During the recent unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, we saw the car in both V6 and GT form, but we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see the successor to the Shelby GT500. In the meantime, though, it looks like SVTPerformance.com has confirmed reports that this high-performance model will bring the Shelby GT350 name back to Ford.

According to the forum post, a user found the Shelby GT350 name on a Ford promo website listing its 2015 lineup. The Shelby GT350 name was first used on a Mustang back in 1965, and most recently it has been a model created for customers as a post-title purchase by Shelby American. As for that car, Shelby confirmed earlier in the year that its GT350 would be phased out at the end of this month.

The million-dollar question for Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts is when we'll see next factory Shelby GT350. Last we heard it was planned for a debut at the New York Auto Show. We've included our previous spy shots of this hi-po, sixth-gen Mustang, and we've also captured it on spy video showing off its exhaust note.


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      Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      The GT350 was considered a track car compared to the GT500, for those of you...
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        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        It's strange that you associate "GT500" with Shelby, but not "Cobra"... since Shelby came up with both names.
          Michael Sexton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          When did he use it for a Mustang? I thought he used it for the AC Cobra.... Ford used it for the Mustang.
          Michael Sexton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          I was wrong about 1 thing. The Mustang was first called a cobra in 1976. Check you facts. I think this is the term you lived to use...... MORON.... LOL.
          Michael Sexton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          Aaron why do t you just go look it up. I went back and looked it up just to make sure I was t mistaken. Maybe you should try it. It's okay to be wrong. I admitted I was wrong. When I said 74 was the year cobra was used on the Mustang and it was 76. Please provide a like that says all shelbys mustangs are called cobras cobras.
          Michael Sexton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          Uh, your wrong, check your facts. The original gt350s were shelbys only. The cobras were the AC 289 and 427 sportsman's. I guess he used the name later for the newer mustangs. And I've told you before idiot, I go by stomp and steer when I'm on my other device moron. So enter that in you little log book that you keep on bloggers. I don't want t to have to correct your fat a** again..... Got it.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
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          Michael Sexton
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ngiotta
          im ptetty sure 74 was the fist year cobra was used on the mustang.the lowly mustang ll.but i dont think the name shelby was used at the same time. i could be wrong though.....
      robert
      • 1 Year Ago
      The difference was the GT350 was a small block,the GT500 a big block. I guess that doesn't mater anymore.
      rmt_1
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the Mustang seen in the spy video was indeed a prototype for the GT350, then the GT350 will be likely powered by a naturally-aspirated version of the 5.8L V8 used in the GT500 or perhaps a bored & stroked version of the 5.0L Coyote V8 (which could explain the rumored 5.4L engine size), since there was no characteristic sound from any form of forced-induction. The video's sound wasn't the best, but it was clear enough to make me doubt the use of a flat-plain crankshaft for this engine; it basically sounded just like any other Mustang GT and not like something more "Ferrari"esque in pitch. Overall, I see a Mustang equivalent to the Camaro Z-28 with room for a much more powerful variant to fill the massive shoes left behind by the GT500. No big surprises, but very few details.
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      stupid...... it will nevr be as good as the camero ever
        Chris
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andrew
        Oh yeah, and I'll bet my dad can beat up your dad. Seriously. How old are you? 12?
      Michael Sexton
      • 1 Year Ago
      So the Mustang is now going to be a track car now? Boy, the Mustang fan boys must be pissed off. Their whole argument was that nobody roadraced. Drag racing was where the Mustang was king. I guess it's time for Ford to follow the leader.... I guess to be a global car it has to actually handle on all types of roads. Welcome to the real world where stop light to stop light isn't the top priority. That is if you're over 16.
        Aftrbrnr
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Sexton
        So you're basically going by a bunch of stereotypes to assume the Mustang is a drag race only car? That would be like me using the old "Camaro owners are rednecks" argument. The Mustang has participated in non-drag racing competition since the beginning, I believe upon release in 1964 the car raced in a European rally, and then of course there is the legendary Trans Am series in the '70s. If you look up the current American Iron and Grand Am racing series where both the current Camaro and Mustang are competing now, the Mustang is doing much better than the Camaro which I think is pretty amazing given the disadvantages of a live-rear axle.
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        @Michael Sexton
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        stonehunte
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Michael Sexton
        For 99.9% of buyers, their cars will never see a road course race track. The cars will be mostly street drivers. I enjoy hitting corners hard in my car as much or more than hard acceleration. As I've gotten older though, I've come to realize that hitting corners hard even on an old country road is far more dangerous than accelerating hard. There is plenty of places on the road that you can have some fun with acceleration, while being able to see what hazards are ahead of you. Hualing ass around corners on a country road, means you probably can't see what's around that corner and you could easily kill someone or your self in a split second. For the majority of us that don't live close to a road course or cannot risk putting a $20K + car at risk on one, there just is no good options for spirited corner driving. So ask yourself, who is the immature one. The person flying around a blind corner or the person accelerating hard onto an open freeway?
      Haji
      • 1 Year Ago
      so the new GT500 will be named GT350? thats a massive downsizing ...
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        @Haji
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      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope that's not the case as I was hoping for the GT500 successor to be called Cobra. Seeing that most sporty cars out there these days have names made of some cluster of letters and numbers, Cobra would stand out a lot more than GT350 would. From a numerical standpoint, it seems odd that the successor of the GT500 would be the GT350, like kind of a step back. It'd be kind of like calling the G35 successor the G34 instead of the G37. I mean if they want to stick to the Shelby GT naming then why not just call it the GT500, or GT700 or something? Furthermore, the GT500 and GT350 have coexisted a couple of times during the Mustang's history which would make this move even more perplexing to me that it's suddenly now its successor. Lastly, and please correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't the 350 below the 500 originally? And can someone please tell me the significance of the number 350?
        Scott
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris
        The GT350 came first in '65 with a 289cu in v8; it's called the GT350 because the distance from Shelby's office to the production facility at Los Angeles Int'l Airport was 350yds.....srsly! The GT500 was introduced in '67 with a 428cu in CobraJet engine....more powerful, faster, etc. Both remained in production until 1970.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Scott
          That's pretty interesting as I never knew that's how the GT350 got its name. Thanks for the clarification.
        Log Cabin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris
        whatever dude. gt500 is just a beast trying to compete with the ss camaro. GT350 would compete with the z28 and if they bring back The Boss would spank 'em both.
          Chris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Log Cabin
          "Whatever dude"? According to this rumor, the GT350 would be the successor to the GT500. Do you not find anything strange about that? I stated my reasoning above, and for whatever reason, got down voted for it as if I'm some idiot troll. Aside from the order the numbers fall in, why would you slot the GT350 above that of the GT500, when the latter has already established itself as the baddest Mustang of them all since 2007 when it was reintroduced? With that said, I could definitely get behind bringing back the "Boss" name because, like "Cobra", "Boss" is imposing and commands respect to where as "GT350" just sounds rather humble and generic by comparison, especially with all of the other alphanumeric names out there these days.
        geraldm
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris
        350 was how many feet from the office to the assembly shop back in 1965! Had nothing to do with horsepower .Strange but true fact !!
        RKKett
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris
        The original GT 350 had 305 horsepower out of a 289 cu in engine. I guess they thought GT 350 sounded more powerful than GT 305 and almost every high performance american car had at least 350 cu in.
      mitytitywhitey
      • 1 Year Ago
      Perhaps coincidence that the SHO's engine is 350 centiliters?
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      GT350 sounds like a step down from GT500; if they're going to continue using the Shelby GT### moniker, it might as well be GT500. But why continue using the name at all? Nostalgia, maybe, but as has been noted previously Shelby American has nothing to do with production of the car anyway. Personally, I'm getting really sick of alphanumerics across the industry; I was hoping for the return of "SVT Cobra" for the new Mustang.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cool.
      Brian Meissen
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who takes a picture of their computer screen with a camera?
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        @Brian Meissen
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          prince_david
          • 1 Year Ago
          You can photoshop text then take a pic of your computer screen
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