The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 should be available next summer. The fastback is made to honor the memory of Carroll Shelby, a famous racing driver and automotive designer. Carroll made a great contribution to developing Mustang Shelbies, so naturally, the 2016 model will truly be something special. Though there isn’t much information about the new model available at the moment, there are some rumors and speculation about it, which can give us a clear image of just how impressive the new pony car will be. According to them, the 2016 fastback will come with a bit altered exterior design in comparison to other Mustang models, while its interior will be very sporty and powerful. As for the powertrain, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be powered by a V8 mill, whose exact specs are still unknown. However, the manufacturer stated that this is the most powerful naturally aspired mill they have ever made. If this is not enough to convince you how incredible the new coupe will be, then you should also know that the new model will come with some rather impressive powertrain parts, such as Torsen differential, which will have an amazing impact on its performance. All in all, the 2016 Shelby GT350 will be a true marvel worthy of the memory by which it was named.
Aerodynamic Changes and New Body Style of 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will have a different appearance then the regular Mustang. Most of the design changes are made in order to improve the model’s performance, but that doesn’t mean that the new model is lacking in style. The new pony car actually looks quite impressive, it has an aggressive and dominant shape and its details and parts are really wicked. To start with, the 2016 Shelby GT350 will be two inches lower than the regular Mustang. It will also come with a wider front track and a bit tilted hood. These changes were made in order to improve the fastback’s aerodynamics, but they also make it look very bold and unique. In addition, there are numerous changes on the front end. It now feature a new carbon-fiber grille and a wicked new front splitter which really have a fantastic design. The windshield was also changed, as well as vents on the fender and some other parts. To sum up, the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 looks as menacing as it really is, and its aesthetical changes are impressive, even though the reason for their existence is much more important.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will come with a fantastic engine. It will use a 5.2-liter V8 mill which is said to be the most powerful naturally aspired unit Ford has ever made. Though the exact power output of this amazing engine is still unknown, the previous statements can help us get the better picture. If the new V8 is going to be the most powerful Ford unit, than it must generate more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb-ft of torque. Such power under the hood of this impressive fastback will be amazing on the road. The 2016 Shelby GT350 will come with a six-speed manual transmission for a true feel of a racing car.
Suspension, Limited-Slip Differential, Tires and Brakes
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, however, will not rely only on its engine to provide impressive performance. It will also come with some rather interesting perks which will help it achieve this goal. To start with, the new fastback will use the MagneRide suspension. This suspension uses a very advanced technology which helps it adjust the behavior of each individual wheel to the road condition every 10 milliseconds. Thanks to this suspension, the ride in the new coupe will be really smooth, while the handling will be precise and easy. In addition, the new model will also use the limited-slip Torsen differential and the new model will also come with 19-inch alloy wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. As for the brakes, it will use Brembo brakes. The front wheels will have 394-millimeter six-piston calipers, and the rear wheels will use the 380-millimeter four-piston calipers.
2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Release and Price
At this point, the release date of the new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is unknown, as well as its price. However, some sources say it should be released during the second half of the next year.