Ford has already made a number on revolutionary and popular vehicles that one cannot count them all if you wanted to. With the unveiling of the 2015 Mustang, Ford has been in line to come up with another record breaking car which will perhaps become even popular, this can also be anticipated with the hype which came with the car before it was unveiled.
The new 2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 came with a much needed change under the hood, by sporting a EcoBoost four cylinder engine which gave the vehicle the spark it needed. But as the hype was still going and as the car was still fresh off the assembly line, the people from Ford did not waste any time and actually managed to come up with another GT350 car which may be said that it has reach perfection. They are calling it the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, which promises to be better than its fabulous predecessor.
The car is graced with a substantial reduce in weight, making it the lightest but also one of the fastest Mustang vehicles ever made. The Mustang 302 Boss may perhaps be dubbed the true forefather of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R vehicle, as it has similar characteristics as this car, but it is more than certain that the new 2016 model will pick up where the previous model stopped and will give everyone a run for their money.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Exterior
Besides being fitted with the R badge, the new 2016 GT350R has all the characteristics of its exterior frame as the GT350 one does. Being heavily based on this car, the new one has also the brilliant menacing body kit with reshaped rear diffusers and a reshaped nose. Also included are the fender vents, built in to reduce turbulence, and vented wheel wells as well. Also added are the underbody belly panels, both at the front and back, which alleviate downforce.
What is perhaps one of the main parts of 2016 Ford Mustang are its revised spoiler and back wing. But the rear wing is not just placed there for no apparent reason or just to make the car look good, it provides a very useful purpose to the car. The wing enables the center of pressure rearward which in turn adds lift balance and improves downforce of the vehicle.
All of the added details to this car, with the added light materials used in its built, make the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R one of the most track-ready and track-focused cars on the market. And with the added aesthetic touches like the “over-the-top” racing stripes, red-painted brake calipers and “GT350R” badging on the front fenders make it also one of the meanest one on the road.
Inside the car, besides adding some stylistic changes, weight reducing outtakes have also occurred. There are things which have been kept the same, while other changes have happened in order to alleviate the weight on the car. Drivers will instantly notice that a lot of additions which the previous model had were taken out which resulted in the lightest built Ford Mustang on the market.
What has remained the same for the GT350R are the high-contrast red stitching, a flat-bottom steering wheel which has a red center mark at its top and some special badging which make the Ford Mustang model recognizable. But the things which have been left out in order to reduce weight are air conditioning system, the backup camera, the sound system, the rear seats. Also by removing the emergency tire sealer and inflator and trunk floorboard and carpet, this makes for an entirely new and light weight vehicle.
Also removed is the exhaust resonator, which you will certainly won’t miss and won’t even notice that it was missing. But as soon as you add some extra gas the difference is more than noticeable.
Under the hood is the same 5.2-liter V-8 engine which was found in the previous models of the vehicle. This engine is actually the first made model with a flat-plane crankshaft, but what you may not have known is that it is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine made. Although the official specs for the GT350R have still not been measured or revealed, it is safe to say that they are going to be somewhere in the rank with the GT350 model.
It is estimated that the car is going to produce 500 horsepower and over 440-pound-feet of torque, but being almost 130 pounds lighter, the car is certainly going to deliver much better performance at the same output.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Price
There is not much to talk about the price of the 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R as there are still no official pricing for the GT350 model yet. We are assuming that we have to wait for the latter mention model price to come out so we may find what the actual price of the former one is. There are some speculations, on the other hand, that the car is going to be price somewhere around $60,000. But the debate is still open and additional info is still needed for a more accurate assessment.