Originally built in 1965 and 1966 after Carroll Shelby was commissioned to build high performance versions of the first generation of the Ford Mustang; the GT350 cemented itself as a more powerful and lighter sports car. The track prepped sixth generation has been redesigned and is geared towards a Ford level comeback. The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was revealed to be a track focused, ferocious looking vehicle that features giant brakes as well as adaptive dampers.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Engine Specs
This latest 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is also the host for Ford’s very first 5.2 liter flat crank V-8 engine. Ford is not currently releasing information pertaining to the new engine just yet. As we move closer to the vehicle’s arrival onto dealership showrooms, it is certain that the specifications will be unveiled to consumers and enthusiasts alike. What is known is that the performance software for the new Mustang includes launch control which is able to adjust the engine speed between 3000 to 4500rpm.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Design
With the 2016 model year version of the GT350, Ford will be using MagneRide for the very first time. This feature of the vehicle’s suspension is a continuously adaptive magneto rheological damping system. This MagneRide system is able to keep tabs on pitch, lateral acceleration and steering angle. The suspension is controlled via five settings of performance that additionally tweak the vehicle’s stability control intervention, traction, ABS program, and throttle response.
The Front track of the vehicle has been widened, which presents a disruption to its aerodynamics. According to the American automaker’s director of design, each panel of the vehicle, ahead of the doors, is unique in order to offset the swelling of the track. The hood line of the vehicle has been lowered as well. The only front end feature that has been carried over into the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 are the headlights that are set approximately one inch lower.
The exterior of the vehicle hosts darkened 19 inch aluminum wheels that are more than merely fashionable. The brake pads that are being used for this generation of the Mustang Shelby create an abundance of dust; therefore the darkened wheels keep the pristine fierce look. The two piece rotors of the brakes measure 15.5 inches in diameter (front) and 15 inches via the rear and they are mounted on aluminum hats by way of sliding pins for replacement that is quite easy.
According to industry insiders, the Shelby GT350 was honed by Ford on the following race tracks: Nuremberg, Chuckwalla, Sebring, Calabogie, VIR, and Grattan. There was zero need for body stiffening over the traditional Mustang. For consumers that desire equipment that is more race ready, they are able to opt for the Track Pack. This pack includes auxiliary coolers for the engine, the differential and the transmission.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Price
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is said to be attached to a $52,995. The vehicle that features a six speed manual transmission is, according to industry insiders, able to achieve a maximum speed of 186 mph and is able to reach 60 mph within (approximately) four seconds.
The iconic muscle car is guaranteed to be met with open arms and a multitude of excitement from car enthusiasts everywhere.