The engineers and designers at Ford Performance are dedicated to creating cars, trucks and utility vehicles that offer customers a higher level of driving performance and heart-pounding excitement. The Shelby is bar none the most revered high-performance variant of the Ford lineup. Shelbys are beautiful, powerful, and all you have to do is look at one to start your heart racing. So when Hermann Salenbauch, global director for Ford Performance vehicle programs, says, "The new Shelby GT350 is our ultimate track Mustang" you know you're in for a treat.

The 2019 Shelby received substantial improvements to better its precision, grip, and aerodynamics. It's a race car, it's street legal, and it's fun to drive. The new Shelby also received great new interior flourishes and tech additions to make it all around a more enjoyable ride. It's comfortable, it's smart, and it's a blast to be in. Let's go over a few of the upgrades made to the 2019 Shelby to better understand just what makes this one "the ultimate."

Acceleration & Aerodynamics
For the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, the Ford Performance team incorporated the newest advances in tire, aerodynamics, and chassis technology to make a faster more capable ride. The team worked with Michelin to develop a new set of tires with a specific GT350 tread pattern and compound that delivers greater grip, which increases acceleration and braking power. Greater aerodynamic efficiency was achieved through the addition of an all-new rear spoiler with an optional Gurney flap and optimized grille closeout. Upgrades including recalibrated springs and revised damping were also made to the standard MagneRide active suspension to amplify the effects achieved by the aforementioned tire and aerodynamic enhancements.

Interior & Exterior
The 2019 Shelby's new cockpit incorporates the latest advanced smart tech features and premium materials to bring a suped-up luxury feel to the powerful race car. Get behind the wheel of a new Shelby and you'll be treated to...

  • machined aluminum instrument panel appliqué;
  • newly designed door panel inserts in dark slate Miko® suede with accent stitching;
  • wrapped center console with rich world-class craftsmanship;
  • Recaro race seats with firm side bolstering and open pass-throughs for safety harnesses (power-adjustable seating is also available with Miko suede inserts);
  • available high-performance, custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by HARMAN;
  • 8-inch SYNC® 3 touch screen with SiriusXM and FordPass™ Connect;
  • dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control; and, for convenience;
  • a universal garage door opener

And for the exterior? The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 has two new color options — Velocity Blue and for the first time ever, Ford Performance Blue. You can amplify the ultimate Shelby's race car look with optional factory-painted over-the-top racing stripes available in high-gloss Shadow Black, Oxford White, and Kona Blue.

Sales of the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 begin early next year and you know what's included with each vehicle? Enrollment in an exclusive, complimentary Ford Performance Track Attack driving program. Make your driving dreams come true, contact our Hilltop Richmond Ford dealer and stay up-to-date on all things Shelby. We'll let you know when to expect the ultimate Shelby on our lot and how you can place a preorder. If you have any questions, just let us know. Hilltop Ford serving Richmond, CA and the entire Bay Area.

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