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When a Shelby isnt a Shelby: 2016 Shelby GT350

I received my April 2014 edition of Car and Driver the other day. This issue has the "25 cars worth waiting for" feature. Number 15 is the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. C&D says this car is a creation of Ford's SVT group, not Shelby.

The article goes on to ask why Ford isn't going to name it a Cobra or Boss or Mach, C&D's answer- "because Ford can charge more for the Shelby name."

I've seen threads and posts on this site with people flaming others for their "Tribute" cars and others putting Shelby/Roush/Saleen badges on cars not built/massaged by said company. Now we can add Ford Motor Company to the list of poseurs. I really hope this turns out to be incorrect, but I wouldn't be surprised if Ford did this so they could charge more money for this model.


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When you want to just know what the pure design looks like ….. you do it in white …. other people do them in fantastic colors, where people go "I love that color" and they overlook the car …. when you do it in white, you get to see the basic shape of the car, the basic design of the car, and thats what I like. - Jay Leno
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