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2011 Shelby GT350 gets naturally aspirated engine, automatic gearbox

A few months ago, after the 2011 Ford Mustang was revealed, traditional Ford tuners Shelby decided to showcase the 2011 Shelby Mustang GT350 package at the Barrett-Jackson auction event.

For those who forgot, the car used the same 5.0-liter V8 engine as the 2011 ‘Stang, but added a supercharger that took the output to 500 HP. Besides that, a plethora of performance and handling upgrades were also added, from Ford Racing suspension to the Baer brakes, Borla exhaust or the six-speed manual gearbox.

Now, Shelby revealed that new versions of the GT350 will be made available, sporting a naturally aspirated version of the 5.0-liter V8, capable of 412 HP but also an automatic gearbox. Why the new options? Because the company wants to enter the car into the SCCA racing championship, where superchargers aren’t allowed.

Another big reason, one would assume, is to reduce the price of the Shelby GT350 package. The supercharged one costs $33,995, while the naturally aspirated one around $26,995. As you could have guessed, you still need to buy your 2011 Ford Mustang and ship it to Shelby for the performance package install.

Source: Shelby


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