In addition to Ecoboost technology for daily drivers, Ford has also been making a big push for their performance lineup. One of this year’s big debuts was the new Shelby GT 350R Mustang. Essentially, it’s Ford’s response to the track-focused Camaro Z/28. Carbon fiber parts have been liberally applied (including all-carbon wheels), and comes with a 5.2-liter V-8 pumping out at least 500 horsepower.
In 1964, when Lee
Iacocca said, ‘Shelby, I want you to make a sports car out of the
Mustang,’ the first thing I said was, 'Lee, you can’t make a race horse
out of a mule. I don’t want to do it.’ He said, 'I didn’t ask you to
make it; you work for me.’Carroll Shelby