The brilliant Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the GT350R have only been offered with a six-speed manual transmission since their debut in 2016, but that would change soon. The GT350 will get an optional dual clutch transmission within the next few years.
The Shelby GT350 is going to have a quick-shifting DCT very soon, according to details shared with Jalopnik by Mustang6g.com, who claims to have spied on some dealer guides. According to Mustang 6G's news, a dual-clutch transmission will be offered in upcoming GT350 models. A quick-shifting DSG gearbox with paddle shifters would improve the GT350's performance which would help the car to compete with other cars who are more track focused than the GT350. Companies like Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Mclaren uses dual clutch gearbox which helps them to perform better while on race tracks. The current GT350 comes with a six speed manual gearbox which is brilliant but it doesn’t come close to the dual clutch gearbox when it comes to driving pleasure. It is reported that Ford will continue with the current gearbox alongside the upcoming dual clutch transmission system.
However it is still unclear if the Shelby GT350 would get a six- or seven-speed DCT system. The upcoming Ford GT already has a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, but there are no confirmed news available if that transmission system could be used in the GT350 or not. When questioned, a Ford representative refused to comment on this matter.
With the Mustang 6G’s proven accuracy records, one can simply expect the Ford GT350's upcoming DCT will apparently be offered as an option starting from the 2018 year’s model with claims that more details are coming soon. The dual clutch transmission will be a welcome addition to the powerful car making it a track enthusiast’s choice.