Ride along with us as we do a lap around Road America during the 2016 Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally.
On Friday afternoon, the legendary Carroll Shelby passed away at the age of 89. He leaves behind a legacy of outstanding performance machines that spans over 40 years, and includes such hits as the GT350 and GT500 Mustangs, an Oldsmobile V-8-powered supercar, and a spate of Chrysler products, which culminated with the birth of the V-10-powered Dodge Viper.
Bright and early this morning, Shelby American unveiled its new 50th Anniversary GT500 Super Snake. The latest post-title Shelby is meant to celebrate 50 years of hot Ford (and occasionally Chrysler) products.
Fleet manager Brandon Turkus was the lucky duck that got the first Winding Road ride in the Shelby GT350 this time around. He drove down to Ford HQ in Dearborn, Michigan to pick the monster convertible up, and returned to Ypsilanti with a face-bursting smile on his mug.
We’re not bragging by adding that “624HP” part to the beastly GT350’s title—we just don’t want you to confuse this one with the Shelby that manages only 525 horsepower. We aim for precision.