Bettering the Best
Ford Performance Parts is developing a host of Shelby GT350 upgrades
By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Performance
Hopefully you enjoyed our in-depth look at the work that Ford Performance engineers put into developing the Shelby GT350â€™s efficient intake manifold. Via the use of computer-aided engineering, they were able to create a scroll-style intake that supports 526 horsepower in the GT350, fits under the stock hood, and makes for a great bolt-on upgrade for the Voodoo 5.2 engineâ€™s 5.0-liter Coyote cousins.
In the process of researching the intakeÂ story with Ford Performance Parts engineer Dave Born, we discovered that the engineers at FPP have a few upgrades headed our way, including some larger throttle bodies to make the GT350 manifold even more effective. It turns out that these bigger throttle bodies arenâ€™t all the factoryâ€™s hot-rodding division has in store for us. They actually have quite a few upgrades in development for owners of the Shelby GT350.
Yes, while some purists consider it perfect right off the dealer lot, there are many of usâ€”we are looking at you SVTP readersâ€”that might want even more performance out of the factoryâ€™s top-tier Mustang. For that group, we have a lot of good news…
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