The most recent Shelby-badged car to which the world was introduced was, of course, the magnificent 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Its supercharged engine put out a physics-defying 662 HP at the crank… But was the suspension as good as the power output?
That’s a thoroughly subjective question, but many would say no; the solid rear-axle common to just about every production Mustang of yore is simply an outdated, obsolete design.
Enter the 2015 Ford Mustang and its ballistic missile counterpart: the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Finally, the Mustang’s rear suspension is befitting of a 21st century pony car, and while the Shelby GT350’s flat-plane crank V8 and its 8,200 RPM red line may consume all the headlines, we rather think that how the car’s arse is suspended over the rear wheels is just as important.
So, to demonstrate that Ford Performance put in an appropriate number of man-hours to make the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 turn as well as it scoots, here’s a video of just some of the car’s testing regimen, at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR). We can’t tell you how quickly the new Shelby GT350 lapped the “American Nürburgring” – and chances are, the folks at Ford Performance doen’t have an official lap time themselves. But we can tell you that the new Shelby’s suspension sounds like a properly well-designed thing.
Better yet, why not let Ford Performance tell you themselves: