As Peter Parker’s late uncle once famously said: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Acquiring the latest Ford Shelby GT350 or GT350R Mustang is only half of the battle; learning to wield it properly is the trick.
That’s where Ford’s Shelby GT350 “Track Attack” program comes in, free to any customer of the 2016 Shelby GT350 or GT350R. Motor Authority reports that new owners will have the opportunity to take a day-long performance driving course at the Utah Motorsports Campus in Utah – formerly the Miller Motorsports Park – starting in April, with professional instruction from a Ford Performance driving instructor.
The Track Attack program will feature time in the classroom as well as on the race track, although participants will have to cover their own transportation and lodging expenses. Apart from learning about their own Shelby GT350 Mustangs, customers will also get the chance to slide in behind the wheel of a race-prepped Boss 302 and Mustang GT for a few laps.
“We want owners to really understand the car’s capabilities, so we are going to give them the opportunity to learn how to really enjoy the Shelby in a fun and safe environment,” said Ford Performance Marketing Manager Jim Owens. “By putting them behind the wheel of one of our Shelbys at the Ford Performance Racing School, owners will have a good sense of what this car can really do.”