Ford Shelby GT350 Gets Race-Inspired Shift Light

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford wants to make sure drivers keep their eyes on the road while behind the wheel of the Shelby GT350.

As a result, Ford has introduced the Performance Shift Light Indicator that will be standard on both the Shelby GT350 and GT350R models. The customizable shift light is a heads-up unit that was developed by reimagining existing hardware and provides all the benefits of a shift light while allowing drivers to keep their eyes on the track or road at all times.

Controlled through the driver information center in the gauge cluster, customers can set shift points, light intensity, select from three different modes, or turn the feature off entirely.

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In Tach mode, the amber LEDs will light up sequentially from left to right as the rpms build up. In Track mode, the LEDs will light up from the outside ends to the center until the shift point is reached, then the whole bar flashes. The third option is Drag mode, where the customer sets the shift point and the entire LED light bar stays dark before flashing repeatedly when the engine reaches the preset shift rpm threshold.

Watch a video of the Performance Shift Light Indicator in action below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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