Ford Performance has revealed the Shelby FP350S, which is eligible to compete in Trans Am, NASA, and SCCA club racing events.
Based off the Shelby GT350, the track-only model receives an updated 5.2-liter V-8 engine prepared by Ford Performance Parts. No mention was made of horsepower, but the standard Shelby GT350 produces 526 ponies and redlines at a shrieking 8,200 rpm.
Other upgrades include an FIA-compliant roll cage, Tremec 3160 manual transmission, race-oriented exhaust, and special suspension components including electric steering calibrations and an ultra-high-performance brake system. The unibody chassis has been made stronger thanks to seam welding. Adorning the exterior is a Ford Performance splitter as well as an adjustable rear wing constructed from carbon fiber.
Nineteen-inch wheels come standard, but buyers can opt for a package with 18-inch forged race wheels. Custom exterior graphics are also optional. Inside the cabin, look for FIA-compliant Sparco racing seats and a quick-release steering wheel.
The car is the latest in a series of turn-key race cars from Ford Performance. Last year, Ford released the Mustang GT350R-C, which later went on to win this year’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Ford then revealed the Mustang GT4 based off that car, built to compete in a wide variety of racing series including IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge, and the GT4 European Series.
Ford didn’t reveal exactly when to expect the FP350S, only saying it will “soon” be available to order at Ford dealerships throughout the U.S.
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