Shelby GT350 Mustang Wins A KBB ‘Best Resale Value’ Award

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The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang has won a 2017 “Best Resale Value” award from Kelley Blue Book in the high-performance car category. Not that you’d ever dare sell yours if you had one.

For 2017, Ford improved upon an already-great Shelby GT350 by granting it standard MagneRide magnetorheological dampers, transmission and differential coolers, an aluminum strut brace, and everything else that was offered with the now-defunct Track Pack. It still offers the same awesome, 5.2-liter “Voodoo” V8, which cranks out more than 100 horsepower per liter thanks to a stratospheric, 8,250-RPM redline and an exotic flat-plane crankshaft.

It’s likely the very knowledge that the Shelby GT350’s Voodoo V8 is such a special, limited-time engine that keeps resale values high – although as we learned last December, the model will continue through at least the 2018 model year. Ford’s decision to use a flat-plane crank in the limited-production V8 engine was big news, as this crankshaft design more frequently associated with high-priced exotics from the likes of Ferrari than with an “everyman’s” sportscar like the Ford Mustang.

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Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value awards are given based on projected residual values during the initial 5-year ownership period. Those projections are informed by statistical models incorporating data from millions of car sales.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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