If you read our test of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Heritage Edition, you might have caught a bittersweet note: That special model is effectively the GT350’s swan song, at least in the car’s current incarnation. We’d speculated this to be the case earlier, but now it’s official: 2020 is the final model year for the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, which Ford confirms are being sunset. The automaker’s statement, in full, is as follows: “With the 760-hp Shelby GT500 now in full stride, we will finish production of Shelby GT350 and GT350R this fall as planned. This makes the way for new additions to excite our passionate Mustang fans for 2021 model year—including the limited-edition Mach 1.”
The Shelby GT500 carries on while the limited-edition Mustang Mach 1 waits in the wings.