Ford ‘Ole Yeller’ Shelby Mustang GT350
We thought that when we drove the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R that we had experienced quite a crazy machine, but the “Ole Yeller” may prove us wrong. The very track ready and yet road legal car is inspired by the North American P-51D Mustang airplane. It gets its “Ole Yeller” name from the plane piloted by Bob Hoover, renowned United States Air Force fighter pilot and air show performer, for over 20 years.
Under the hood you get the same 526 horsepower flat-plane crank naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 found in the GT350 and GT350R. The high revving engine is like a rocket, especially as the revs build. Mechanically setting “Ole Yeller” apart from the standard GT350 or harder core GT350R is a TREMEC 6-speed manual transmission and a specially tuned sport suspension. Those two changes are what make this the most track ready, street legal Mustang ever built by Ford.