona blue with whites stripes coming my way soon.

      about 2 days ago
    • youngestson 65
      youngestson 65

      EXCELLENCE.

      about 1 month ago
    • Robert Croft
      Robert Croft

      Great video. Love the Mustang.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tomasz Paluch
      Tomasz Paluch

      Why no sunroof option in this car. It would be perfect...

      about 1 month ago
    • Tomasz Paluch
      Tomasz Paluch In reply to Tomasz Paluch

      @mbizzle03Keep it closed an there is no difference.
      The only real argument is that it adds weight on the top of the car which You want to avoid.
      But i am not saying "why no sunroof in standard", i am asking about option.
      It is great option if you drive your car on some nice back roads not pushing all the time. Just crusing a bit more dinamically.
      All these complaining guys about weight - if Your name is Lewis or Sebastian and Your employer is Merceses od Ferrari I can imagine you can tell the difference.
      Otherwise it is just shit talk...
      Most of the "drivers" never takes thei car to the track.
      And if they complain about "weight at the top" i ask about their fat asses. Most of the population is overweight - loose some of it and you will be fine :)

      about 1 month ago
    • mbizzle03
      mbizzle03 In reply to Tomasz Paluch

      @Tomasz Paluch then I would imagine it would have to do with aerodynamics.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tomasz Paluch
      Tomasz Paluch In reply to Tomasz Paluch

      @mbizzle03
      But sunroof option does not affect rigidity in the car.
      Sructure is one thing, roof panel is the other thing.
      Otherwise it would be impossible to offer big panoramic glass roofs in SUV if it would twist under load.

      about 1 month ago
    • mbizzle03
      mbizzle03 In reply to Tomasz Paluch

      Probably for rigidity purposes since it was built with a track focus.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ian Stallings
      Ian Stallings

      Don't forget the Corvette Grand Sport though.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stone Walled
      Stone Walled

      No FP stands for F the Popo. Give me the DCT.

      about 1 month ago
    • Drew
      Drew

      Great probably wouldn’t be the term I use for the seats but okay

      about 1 month ago
    • Lunch
      Lunch

      1:17 WTF is that apart from disgusting

      about 1 month ago
    • xevious2501
      xevious2501

      i cant stress enough that if your a car collector and you dont have one of these your gonna be kickin yourselves in the rear in about 30 years, when such a car with such a sound is lost to the anolds of electrified time. No matter how fast ev's will become they will not sound like this. the will not drive like this (manual shifting) and they wont have the presence of this. it is the modern day Eleanor. save the new GT500 itself. This is a keeper. a mustang that truly is everything it was originally intended to be.

      about 1 month ago
    • Shin Rad
      Shin Rad

      Any idea whether GT350 resale value will go up next year once it is no longer in production? Or even more in 5 years?

      about 1 month ago
    • K W
      K W

      I like the review but the driver seems to so out of shape that he is struggling to drive and speak at the same time. What up wit dat?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jason Graham
      Jason Graham

      Keep the 350 and ditch the new 500.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sonic_1000
      Sonic_1000

      That Tremec 3160 needs to be in the GT instead of that rubbish Chinese Getrag. Mine lasted 1300 miles. Now my 18 Camaro SS has the Tremec 6060 which is overbuilt for the SS and it's great and has no lift shifting. Even the Camaro V6 has the Tremec 3160 and the 4 banger Camaro has a Tremec as well.....

      about 2 months ago
    • K Singh
      K Singh

      Need an automatic.....

      about 2 months ago
    • Octane Art Canada
      Octane Art Canada In reply to K Singh

      Dont let your vagina comment on youtube..

      about 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • Charles Follette
      Charles Follette

      I still want one so frivken bad.

      about 2 months ago
    • quietguy
      quietguy

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Door Kicker
      Door Kicker In reply to quietguy

      59,000 for a new 2019. 45 to 47 for a 15 or 16. Looking to buy now.

      about 18 days ago
    • Charles Follette
      Charles Follette In reply to quietguy

      Used ones are falling into the 40k range

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • cole reed
      cole reed In reply to Chase Vineland

      People forever america invented the v8

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • ender z
      ender z In reply to Chase Vineland

      Are u joking ?

      about 2 months ago
    • ripfletching
      ripfletching

      Great car !!! And review

      about 2 months ago
    • jhrodriguez08
      jhrodriguez08

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

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Alex
      Alex

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Acton Treadway
      Acton Treadway In reply to Alex

      no. cvt, only.

      about 2 months ago
    • Alex Clement
      Alex Clement

      Does it still burn oil?

      about 2 months ago
    • KRACC
      KRACC

      This thing is gorgeous in person!!

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • charlie ryan
      charlie ryan

      Excellent review 👍🏻

      about 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Zulu Nbuyoke
      Zulu Nbuyoke In reply to Escape ST

      GT500 won’t be a manual though 😕

      about 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
    • Lucas Arthurs
      Lucas Arthurs

      They need to hit the Nurburgring again.

      about 2 months ago
    • davidkosa
      davidkosa

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

      about 2 months ago