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Last Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Has Rolled Off The Assembly Line

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As Ford Authority was the first to report back in April of last year, the current-gen Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has officially been discontinued by Ford, a fact that it confirmed last fall. Effectively replaced by the 2021 Mach 1, the GT350 will undoubtedly come back one day, as it has done in the past, but when that will happen is anyone’s guess. Regardless, for now, Ford Authority has confirmed with Mustang spokesperson Berj Alexanian that the last Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 rolled off the line at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant late last year.

Production of the last Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is indeed a somber moment, though the arrival of the Mach 1, which will reportedly “hang” with the GT350 on the track, is somewhat of a consolation prize. But fans of the GT350 and its beloved flat-plane crank, naturally-aspirated 5.2L Voodoo V8 won’t likely be as thrilled to see it go.

As we reported recently, the future of the Voodoo is currently unclear. The 5.2L Predator V8 in the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 does share its displacement and some components with the Voodoo, but it lacks the flat-plane crank that gives the Voodoo its signature sound that has endeared so many enthusiasts who’ve come to love the special engine and its performance potential.

Ford is seemingly content to move on with the Predator and its also-beloved 5.0L Coyote V8, a special version of which powers the new Mach 1. But many enthusiasts would love to at least see the Ford Voodoo live on in crate motor form if nothing else. The question is, will Ford actually offer it to consumers in that way?

That remains to be seen, as does the future of the GT350. Perhaps we’ll see the Shelby return when the next-gen Ford Mustang launches, which is expected to happen in 2022 as a 2023 model. But recent rumors suggest that it won’t be long before the Mustang goes all-electric, so it’s quite possible that we’ve seen the last new ICE-powered GT350 that’ll ever be made. And if that proves true, it’ll make the last-gen model even more special than it already was.

We’ll have more on the future of the GT350 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news, Mustang Shelby GT350 news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Dave Mathers

    I would be willing to bet that in fifty years the GT350 will be much more valuable than a GT500 from the same model year. The incredible music put out by the flat crank engine is euphoric!!

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  2. Roy Chile’s

    The 2015-20 Shelby GT350 and GT350R are cool Ponies due the unique sound of that flat plane crank 5.2 Voodoo engine. My personal favorite are the 2011-2012 Shelby GT350 due the unique rear end and 5.0 SuperChargered Coyote. I’d be willing to bet the 2011-2014 will be highly collectibles because all where build in house at Shelby American. Which still cost more than the 2011-2014 GT500 today

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  3. Bob Lee

    Living in the rural area at the tip of the thumb in Michigan, 20 miles to the nearest stop light, is the perfect place to own and drive my 2020 Heritage Edition GT350! Tacking it up at all the stop signs is music in the wilderness! My neighbors know when I’m returning from town with my newspaper each morning … downshifting is a beautiful experience with the “VooDoo” engine singing its song!

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