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First Drive

Driving the $250,000 reincarnation of Shelby’s GT40-powered Mustang

Driving the reincarnation of Shelby's GT40-powered Mustang.

Track Test

It's a million bucks worth of fun for just $250,000

One hundred miles per hour, 6,000 rpm. I shift up to fourth gear at the start/finish line and return the throttle to the floor. The 289 cubic inch V8 revs quickly, feels great over four grand, and sings a sweet howl from the Mustang's side-exiting exhaust. We're at Willow Springs Raceway driving a 1965 Shelby GT350 Competition model, a brand-new build constructed by the Original Venice Crew, with license from both Carroll Shelby Licensing and the Ford Motor Company. And I'm four-wheel-drifting i