Bettering the Best
Ford Performance Parts is developing a host of Shelby GT350 upgrades
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance
Hopefully you enjoyed our in-depth look at the work that Ford Performance engineers put into developing the Shelby GT350’s efficient intake manifold. Via the use of computer-aided engineering, they were able to create a scroll-style intake that supports 526 horsepower in the GT350, fits under the stock hood, and makes for a great bolt-on upgrade for the Voodoo 5.2 engine’s 5.0-liter Coyote cousins.
In the process of researching the intake story with Ford Performance Parts engineer Dave Born, we discovered that the engineers at FPP have a few upgrades headed our way, including some larger throttle bodies to make the GT350 manifold even more effective. It turns out that these bigger throttle bodies aren’t all the factory’s hot-rodding division has in store for us. They actually have quite a few upgrades in development for owners of the Shelby GT350.
Yes, while some purists consider it perfect right off the dealer lot, there are many of us—we are looking at you SVTP readers—that might want even more performance out of the factory’s top-tier Mustang. For that group, we have a lot of good news…
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