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 |  May 06 2010, 3:54 PM


One of the greatest “oh s***” moments you can have as a car enthusiast is when you find out that the awesome, expensive modification you’ve done to your car puts you into a more difficult class in a competitive driving event – or worse, ends up getting you disqualified.

With a large contingent of customers who are also competitive racers, Shelby had to take these sorts of regulations when developing their new Ford Mustang-based GT350. The GT350 was originally slated to be based on the 2011 Mustang 5.0 with an added supercharger, a combination that’s too awesome for words. Unfortunately, the supercharger would have made it ineligible for events sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America, so Shelby was forced to backtrack.

A competition legal variant is now available, sans supercharger, but with the upgraded suspension, brake and tire components. A six-speed automatic is also an option (the supercharged car comes only with a six-speed manual) but we can’t see too many people opting for the slushbox.

The GT350 treatment will cost an additional $26,995 on top of a 2011 Mustang GT and is only available in the best color combination ever white with blue racing stripes.