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Test the 2015 Shelby Mustang GT at the Track before Buying

The 2015 Shelby Mustang GT is one of the baddest modified versions of the new pony car and starting next month, prospective buyers can test the Shelby GT on the track prior to buying it – or you can just pay the money to spend a day exercising the 627 horsepower 2015 Mustang.


While the 2015 Ford Mustang is the greatest Mustang ever based on a variety of metrics ranging from base power to fuel economy to handling capabilities, plenty of companies have quickly offered up their higher performance take on the next generation Mustang. Of course, Shelby American is one of those companies and the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang is one of the best performing on the market, with a supercharged engine packing 627 horsepower tucked under the unique hood.

Those 2015 Shelby GT buyers who want to get the most out of their supercharged muscle car right away can opt for the Track Delivery feature, which allows them to pick up their car at the track, where he or she spends the day receiving instruction in their new Shelby-built beast. Starting next month, those prospective Shelby GT buyers can attend a “try before you buy” session where they can throw the Shelby GT around a road course under the supervision of a professional driving instructor. Should that drive time have a positive impression and leave you wanting to buy a Shelby GT of your own, the price of the track session is applied towards the price of your new 627hp Mustang.

2015 Shelby GT Mustang
The 2015 Shelby GT Mustang is available in two forms on the Shelby American website, one with the supercharger and one without. The naturally aspirated Shelby GT comes with the unique body kit, wheels, interior dress up bits, a Ford Performance handling package, a short throw shifter, a Shelby exhaust system and a cold air intake. The 627 horsepower package comes with all of those goodies, except it also gets a supercharger setup that adds big power. The base 2015 Shelby GT starts at $23,995 and that does not include the price of the 2015 Mustang GT needed to build the Shelby version. The supercharged version starts at $39,995, but if you add up all of the available options, the package price climbs up over $54,000 – again not including the base price of the Mustang GT donor car.

Shelby Try Before You Buy
According to the folks at The Mustang Source, the Shelby American Try Before You Buy program is slated to begin on May 9th, and the fast paced fun takes place at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. For $2,500, you can spend the day at Spring Mountain, making laps in the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang, the 2014 Shelby GT500 Mustang and the factory built 2015 Ford Mustang GT – with the older models being included presumably for comparison to the 627 horsepower Shelby GT. It is unclear whether you get to drive both the naturally aspirated Shelby GT and the supercharged model, but with the GT500 and the new Mustang GT both being on hand, I would expect that Shelby will expose you to as many of their cars as possible. The video below shows ride-along sessions with the Shelby team as well as drive sessions by a customer who is falling in love with the Shelby GT Mustang.

Finally, even if you are not in the market to buy a 2015 Shelby GT Mustang, you can still pay the $2,500 to spend the day at the Shelby American track experience at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch starting next month.

Source: The Mustang Source