Rumors that the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang would carry on through the 2018 model year have persisted for some time, but there has so far been precious little in the way of proof.
Until now: website Mustang6G has managed to obtain an official-looking communiqué to Ford dealers urging them to enroll for Shelby GT350 allotments by no later than February 27th, 2017.
The Ford dealer note goes on to state that the only changes between the 2017 and 2018 model years will pertain to exterior colors. “All other functional, exterior and interior content will be carryover from 2017MY,” says the note. “Final color lineup will be announced at a later date.” Referring to info from early dealer ordering systems, Mustang6G anticipates that the 2018 Shelby GT350’s color lineup will include Kona Blue, plus new colors like “Lead Foot Gray” and “Orange Fury.”
The 2018 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang isn’t expected to incorporate any of the changes – cosmetic or otherwise – planned for the refreshed, 2018 Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost. Whether the GT350 will soldier on past the 2018 model year is still unknown.