Track-only Mustang uses a Ford Performance-built 5.2-litre V8
Sam Sheehan
13 December 2016

This is the Ford Shelby FP350S Mustang, a track-only model that’s been developed for racing and is due to go on sale in the US soon.

Based on the V8 Shelby Mustang and featuring a Ford Performance-built 5.2-litre V8, the FP350S Mustang will be eligible to compete in the Trans Am, National Auto Sport Association and Sports Car Club of America racing events from 2017.

No power outputs have been released for the model, but its flat-plane crank engine will have links to the 5.2-litre unit of the road-going Shebly GT350R that produces 526bhp and 429lb ft, so expect outputs of the racing model to increase on these slightly.

The car is being offered as ready to race, meaning it conforms to US and FIA legislation and can therefore be entered into competition without further modification.

Its structure gets a six-point FIA-compliant roll cage and the engine works with a beefed-up Tremec manual transmission with an integrated oil pump. The engine breathes through an unrestricted exhaust and is controlled by a Motec data acquisition system.

The car sits on 19in wheels as standard, but lighter 18in forged items are available as an option. The bodywork features custom panels, a Ford Performance splitter and an adjustable carbonfibre rear wing.

No pricing has been released at this stage, and the only confirmed market for the model is North America, where buyers will be able to purchase a car through regular Ford dealerships.

If the car is offered in other countries, buyers will likely have to organise their purchase through Ford Performance itself.

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13 December 2016
quote from the article " road-going Shebly GT350R that produces 526bhp and 429lb ft, so expect outputs of the racing model to increase on these slightly." so one begs the question what is "slightly" my guess would be around 600bhp otherwise its not going to be competitive enough in the company it wishes to keep on track

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