Over the weekend we took to Interstate 95 and the Florida Turnpike to partake in the festivities in Palm Beach, FL marking the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson auction in sunny south Florida. We were ecstatic by the vehicles crossing the block while several manufacturers brought out their best dressed, including Ford’s newest Shelby vehicles, the GT350 and GT350R.
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While the new Shelby GT350 and GT350R were already revealed last year as the “all-day track car that’s also street legal,” this is the duo’s first appearance in the sunshine state with their naturally-aspirated flat-plane crankshaft 5.2-liter V8 engine producing at least 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Thanks to Ford Marketing Manager for Enthusiast Events, J. Paul Brearey, we were given the royal treatment to an exclusive interview about new products from the brand including their full-line of EcoBoost-powered vehicles. Paul went above and beyond in giving us an up-close walk-around of the GT350 and GT350R and captivating the Palm Beach, FL fairgrounds with a cold-engine startup of the GT350.
No doubt that Ford is really paying attention to the wants (and NEEDS) of enthusiasts, and the latest EcoBoost line, Mustangs and Shelby GT350s all attribute to today’s automotive golden age in giving folks like us at AutomotiveAddicts.com what we desire. Enjoy the GT350 start-up and rev video below.