Shelby American has unveiled its 2013 GT350.
Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the changes aren’t too extensive but include the fitment of Recaro front seats and a redesigned rear valance.
Power continues to come from an upgraded version of the GT’s 5.0 litre V8. Its output is increased from the stock 402 bhp (300 kW / 407 PS) to 430 bhp (320 kW / 435 PS), although this rises to around 450 bhp (335 kW / 456 PS) with the newly-available optional cold air package.
For anyone wanting even more performance, a Ford Racing supercharger can be specified. The result is either 525 bhp (391 kW / 532 PS) or 624 bhp (465 kW / 632 PS), which is getting close to the 662 bhp (493 kW / 671 PS) of the 2013 GT500.
Traditionally, the GT350 has only been offered with a limited paintwork choice, but for the 2013 model year buyers will be able to choose from all of the factory colours offered by Ford for the Mustang. To go with the broader palette, the 19” alloy wheels - which are a new design - come in either a satin black or a bright silver finish.
Various cost options make further personalisation possible, and among these are a glass roof, a Watts linkage rear suspension set-up, a one-piece aluminium driveshaft and a premium leather interior.
Just 350 examples of the 2013 GT350 will be produced. Available as either a coupé or convertible, prices in the United States start from $26,995 for normally aspirated models or $33,995 for those with a supercharger, plus the cost of a base car.
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