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Motor Trend tests the 2011 Shelby GT350 prototype, hits 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds

By - September 24, 2010 – 9:23 amNo Comment | 2,571 views

2011 Shelby GT350

Motor Trend magazine got the very first chance to test out the 2011 Shelby GT350 prototype that was unveiled at Barrett-Jackson back in January, and the results are nothing short of impressive. With its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 putting out 525 horsepower, the Shelby was able to reach 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and pass the quarter mile mark in just 12.0 seconds flat at 121 mph. Those are the best numbers the magazine has ever achieved with Ford’s pony car, and they consequently named the GT350 “the fastest production Mustang we’ve ever tested.”

Motor Trend also came away impressed with the handling capabilities of the GT350. They state, “this Shelby comes with simply fabulous Ford Racing shocks, making it one of if not the sweetest handling Mustang we’ve ever driven.” Testing revealed the car was capable of 1.05g on the skid pad and could  brake from 60-0 mph in just 107 feet.

To sum it all up, Motor Trend declared “the 2011 Shelby GT350 is the fastest, best handling and sweetest sounding ‘Stang we’ve ever laid hands on. Any questions?” Very high praise, indeed, and it looks like the new GT350 is the real deal.

You can read Motor Trend’s entire review and see all of the performance test data over at their web site, www.motortrend.com.

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