In December 2013, Ford unveiled its 2015 Mustang, redesigned with many improvements compared to its predecessor. Now, the Mustang received one of its high performance version which will replace previous version, and it will come with some great stuff. This model will come and be known as the quickest, lightest and meanest Mustang ever. Another good thing is that the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R will be even cheaper than some of its competitors.
Exterior wise, since the GT350R is based on the GT350, it inherits all of its exterior characteristics which means it brings the reshaped nose, the rear diffuser, menacing body kit etc. It will also have a nice detail on the front fenders, the GT350R badging. New model comes with a real rear wing that has a purpose to improve downforce and lift balance. This new Mustang is the most track-focused Mustang ever made. All-in-all the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is coming with the meanest look in the Mustang history, which certainly all true fans of this model will really appreciate.
Interior wise, it will be pretty neat and simple with its high-contrast red stitching and flat-bottom steering wheel with a red center mark at the top. Furthermore, the standard model lacks the backup camera, the rear seats, the sound system and even air conditioning. To additionally lower the weight features like trunk floorboard, carpet and the emergency tire sealer and inflator will be removed. At this point there are no official information’s how much will this help out but we are sure that it has influence on the performance and handling. However, Ford will provide an optional Electronic Package which will include an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation, turn signal mirrors, dual-zone air conditioning and a seven-speaker audio system.
Under the hood of the new Mustang will be the same 5.2-liter, V-8 which debuted on the GT350 in 2014. This engine is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine that Ford ever produced. Even there are no official numbers about this V8 we could hear that it can produce more than 500 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque, while the other precise specifics are unknown at this moment.
Reports suggest that the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is more than 130 pounds lighter it should come with better performance than the standard GT350. It will have a lightweight six-speed manual transmission and the power will be sent through a bespoke Torsen limited-split differential to the rear wheels. This is ideal for all those hardcore drivers that want to have full control over vehicle. It will be able to sprint form 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, while its top speed will be about 170 mph.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Price
At this point, the price of the new Mustang GT350R is still unknown. However, it is safe to assume that the price will be around $60.000. With this price, the model would be significantly more affordable than the Camaro Z/28 and also a little bit cheaper than the BMW M4. Features it brings will allow it to successfully compete with most opponents in segment and also to win in many departments.
Ford decided to build this model in limited numbers and it will be available to dealerships later in 2015. The main competitor to the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R will be the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. The highlights of this car are its carbon-fiber wheels, manual transmission, the fact that it is tuned for the race track and that it is the meanest Mustang ever built. Everything set just right for many drivers, we will see the sale results but should be impressed.