Here is the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition to help celebrate 55 years of speed. The partnership between Ford and Carroll Shelby was most recently seen in the film “Ford v Ferrari,” but the FT40 Le Mans winner and its progeny were only part of that relationship. In 1965, the GT40 racing and development driver Ken Miles competed in a 1965 Mustang GT350 fastback. To help celebrate the 55th anniversary, Ford will offer the Shelby GT350 and GT350R in a limited Heritage Edition featuring the exact livery as Miles’ racing coupe.
Just like the original race car, both models are finished in Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes with “GT350” rocker lettering on the flanks. White and blue not only pays homage to Miles’ race car, but the colors have always been associated with racing in the United States. Jim Owens, Mustang marketing manager, said, “Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-1960’s was so important to Mustang. With their authentic exterior livery and unique appointments and performance Ken could have dreamed of, the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R Heritage Edition Package vehicles are a meaningful way to pay tribute.”
The 2020 Ford Mustang GT350 and GT350R Heritage Editions are powered by a 5.2-liter, cross-plane crank V8 producing 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. The cars get the livery, plus Heritage Edition exterior and interior badging, and the GT350R models will have all-black seats with red stitching. The GT350 had several updates for the 2019 model year, including suspension geometry and tuning changes, and aerodynamic upgrades. This remodel coincided with the introduction of the supercharged GT350.
The Heritage Edition package will cost $1,965 to add on to either Ford Mustang GT350 variants. The 2020 GT350 starts at $61,535 and the GT350R at $74,530. Ford says they are open to take orders and deposits now.