Ford celebrates the Ken Miles, GT350 legacy with Heritage Edition upgrades

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Miles made Shelby GT350 an instant legend when he led him to victory at the Green Valley Raceway in Texas on February 14, 1965. To mark 55 years since the Shelby GT350 arrived on the world's roads and racetracks, Ford is introducing a Heritage Edition to the 2020 Mustang line up.

"Looking back on it, what Ford and Carroll Shelby created back in the mid-'60s was so important to the Mustang", declared Jim Owens, the pony car's marketing manager. Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R are proudly built with foreign and domestic parts at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.

There are Mustangs, and then there are Shelby Mustangs.

The win immediately established the Ford Mustang as a capable high-performance racing machine.

If your movie hype wears off by then, not to worry-you still have the prospect of the rare white Mustang with blue stripes to entice you. These are carbon-copy nods to the race-spec GT350 from 1965.

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Now for 2020, Ford will produce a limited amount of Heritage Edition fastbacks in the same Wimbledon White with the Guardsman Blue striping as an homage to the original Shelby-developed Mustang GT350. In addition to the unique paint color and stripes, you also get the Guardsman Blue badge on the back and a unique badge from the dashboard inside the auto. Plus all the GT350R models will feature all-black seats with red accent stitching, according to Ford.

The thing that makes both the Shelby GT350 and GT350R so special is the magnificent flat-crank V8 motor, which revs to an astonishing 8,250 rpm. Without a blower, you'll need to explore a higher rev range to feel some serious push, but that's what this engine is about. This track-ready vehicle will offer an awesome growl and show to be comfortable on the street thanks to the MagneRide suspension which offers wonderful aerodynamic components resulting in improved ride, stability and handling for both road and track, according to Ford.

Ford wants to refresh your memory with an all-new 2020 "Heritage" package for its Shelby GT 350 and 350R 'Stangs. Just add $1,965 (around P99,580 ) to the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350's $60,440 (roughly P3.06 million) or GT350R's $73,435 (about P3.72 million) price tag.

Ford dealers are already accepting orders for Heritage Edition cars, and the word & # 39; around the campfire is that the Blue Oval is treating this as a limited edition, so if you wish, get it soon.