Shelby Automobiles has announced a brand-new “Styling Package” for 2016+ Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang models, promising to help bolster the cars’ fashion sense with bespoke wheels, a new tail panel, billet engine caps, signature side stripes, and more.
Shelby’s new Styling Package is “Coming Soon,” according to the company’s online store, with a price tag of $6,499. For that, you get a set of lightweight, flow-formed Shelby Venom wheels wrapped in high-performance rubber that allow you to keep your factory wheels and tires tucked away to avoid damage. You also get a set of side stripes wearing the “Shelby” and “GT350” or “GT350R” names, an injection-molded “Shelby” tail panel to occupy the space between the taillights, a set of floor mats, billet engine caps, and a serialized plaque.
It’s possible that there’s more to the package than just those items; the Shelby Store says “a complete list of package components and options” will be available soon, and $6,499 seems steep for a $1,740 set of wheels, some tires, and a few other nic nacs.
It’s also worth noting that Shelby’s flow-formed Venom wheels are somewhat heftier than the GT350R’s carbon-fiber pieces, although they compare favorably to the aluminum wheels on the regular Shelby GT350. Still, they range from 22.4 to 24.7 pounds per wheel, depending on size, versus 18 pounds for the GT350R’s carbon pieces, and they allow you to keep those special, expensive CF wheels safe from harm.
Is that necessarily worth the price of admission? We’ll let you decide.