OMG! Another powerful beast from Ford in Detroit Auto Show 2015. After revealing, Ford GT 2017 and Ford F-150 Raptor, the company has shown a glimpse Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R 2016 in Detroit Auto Show. The Ford GT350 was first launched in 1965 at the same time when the first-gen high performance Mustangs were being built under Carroll Shelby. But Ford GT350 came with better specifications in comparison to the regular Mustang.
The GT350 was powerful enough, and slightly lighter than a regular Mustang. The GT350 had a 4.7 liter V-8 engine that produces 306 horsepower, and it was available only in white with blue strips, while in 1966 there were many colors available. Then, The Ford did some changes in the following years and The GT350 disappeared. Now, the Ford has decided to hit the market again with all new Ford Shelby GT350R.
Exterior including the rear diffuser, vented wheel wells and fender vents of the Shelby GT350R 2016 matches with the GT350. Inside the cabin, The GT350R has a steering that has flat bottom, LCD 8 inch touchscreen display and attractive dashboard. The regular version of the Ford Shelby GT350R 2016 will not have stereo, air conditioning, cargo floor and rear seats cause the Ford wants to keep it lighter. The car does not even have a rear camera, and you will not even find a spare tire when you get stuck just because of a puncture that is why GT350R is 130 pounds lighter than a GT350. However, there is an electronic version that has 8 inch touchscreen display, stereo system, air conditioning etc. for customers who want comfort.
The Shelby GT350R is powered by a flat crank 5.2 liter V-8 engine that comes up with 400 lb-ft torque and 500 horsepower(Expected). It has electronic and MagneRide Suspension along with track oriented programming to give more comfortable ride. The car carries a carbon fiber rear spoiler and front splitter that maximizes down force while driving at the high speed. It houses a six speed manual transmission system, and coolers for the gearbox and engine oil.
The Shelby GT350R runs on carbon fiber 19 inch alloy wheels wrapped by Michelin Sport Tires. It features red calipers breaks and GT350R badges, its cabin also has red color things inside.
The Ford Shelby GT350R will be launched for buyers later in 2015. This would be a limited edition but the Ford has not revealed anything about the Ford Shelby GT350R price and how many Shelby GT350R will be produced by the end of this year.
2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Price: $55,000-68,000 (Expected)
Transmission: 6-automatic speed
Horsepower @ RPM: 500(Estimated)
Torque @ RPM: 400 (Estimated)
Displacement: 5.2 Litre
0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds (Estimated)
Top Speed: 190 mph (Estimated)