Ford will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby GT350 Mustang by auctioning the first production unit of the new-generation car available to the public for charity at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, January 17th, 2015.
All proceeds will benefit JDRF, a leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. In fact, team members involved in the design and development of the Shelby GT350 will sign the car in appreciation of the donations to JDRF.
As you know, the Shelby GT350 is returning to Ford showrooms as the most innovative and track-capable Mustang in history. It is powered by a 5.2L V8 engine that puts out more than 500 horsepower and a torque peak of more than 400 lb-ft – making it the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever.
“The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “From the all-new independent suspension (a first for a Shelby) to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing