Shelby GT350 & GT350R – New for 2017!

August 17th, 2016 by

ShelbyShelby GT350 and GT350R draw their credentials from their legendary SCCA racing heritage. The Ford Performance team followed Carroll Shelby’s blueprint of transforming a great car into a dominant road racer!


Do you want amazing? Do you crave power and excitement? You’ll get it all with the new 2017 Shelby GT350 and GT350R!


The 5.2 flat-plane crankshaft V8 is unique to Shelby GT350 and GT350R. This machine includes 526 horsepower @ 7500rpm. It offers 429 lb.-ft. of tourque @ 4750rpm. There’s impressive power density with over 101 horsepower per liter of displacement. It has an exceptionally wide power band. It provides peak torque from approximately 3450rpm through 7000rm. It’s paired with TREMEC TR-3160 6-speed manual transmission. The redline is 8250rpm. All we can say is WOW!

The 180-degree flat plane layout permits a cylinder firing order the alternates between the two cylinder banks. This provides evenly spaced exhaust pressure pulses. The outcome is improved breathing that allows the engine to make more power. It also gives GT350 an engine growl all its own. It’s a monster on the track!

New for 2017

ShelbyThe Shelby is designed to be balanced and nimble.  It’s exhilarating! Shelby GT350  and GT350R become even more exciting for 2017. There’s an impressive list of changes and enhancements. Standard feature now included are:

  • Aluminum tower-to-tower brace
  • continuously controlled MagneRide damping system
  • transmission and differential coolers
  • raised decklid spoiler (GT350)




ShelbyNew exterior colors:

The technology Package has been renamed Convenience Package.





TaurusThe Electronics Package is optional on Shelby GT350 and includes:

  • AM/FM stereo/single CD with 9 speakers
  • Dual zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Soft door roller
  • SYNC3
  • Turn signal indicators on exterior side-view mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  •  Voice-activated Navigation System




TaurusThe R-Electronics package is optional on Shelby GT350R. It adds the following:

  • Auxiliary gauges
  • floor mats
  • rear-view camera
  • tire inflator and sealant kit
  • toggle switches







ShelbyFor more information on how you can get behind the wheel, give Beach Automotive a call today!

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