Shelby GT350 ’65

Old school Shelby Mustang GT350 1965. Possibly the most iconic muscle car ever. This is the regular model, but there is also a GT350R which this tune will probably work on just fine. Before I even get into anything I’m gonna tell you right now I love this tune. It’s so weird to me when muscle cars handle great. This car has lots of power yet drives so smooth. I call this the “half gas” car since I’m pretty much always only pressing half way on the gas around the corners. It’s still a muscle car so very possible to spin up the tires, but if you know how to drive that shouldn’t be an issue. Original pony car tuned by Shelby. What more you want?┬áPosted by Shmogt/Mackenzie Ouellette

P.S. I got a couple awesome shots of this car at higher resolution on the Team Shmo Tumblr

Also check out this awesome American Muscle Shelby T-Shirt. Comes in multiple colors. A must for any true muscle car fans.

American Muscle Shelby

Car Shelby GT350 ’65
Drivetrain FR
Horsepower 650HP/66400rpm
Torque 645.8 ft-lb/5000rpm
Weight 1130 kg
Miles 11.7
Performance Points 565

PARTS

Best of all parts. I’m using racing soft tires and racing brakes. With a optional spoiler and nos.

BODY/CHASSIS

Aerodynamics
Downforce 0/0
Weight Balance 91/50
Power Limiter 100%

TRANSMISSION

Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 2.850
2nd 1.754
3rd 1.213
4th 0.920
5th 0.747
Final 3.444
Top Speed 205mph (330kmph)

LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

FRONT REAR
Initial xx 8
Accel xx 10
Braking xx 18

SUSPENSION

FRONT REAR
Ride Height 90 80
Spring Rate 7.36 6.80
Compression 4 4
Extension 2 1
Anti-Roll 4 3
Camber 1.0 1.5
Toe -0.05 0.26

BRAKES

FRONT REAR
Brake Balance 6 5
  • Mark E.

    I’ve been using Clio V6 24V ’00 and then switched to the tuned version of the Shelby above. It feels like there’s a lot of understeer, though otherwise it’s super stable. Is this normal?

    • I don’t get it? You used one car and now you use another car and they drive differently?

      • Mark E.

        Sorry, I worded that funny. I’m used to driving the Clio which corners normally for a rear wheel drive. Before I tuned the Shelby using the above tune it drove much more loosely and very much like a FR. Now it drives more like a FF with a lot of understeer. How can I correct that?

        • Two options. The first is adjust your driving style. You are braking too late and slamming too hard on the gas once you exit a corner. Option two is add less rear toe. Move it to the left by about 10 and give it a test drive. See how it feels and drop it more and more until you like it.

          • Mark E.

            Thanks very much. I’m going to use both suggestions!

  • Nate Silver

    is this drag tune? i need classic muscle drag tunes

    • If it says drag at the top it is