2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release Date, Specs, Engine, MPG – The birth of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 models came to be in 1965 when Ford gave birth to the GT350 brand and Shelby was commissioned to make high-performance vehicles. This quickly resulted in making the first generation Mustang car that was lighter than the ones present then which were not that powerful at the time. With the Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes as their paintjob, the brand was born and this year we are expecting and comeback with a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 model release.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

The years to come after the initial release brought us many vehicles that sported the name of this brand well. The particularly popular ones were the 66 models, 67, 68 and 69 respectably, which were based on the original with some minor cosmetic changes. The brand continued till 2011 when the last model of this legendary brand was made and the brand discontinued.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, yellow color

As the last model was a sixth generation vehicle, Ford is continuing it from there and we still get a sixth generation one for the 2016 model year but an already tracked prepared version. The car comes with many performance enhancing changes, like the independent rear suspension addition, and is going to be the answer to the Chevy’s Camaro X/28 vehicle and the newest Dodge Challenger which is also in the making. The car was already spotted doing laps at the Nurburgring track when the pictures of it were offered as the car is getting in shape for its release that comes soon. In order for you to get ready, read the entire review about this car.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, red color, alloy wheels

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior

The design of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 makes it the meanest looking Mustang ever to be created and runs a close race to the top of being the most aggressive looking car eve to be made. The only things left from the base Mustang car are its lights while everything else has been drastically reshaped. The nose part of the car has shrunk and is now much more aerodynamic, this enables the car achieve better performance rates and specs. This gives you an impression as if the body of the car stretches across the engine bay while some added parts of the car make it seem as if the car sits lower than the previous design.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front

Besides being smaller and slimmer, the most part of the car also has a lot of aero enhancements. They include a new splitter, larger air funnels, there are some funnels inside the grille that help move air in a practical way now as well and many more things that upgrade the car’s performance. There aren’t any fog lights any more as they are replaced with a cooling for the brakes while the badge has been replaced with a Shelby badge. The profile of the car has changed the most and incorporates a new stance of the car. It uses the larger 19-inch alloy wheels and some recontoured aluminum fenders.  The back part gets a functional diffuser kit which regulates air flow as well and provides better down force for the car. Additionally, to reduce drag there is a subtle lip spoiler added across the tail of the car.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 back
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 back

Interior

There is the same level of sporty attention provided to the inside of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 as seen on the outside. This is why the steering has a flat bottom so it makes it easier for you to sleep in and out of the car. By the way, the seats are made from Recaro leather and are extremely comfortable for fast rides. They are perfectly shaped and designed for track running and like that offer much comfort. There is a special offer of choosing a special materials that is only made for GT350 cars which makes things even more comfortable than before. This has been done by spending hundreds of hours on prototype testing in order to come up with a perfect combination and solution in the end.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior

What has been done to reduce the distraction to the driver is to remove all the chrome parts on the inside of the car and reduce the glare effect that way. The gauges are all changed becomes of the change of the speeds and revs of the car. The design has changed along with the specs of the car as well and now the dash matches the performance as well and features a new style. All the modern performance cars have some special features inside and this one is exception as well. So ABS brakes, stability and traction control systems are well incorporated into the vehicle’s inside.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 interior, leather seats and gear shift knob

Engine

The greatest difference inside the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 vehicles is the inclusion of a new powertrain. The car now features the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8 engine that produces more than 500 hp, which also makes it the most powerful naturally aspired engine ever to be produced. As for the transmission the car uses a lightweight six-speed manual gearbox which uses a special Ford-tuned Torsen limited slip differential to transfer power. The exhaust system is a pretty powerful one and is using no less than four exhaust tips now. It can reach 0-60 mph just under 4 seconds and can develop a top speed of 175 mph.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 107.1 in
Length: 189.7 in
Width: 75.9 in
Passenger volume: 84.5 ft³
Cargo volume: 14 ft³
Curb weight: 3760 lbs
Top Speed: 175 mph
0-60: 4,2 sec
MPG: 14/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Competition Orange, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

There are still no official announcements on how much the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 is going to be priced but as it was hinted at the LA Motor Show it might come to a base MSRP of  $52,995. At the same show the announcement of the car was placed at mid next year nut not anything else has been said about that.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 side view, alloy wheels

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 front view, grille and headlights

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 exterior, white color

The All-new Shelby GT350 Mustang

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