New Custom Made Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is Inspired By an Airplane

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Ole Yeller front outdoors

Ford has released a new custom made Shelby GT350 Mustang and the car derives its yellow colored tone along with a lot of design aspects from the Ole Yeller airplane.

The aircraft made heads turn at the Reno National Championship Air Races and is a fine piece of art. The airplane’s design, color and presentation have inspired Ford to adapt it in their new special edition Mustang. The GT350 will be sold in an auction and the fund raised through the product will be directly donated to the Experimental Aircraft Association EAA youth program.

A bright yellow is a significant aspect of the Ole Yeller aircraft which the Mustang aims to mimic and bring back the nostalgia. The company already has a triple yellow scheme in their lineup. However, Ford confirmed that the one being used in this special edition car is not the same. It has been developed from the ground up giving buyers the exclusivity that they deserve. When they sell a single car in an auction, they should obviously do these things to find the highest bidder.

Similar to the color tone used in the airplane, the special edition Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang uses green accents on the rear fenders. All other modes are directly from SEMA including the extensively large rear wing, and the green accent lighting which has been used in the grille as well as an accent lighting under the car. The bright green light made in a way to contrast the yellow tone is used throughout the model including the side mirror caps, the seats, brake calipers and in many other spots.

While there are so many changes made to the exterior of the model, the performance and the powertrain remains exactly the same. Ford has left the engine found in the Shelby GT250 Mustang completely untouched. It is still powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine which is capable of delivering up to 526 horsepower coupled with 429 lb feet of torque. It is mated to a six speed manual transmission system.

The action for the special edition car takes places on July 28. It will be organized at the EAA and will be used to help aspiring pilots to get the best training as well as equipment. Ford has already donated five different Mustangs in the part to the association which was used for the Apollo space program. They will continue to support the EAA at all points.

Ford Working on a New HUD LED Shift Indicator for Shelby GT350 Mustang

Ford recently unveiled the new Shelby GT350 Mustang that comes in with a new look that focuses on the track. The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang comes in with brand new adaptive dampers, giant breaks and a flat crank V8 engine.

The company first decided to keep mum on a number of crucial details about this car, among them the torque, horsepower and the pricing, but a lot has been coming in the recent days. The latest news reveals that Ford is working on a new HUD LED shift indicator that is standard for both the Shelby GT350 Mustang and the Shelby GT350R Mustang. According to these reports, the kit being designed is a neat and subtle piece of equipment.

Reports state that a Ford Performance employee came about with more uses for the collision warning system in the Taurus SHO model, which relays LED flashes against the car’s windshield. Upon doing this, the employee noticed that it was possible to reprogram the current technology and make it work as a shift indicator in a move that requires very minor efforts. He did successfully modify the unit on his late-model Taurus SHO and then exposed it to the brass. The unit was fast-tracked for the Shelby GT350 Mustang and as a result, we are here.

Three display types

Ford has named the new system the Performance Shift Light Indicator and it is equipped with three types of display. Within each display type there are options of changing the shift points, adjusting the brightness of the LED flashes and it is also possible to shut off the whole shebang.

Tach mode

The first mode you can use on your Shelby GT350 Mustang is the Tach mode. This mode simply lights up in a sequence as revs build.

Track mode

The Track mode on the other hand will light up from each end as it moves towards the center and when it arrives at the predetermined shift point, it will flash.

Drag mode

The last mode available in the Performance Shift Light Indicator is the Drag mode. Here, drivers will only be able to see a flash at the shift point in order to help keep the sightlines clear.