Ford Mustang Shelby FP350S - off the shelf race auto

Looking for a turnkey race auto to run in Trans Am, NASA, or SCCA?

Ford hasn't released any information about pricing yet, but it does say the FP350S will be available in American dealerships soon.

This Ford Performance product, which isn't legal for the street, was shown today at the 2016 Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis. Like its relatives before it, this turnkey Mustang has at its heart a 5.2-liter, 32-valve V-8 from Ford Performance Parts. It's a new, non-street legal, track-ready race vehicle that Americans can buy at any US Ford dealership.

Ford says the Shelby FP350S is created to run in the Trans Am TA3 and TA4 classes and the T1 and T2 classes of NASA and SCCA club racing. The new Mustang GT4 gets a six-speed sequential gearbox, but the FP350S keeps it old school with a six-speed Tremec manual. The final rear drive ratio is 3.73.

Ford tweaked the exhaust for better flow and inevitably more sound, and also tweaked the suspension, steering and braking systems for track use.

The turn-key, track-ready auto comes equipped with an FIA-compliant roll cage, Sparco safety seat, quick-release steering wheel, data acquisition system, and many performance features - such as a carbon fiber rear wing - that will help you be competitive in amateur race events. The race Mustang rides on 19 x 10.5-inch front wheels and 19 x 11-inch rear wheels.

In terms of aerodynamics, the Shelby FP350S comes with a Ford Performance splitter and a carbon fiber adjustable rear wing. An optional Shelby FP350S custom graphics package will be offered. Inside, it has a six-point FIA-level roll cage, a Sparco racing seat, and a quick-release steering wheel.

The price and availability of the Ford Mustang Shelby FP350S are going to be announced in the near future.

  • Carolyn Briggs