Chances are you’ve heard by now that there’s a new Mustang in town.  And not just in your beautiful, affordable little town in New Jersey or Tennessee or wherever the hell you live where you can mock me and my lack of a driveway, or garage, or house.  New York City is great and all but sometimes I feel like I could kill a man with my bare hands just to have a water hose to spray the bird shit off my car once in a while.  Sigh.  I digress.

The S550 iteration of America’s favorite pony car has been met with universal praise here in the States and around the world.  The independent rear, the EcoBoost option, and the interior refinements are all great upgrades to the Mustang line-up.  But the car that we’ve all been waiting for, that I’ve been biting my fingernails over for a year now, is the Shelby GT350.  When SVT unveiled it at the Los Angeles auto show last year, jaws dropped over the flat-plane crank 5.2 liter naturally aspirated engine and the no-stone-left-unturned approach to the rest of the driveline, suspension and brakes.  Then, when the hardcore GT350R turned up at the Detroit auto show in January, full of carbon fiber and about 130 lbs. less weight, Ford pretty much dropped the mic and walked offstage.  We still don’t know the price, or the actual power output, or the ‘Ring time, or anything useful other than which parts will be under those bulging aluminum fenders, but I still believe this could be one of the greatest sports cars values in the history of the entire known universe.

So I was pretty excited to see this car in person.  It didn’t disappoint.  Here’s the Mustang Shelby GT350R on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.