The new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was presented on Monday ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be powered by brand-new and the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine that came from Ford’s production. Along with advanced materials, great aerodynamics and powerful brakes it will be the muscle car that will have even more fans than before. The release date and price is still unknown and it’s yet to be released.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 changes
Every change that is made was made with only one purpose – to improve aerodynamics and performance of the car. The shape of the car is optimized in order to increase downforce and cooling airflow. Compared to the base Mustang the aluminum hood has been sloped and lowered. Every piece of interior is designed and optimized for driving, so the drivers have a definite feeling that they are in performance car. Inside, new Mustang has specially designed Recaro sports seats with unique cloth. There are plenty of optional feature that can improve comfort like Shaker Audio, MyFord Touch with 8-inch LCD screen, Tech Pack and dual zone electronic temperature control.
Under the hood of the new Shelby GT350
Under the hood of the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be 5.2-liter engine. This naturally aspirated engine is the first V8 from Ford that has a flat-plane crankshaft. This engine architecture can be only found in racing or exotic European sports cars. This engine produces more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It gives drivers a great amount performance and flexibility in every of the selected six gears. Only transmission that is available is 6-speed manual transmission with tuned Torsen limited-slip differential.
“We took the best Ford Mustang yet and massaged every aspect of the car that affects the performance driving experience,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Global Performance Vehicles. “We tested endlessly on the most challenging roads and tracks in the world, and we believe serious drivers will love the Shelby GT350 Mustang.”