Ford is a pioneer in the introduction of carbon fiber wheels as
standard equipment in their latest model the GT 350 R Shelby
Mustang. The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R
is an upgrade of the Ford Mustang GT 350
version. It is expected to be lighter and faster than its
predecessor as the engine power and chassis specs show.
On the exterior this model will have a reshaped nose, a rear
diffusor, a menacing body kit, turbulence-reducing fender vents
and vented wheel wells. The model will also have a scoop on the
hood, a duo bubble roof,some intakes behind the B-pillar and on
the sides,some racing stripes and larger intakes.To increase
its down force-creating abilities, the 2016 Ford
Mustang Shelby GT350 R will have belly panels on
the under-body at the rear and the front,a carbon-fiber wing on
the rear and a revised splitter at the front.
The rear wing influences and balances the vehicle’s center of
pressure. The wing also improves lift balance and down force
making the model to be the most track-oriented mustang to have
ever been made. The vehicle will have red brake calipers and
red pinstripes over its roof.
This version will have a flat-bottomed steering wheel with just
the other basic equipments and electronics in the quest for
weight reduction to increase optimization for top speed as it
is meant for track-purposes.
The rear seats,emergency tire inflator and sealer together with
backup camera system and stereo have been deleted making the
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
R approximately 130 pounds lighter than the GT350
predecessor. Turn signal mirrors,8-inch touchscreen with
navigation,7-speaker audio system and a dual-zone air
conditioning are some of the few electronic package options
that will be offered to individual customers.
According to different reviews, this model has been highly
optimized to have excellent aerodynamics. All these features
will give the drivers an enjoyable and comfortable driving
experience even at top speeds which will make them feel like
professional race drivers. The vehicle is set to have a
flat-plane crankshaft V-8, 5.2 liter engine.
The engine is also equipped with a dual-overhead-camshaft and
the crank pins are arranged and spaced at 180 degrees margins
to increase high speed engine breathing capacity. The mode of
transmission in this model is six-speed.The engine is set to
release more than 500 horsepower with 440 lb-ft of torque.
An air-to-oil engine system cooler will also be present for
rapid and effective cooling of the engine during very severe
conditions. The vehicle has a Torsen differential with an axle
ratio of 3.73 which is optimized for traction on straight lines
and a very firm grip while negotiating corners. The vehicle
will have a 0-60 mph speed time of 4 seconds and a top speed of
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
R is estimated to be $60,000 and it is set for release
in September/October 2015.
Gallery of custom Ford Mustang
Competition: Dodge Challenger SRT