Ford has made a lot of different kinds of Mustangs since the originals wowed the world back in 1964 — some with big V-8s, some with turbocharged four-bangers, none with hybrid electric systems (yet). In some years they’ve been great, and in some years they’ve been awful. But with the updates to the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, we’re starting to use phrases like “best Mustang ever made,” and it’s not just empty hyperbole.
The outgoing GT350 was a fantastic car, and the lightly updated 2019 model only improves on that car. “You’ve got to keep it fresh, keep it updated,” the Mustang’s chief program engineer Carl Widmann told us. That’s what Ford did for the GT350 for 2019, and the result is a sharper, stronger, better car even than the fantastic pony car that came before it.