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Like any good thrill, the Ford Mustang comes in a variety of flavors. Those shoppers who value looks and comfort over lap times can get either the base V6 or EcoBoost models. If you fancy something a bit hotter, the Mustang GT with the Performance Pack provides plenty of grunt. Stepping past the GT brings you into Shelby territory, and anything with the Cobra badge is sure to please. After bringing us the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, the Shelby GTE, the Shelby GT350R-C, and the Shelby GT4, Ford Performance's newest creation is a track-only Mustang: the Shelby FP350S.

Like most of the other Shelbys, the heart of this car is the brilliant 5.2-liter, flat-plane crank Voodoo V8. Like the Shelby GT350R-C and GT4, the new FP350S is not street legal. The car was designed with NASA and SCCA club racing in mind.

The engine is untouched save for a new oil pan and oil cooler. The FP350S is equipped with the Tremec 3160 manual transmission and features a 3.73 final drive ratio and a Torsen differential. The chassis has been stiffened with seam welds, and a six-point FIA-spec roll cage has been fitted. The driver sits in a Sparco FIA-compliant seat with a Sabelt harness, and will pilot the thing through a quick release steering wheel. The electronic power steering has been modified by Ford Performance.

Underneath, the FP350S rides on Sachs coilovers and dampers with adjustable caster/camber plates. The brakes have been upgraded to AP Racing Radi-CAL six-piston calipers with two-piece 372mm rotors in the front and four-piston calipers with two-piece 340mm rotors in the rear with a Ford Performance ABS system. The car comes standard with 19 x 10.5-inch front and 19 x 11-inch rear wheels, with a forged 18 x 11-inch race wheel package available as an option.

Additional bits include a MOTEC data acquisition system, front and rear tow hooks, a Ford performance carbon-matrix splitter, and an APR Performance carbon fiber adjustable rear wing.

Pricing hasn't been announced, but the Shelby FP350S will be available for order at dealerships soon.

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