Ford made cosmetic changes to the 2018 Mustang and Mustang GT but not to the Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R. The Shelby GTs only got a few new paint colors for 2018. The GT350 and GT350R might not have gotten any rousing updates because Ford has been focusing all of their efforts on a new racehorse for the stable. The new Shelby GT500 is fast approaching the production line.
How many trim options are there for the 2018 Shelby?
Well, technically the Shelby GT350 and GT350R are Ford Mustang trim levels.
Is there room for five people in the Mustang Shelby?
There actually isn't a back seat in the Shelby GT350 and GT350R. There is only room for two - the driver and one passenger.
How much does the 2018 Mustang Shelby cost?
MSRP for the 2018 Mustang Shelby GT350 is $57,145, and for the GT350R it's $64,645.
What sort of gas mileage does the 2018 Shelby get?
The 2018 Mustang Shelby doesn't get good gas mileage. It is a muscle car, after all. It only gets 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Does the 2018 Mustang Shelby come with a good stereo system?
The 2018 Shelby GT350 comes with a six-speaker sound system that includes an AM/FM stereo and CD player. It also comes with Ford's SYNC system and two smart-charging USB Ports. You can upgrade to a nine-speaker system, Sirius XMRadio and SYNC 3. The Shelby GT350R doesn't have a standard stereo system. You can add the nine-speaker sound system with AM/FM stereo and CD player, Sirius XMRadio, SYNC 3 and two smart-charging USB ports. An 8" LCD TouchScreen, AppLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a voice-activated touchscreen Navigation System with Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link are also available.
Is there any difference between the 2017 and 2018 Shelby Mustang?
The only change is the addition of three new paint colors. The new color options are Orange Fury, Kona Blue, and Lead Foot Gray.
What size engine does the Mustang Shelby come with?
Both the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R come with a 5.2-L TiVCT V8 with a Flat Plane Crank. The transmission is a TREMEC six-speed manual.
Does the 2018 Shelby have any new, hi-tech safety equipment?
The Mustang Shelby doesn't come with the hi-tech safety features that Ford includes in most of their vehicles. It does come loaded with airbags, though. There are front-seat and side-impact airbags, the Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger, Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags and an SOS Post-Crash Alert System. The GT350 comes with a standard rearview camera. The rearview camera isn't standard in the GT350R, but it is an available option.
Isn't there supposed to be a new Mustang Shelby GT in 2018?
The big, bad Mustang Shelby GT500 has been in the works for well over a year now. An early prototype was spotted back in August 2016. The preproduction process is progressing nicely, though. Test mule sightings are being reported fairly regularly now with the most recent being just two weeks ago. It was spied back in July benchmarking a Porsche 911 GT3. The GT500 looks and sounds very impressive. Unfortunately, Ford is frustratingly tight-lipped about this newest racehorse.
So far, rumor has it that the GT500 will be powered by a forced-induction V-8 or a twin-turbo 5.0-L Coyote V-8. Although, it could get a supercharged 5.2-L Voodoo V-8. We do know Ford had to make extra room for the motor by bumping up the center of the hood. The engine they end up with is expected to produce right around 700 hp. The standard transmission will probably be a six-speed manual. A ten-speed automatic will likely be an option. Hopefully, this will all be decided very soon. The GT500 is still expected to be available toward the end of 2018.