The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will live on past the 2018 model year, it seems, receiving a facelift for 2019 like the one given to the standard S550 Ford Mustang this year. Supporting evidence came late last week when a photo of a Ford oil chart for 2020 was shared to the forums at Mustang6G, showing “5.2L Mustang GT350” listed toward the bottom of the sheet – just above “5.2L Supercharged Mustang GT500“, no less.
The Shelby GT350 Mustang’s continuation was cast in doubt when it emerged that the car would not be updated for 2018 like the non-Shelby Mustang models. Well, there’s that, and the fact that the Mustang guys seem to have their plates full, what with a new Shelby GT500, Bullitt Edition, and possibly a Mach 1 and/or Boss 302 all on the way.
We don’t expect the 2019 Shelby GT350’s engine to change much from the current 5.2-liter Voodoo V8 with flat-plane crankshaft, although Ford Performance could grace the motor with dual injection like the new Coyote has. That would almost certainly mean a bump in power from the current 526 horses.
What we do expect to see: a new dual-clutch transmission option.
Expect to see the updated Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang break cover sometime next year, possibly even as early as the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Stay tuned.