The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R definitely brings more power and Eco friendly aspect. It has been engineered with a unique front fascia and a wide array of features that arguably make it one of the meanest and lightest Mustangs ever that definitely boasts of a host of track talents on top. Despite the fact that it bears the Shelby name, the GT350R is definitely a creation of Fords SVT group. Rooted to as being the spiritual successor to the ground thumping highly supercharged beast that is referred to as the GT500, it was officially unveiled on November 2014.
Engine, Specs, Performance
By using the S550 platform that also underpins the 2015 Ford Mustang, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is anticipated to ride on significantly stiffer suspensions that are concocted with adjustable dumpers. In addition the car, is packed with a tantalizing first ever plane crack shaft 5.2 liter V8 engine and this time around, Ford decided to skip the superchargers and the turbo, opting for a high rpm and low inertia engine that is naturally aspirated.
With an addition of a flat plane crankshaft that has the ability to optimize breathing and even the spaces in both the cylinder banks, Ford was able to come up with a formula for one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever to be designed. The engine is expected to deliver up to 550 horsepower and slightly over 440 lb-ft of torque, reach the speed of 60 miles per hour in under four seconds, while the top speed is about 170 mph. The GT350R transmission is definitely a lightweight six-speed manual, transferring the power to the Torsen limited rear wheels, which have been optimized to increase straight line traction and corner gripping.
Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior characteristics of the R-badged Shelby, from its reshaped nose, vented wheel wells, a menacing body kit and turbulence reducing vents are all inherited and inspired from its former. One of the most outstanding features are the sports highly pronounced heat extractors on its hood and also towards the front of its fenders that definitely makes it look unique and sophisticated. In addition, Ford also increased the down force creating ability of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, by including an under body belly panel on its front and rear, a carbon fiber wing and a revised front splitter.
The interior of the car, sports a high contrast of red stitching, flat bottom steering wheel that has a red center mark on its top and a very special barging. In addition, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R includes a full suite of highly advanced and top notch gadgetry that includes a dual zone air conditioner, an improved sound system with a seven speaker music system, an eight inch LED display screen that has an in built navigation system and electronic turn signal mirrors.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Price
Apart from being a spectacular, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is definitely a threat to all the finest sports coupe that are currently to the market and those that are yet to be released. The pricing of the model is still a mystery though, but it is estimated to be around 60,000 US dollars. It is expected to be released later on this year.
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