2011 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang churns out 624hp

Sunday, October 10, 2010

2011 Shelby GT350 Ford Mustang 624hpShelby American wrings up to 624 hp out of Ford's 5.0-liter V8 with a supercharger for the GT350 Mustang.

Mustang customizer Shelby American has locked in the engine-output ratings of GT350 package and frosted the cake with the addition of a 624-hp variant.

Buyers of a Shelby American GT350 Mustang can choose from a range of power ratings--from the Ford factory-standard 412 hp (key for those who want to run the car in SCCA competition), a 430-hp naturally aspirated version, a 525-hp supercharged version and the 624-hp R tune.

Shelby American, based in Las Vegas, is the car-customizing firm founded by Carroll Shelby.

The GT350 begins life as a white 2011 Ford Mustang GT. Shelby American takes the car and makes extensive changes to the exterior, powertrain and suspension while refitting the interior.

In addition to the cost of the Mustang GT, you'll spend $26,995 for the GT350 package with the naturally aspirated Ford 5.0-liter V8. Selecting the Whipple supercharged option adds $33,995 to the cost of the Mustang GT. And if you want to go all the way to the R tune and 624 hp, write the check for $34,745.

Press Release:
  • 2011 Shelby GT350 supercharge package has 525 HP; normally aspirated has 430 HP
  • 624 horsepower optional
  • All 2011 GT350s are built at the Las Vegas facility and documented in the official Shelby Registry
LAS VEGAS – October 7, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) has released the official performance specs of the supercharged and normally aspirated post title packages for the Shelby GT350, as well as a new higher horsepower option for the 5.0 liter powered car. With up to 624 horsepower on tap via an optional “R” tune, the 2011 Shelby GT350 is one of the most powerful limited production cars in the world.
The normally aspirated GT350 is available in standard Ford Mustang GT trim for SCCA racing or 430 in the optional tune. The standard supercharged version is rated at 525 horsepower while the “R” tune option delivers 624 horsepower. All versions include Shelby performance suspension, brake, tire/wheel, and interior and exterior styling enhancements that make the GT350 as fast on the curves as it is in the straightaways.
In addition to the optional “R” tune for the supercharger, Shelby American will offer a solid blue painted hood stripes as well as finished rear bumper stripes. A Watts link rear suspension, upgraded stereo, track-oriented brakes and other options are also available on the Shelby.
Standard GT350 package components include:
• Shelby/Ford Racing/Whipple black finish supercharger (supercharged version only)
• Shelby/Ford Racing suspension
• Shelby Caster camber plate kit
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston front brake kit with exclusive nickel anodized finish
• Shelby/Baer ERADISPEED rear rotor and brake pad upgrade
• Front and rear brake duct and cooling kit
• Shelby/Borla unique center exit exhaust
• Shelby/Cragar 19″ alloy wheels shod with Goodyear performance tires
• Front fascia including traditional “running pony” badge
• Rear fascia including exclusive GT350 45th anniversary badge
• Unique tail light trim
• Rear deck lid filler panel
• Side Rockers with functional integrated brake cooling ducts
• Exclusive GT350 Guardsman Blue vinyl over-the-top and side stripes
• “Powered by Ford” fender mounted badges
• Serialized engine plate
• Shelby Engine cap set
• Serialized Dash plate with Shelby GT350 sequential serial number
• A-Pillar mounted gauge package
• Embroidered Carroll Shelby Signature front seat headrests
• Exclusive GT350 45th anniversary embroidered front floor mats
• Shelby GT350 45th Anniversary windbreaker jacket
• Carroll Shelby signed passenger airbag cover (subject to availability)
Optional equipment:
• Polished supercharger
• Shelby/Baer 6 piston rear brake upgrade
• Watts link rear suspension
• Goodyear street race tire package
• Painted over the top and side stripe kit
• Shelby/Kicker premium sound system
• Leather seating surfaces with contrasting stitching and red/white/blue insert on front seats
• Tone on tone embroidered GT350 on seat backs
• Console cover and shift boot