In the end of last year on 2014 LA Auto Show we saw the debut of the regular Shelby Mustang, and only one month later we are able to see the promotion of 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R on the 2015 North American International Auto Show. This version brings even more performance and angrier look than the regular model, if that is even possible. Main rivals of this model is going to be the Camaro Z/28, same as with the regular version, and with releasing this muscle car Ford definitely got ahead of all its competitors in the pony car class.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R redesign
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R looks faster, meaner and angrier than the regular GT350. Since we are talking about race car version of this popular model it comes with numerous racy exterior features, like additional spoilers and diffusers that make this vehicle more aerodynamic. This version also comes with few additional carbon fiber details on the inside and the dashboard made out of the same material inside the cabin.
When it comes to interior styling, the fact that this is a race car is more than visible inside the cabin. Model comes with different more ergonomic seats than the regular GT350, also there is a racy steering wheel and gear-shifter and of course this model comes with less hi tech features than the regular model. Although being one of the most expensive Ford models sold these days 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is more oriented towards providing the highest engine output, than on the interior styling, comfort and features.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R specs
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R comes with the most powerful natural aspired engine Ford has ever made. We are talking about 5,2-liter V8. This beast is able to produce over 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque although the official specs hasn’t been released yet. It is enough just to hear the motor rumbling and to know Ford means business with this model. Unlike Ford GT fast sound this motor releases its low pitched growling, which sounds very fierce, in the class of Maserati Gran Tourismo or Mercedes-Benz AMG models.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R pricing
First model was already sold on the Barett Jackson Auction and it fetched incredible $1,000,000. Ford did good job with selling this vehicle, since all of the revenue went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Organization. Although Ford planed to sell regular ShelbyGT350 on this auction in the end they changed their mind and put R model up for bids. The limited-production 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R will be available in the United States and Canada in late 2015.
Updated: Few day ago price lists leaked and they revealed that MSRP for Shelby GT350 will be $47,870 and $61,370 for Shelby GT350R.