When the new Shelby GT350 was introduced last year, SCCA Club Racers let out a collective groan. The SCCA does not allow aftermarket supercharging or turbocharging to a factory motor, hence the supercharged GT350 was ineligible for SCCA competition. Shelby American is a big believer in the adage “win on Sunday, sell on Monday”, so they’ve announced a version of the GT350 that incorporates the original car’s suspension and braking upgrades, but leaves Ford’s 412 horsepower V8 untouched. The new car will be eligible for SCCA competition, and will even come in an automatic version for customers that prefer not to row their own gears.
The Shelby GT350 get a new front fascia, tail light trim, front splitter, rear deck lid fill and rear fascia. Ford Racing struts, sway bars and adjustable camber plates help dial in the handling, while six-piston front calipers and 14 inch rotors help with rapid deceleration. Customers can order a GT350 in any color combination they want, as long as it is white with Shelby Guardsman blue stripes. Want a one? You’ll need to ship your 2011 Mustang GT to Shelby American in Las Vegas, where the SCCA-approved, naturally aspirated conversion will set you back an additional $26,995. Don’t care about SCCA competition and want the full-meal-deal GT350 with the blower? That’ll be $33,995 plus your donor Mustang GT.