The Price Is Right!
Leaked Shelby GT350 and GT350R pricing reveals big bang for the buck
By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Information definitely wants to be free. If there is something that people want to know about, it seems it will find its way onto the Internet. Over the last several days some of the hotly anticipated pricing for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R leaked out, and the numbers are downright dazzling. If you can score a new Shelby GT350 without a dealer markup, it might just be the performance bargain of a lifetime.
Thanks to some of the SVTP member sleuths we got a complete look at the pricing for all the various options, and these numbers are pretty exciting.
When you consider that the last corner-carving super ’Stang that Ford released—the Boss 302— retailed for around $42,000, the $47,870 base price (900A) for the forthcoming Shelby GT350 seems like a dream come true. When you consider that the modern Mustang GT has already eclipsed the Boss, the Shelby GT350 should set a whole new standard for a road-course-worthy Mustang, which would seem to merit the $6,000 difference.
Of course, if you are going to step up your new GT350 with more handling or more toys, it’s going to cost you. Both the Technology (67T) and Track (60T) packages add full palette of additional options, but they will cost you. Stepping up the tech will set you back another $7,500, while sharpening the handling will add $6,500 to your window sticker.
Now, if dominating the racetrack is in your plans, you’ll want to jump up to the GT350R (920A), and that option will tack on $13,500, but deliver all the carbon fiber, weight reduction, and handling improvements available on this car. If you plan to live a balanced life of street and track driving in your GT350R, you’ll probably want to add back in air conditioning and in-car entertainment. That Electronics Package (67S) option will add another $3,000 and make for the priciest, but most optioned GT350R you can get.
If you are like us, this pricing just makes you want a new Shelby GT350 even more. Your author would dearly love to order a GT350 with the Technology Package. What would you order if you had the means to score the latest Shelby? Peruse the latest order guide below to help make your decision, and join the pricing discussion over on our forums right here.
Shelby GT350 Order Guide Gallery