Friday, April 21, 2017

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, GT350R

The all-new Shelby GT350 picks up where the Boss 302 left off, with more power, performance, and poise. Power comes from its naturally aspirated 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 producing 526 hp and 429 lb-ft.

A six-speed manual is the sole transmission; a Torsen rear diff is also standard. Giant brakes promise eye-popping deceleration while magnetic ride control keeps handling and ride sharp yet civilized.

Adjustable chassis settings are available in every GT350 and GT350R.
There are five modes—Normal, Sport, Weather, Track, and Drag—that act on the accelerator response, the traction- and stability-control system, steering effort, magnetorheological dampers, exhaust system, and launch-control program.
The GT350R’s 19-inch carbon-fiber wheels are said to save 60 pounds total over the aluminum ones fitted to the GT350. Light enough to lift with one hand—approximately 18 pounds each—the carbon wheels are finished in gloss black.

Measuring 11 inches wide in the front and 11.5 inches wide at the back, the wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (305/30 front and 315/30 rear) that were specially engineered for the GT350R.

Estimated Base Price: $63,500