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.

Ford Mustang Ecoboost sales to catch up with V8

Our Verdict

Ford Mustang V8 Fastback

The Ford Mustang is available in the UK in right-hand drive for the first time, but does the rest of this American muscle car fit the UK car scene?

Join the debate


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

what's life without imagination

13 December 2016
Stay at home mom Kelly Richards from New York after resigning from her full time job managed to average from $6000-$8000 a month from freelancing at home… This is how she done

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, HERE ►WWW.ebiz3.COM


Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new Vantage has been developed as a Porsche 911 beater, and our first taste on UK roads suggests it can live up to that bold claim
  • Nissan Leaf Tekna
    The is the new Nissan Leaf
    First Drive
    21 March 2018
    The new version of the world's best-selling electric car gains a bigger battery and more power. How does it compare to rivals such as the Volkswagen e-Golf?
  • Range Rover p400e
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    The original luxury SUV is now available as a plug-in hybrid, promising lower emissions and the capacity for silent electric motoring
  • BMW i3s
    Car review
    20 March 2018
    Revised hatchback sets out its range-extended electric stall in a new, sportier tune
  • BMW X2
    This is the new BMW X2
    First Drive
    20 March 2018
    Doesn’t deliver many typical crossover selling points but looks perky, handles keenly and is well capable of winning over your latent cynic