Monday, October 14, 2019

No, We're Not Getting the Mustang GT500 or GT350R Anytime Soon


With the Autohub Group announcing that they’ve gotten the distributorship of Shelby parts and accessories for the Philippines, there are high hopes that we’ll finally see the Mustang Shelby GT500 or the Mustang Shelby GT350R. Errr…sorry to burst your bubble, but no.

Setting the record straight is Allen Pascual, who’s just been appointed as the head honcho of Shelby Philippines.
“Autohub group is the exclusive distributor of Shelby American Inc. which produces the aftermarket styling (kits and side skirts) and performance parts (supercharger).  
For non-V8 engines, we can install official and authorized Shelby kits only. For V8 engines, we can install kits and superchargers to existing Mustangs making them officially a Shelby GT or Super Snake. 
We will be sending our best technicians to Las Vegas for training and a member of the Shelby family will be here when we formally launch [in January 2020]. 
Regarding the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 [and by extension, the Mustang Shelby GT350R), unfortunately, that is not part of the distributorship Autohub got. These are officially the property of Ford USA and the exclusive rights belong to them.”
In short, if you want to see the Mustang Shelby GT500 or GT350R, please don’t go knocking on Autohub’s door—it’s best to bring this matter with Ford Philippines.

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