Customers just have to find their own way to Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Say, that's a nice new Shelby you got there. It'd be a shame if you were to, say, wrap it around a tree.
Fortunately for you, Ford is offering free performance driving instruction to all buyers of the new, 760-horsepower Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, via a new "GT500 Track Attack" program at the Ford Performance Racing School in North Carolina. Similar to the GT350 Track Attack program offered to Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang buyers after that car's launch in 2015, the program features a comprehensive, free performance driving curriculum including classroom sessions and real track driving experience.
"With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics," says Ford's Director of Enterprise Product Line Management, Dave Pericak. "GT500 Track Attack is absolutely essential in helping owners understand how to get the most out of their cars."
Ford's GT500 Track Attack program will be the first to launch at the Ford Performance Racing School's new home at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
Over the course of classroom, drag-strip, and road course driving sessions, owners will be given extensive instruction in how to get the most of their new GT500s, from experienced professional driving instructors. Topics covered include cornering, braking, and launching, with a particular emphasis on making the most of the new Shelby's selectable drive modes and powerful launch control system.
Ford will foot the costs of the driving program for new Shelby GT500 Mustang owners, although owners will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. Owners will also have the option of tacking on a second day of instruction, using Ford Mustang GTs with suspensions and brakes upgraded for track duty, although customers will have to spend extra if they want to participate.
Want to know more? Visit www.GT500TrackAttack.com for additional details.