Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
January 31, 2017

When it comes to most cars, their value drops off the face of the earth the second you drive it off the lot. For performance and exotic cars, the depreciation is usually higher when compared to pedestrian A-to-B cars. Prices on performance cars are inflated due to adjusted market values since the automaker knows the cars are of such high demand. They know buyers will pay top dollar, and since many are produced at a lower volume, demand is high, which further drives up the price. But once the market is saturated with a particular car, values drop, leaving those people in a decided negative-equity situation.

One car Kelley Blue Book (KBB) says won’t leave you in that situation is the 2017 Shelby GT350. Since the Shelby GT350 was introduced in 2015, we know the cars have held their value, but KBB recently rewarded the GT350 with its Best Resale Value Award for High-Performance Cars. The award projects a car’s resale value through its first five years using figures like their initial sale price compared to what they sell for after a couple years of ownership.

Of course, we already know why the Shelby GT350 is the hot ticket. It features a 526-horsepower, 5.2-Liter engine with an 8,250-rpm redline. Something else that creates the buzz is its exclusivity. Not everyone can afford a GT350, which makes it even that much more desirable.

The 2015-2017 Shelby GT350 is one of those cars equally at home on the street or at the track. The GT350 shines most on the track since that was the car’s main purpose, and we’ve seen and heard about many GT350s and GT350Rs seeing track time on a regular basis, which is a good thing.