Latest News: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang

The Latest Ford Shelby GT350

We all know Ford is busy with promoting their latest muscle car of the year: the Shelby GT350 Mustang, while still working on its final production version.



What WASN’T On Shelby’s Press Release

In our previous report two weeks ago during the 2014 LA auto show, we leaked  a few things that you won’t find in Ford’s press release. Today we have MORE info on the GT350 Mustang, below is the summary of what we know so far, but is not in the official press release (new information today highlighted in bold):

1. The 5.2L flat-plane V8 shares the same cylinder block geometry of the 5.0L Coyote V8 found in the standard Mustang GT; bore diameter is enlarged, and stroke is kept to be the same;

2. The 5.2L V8’s block DOES NOT share the design of the current GT500 engine;

3. About 30 measures are used to deal with the flat-plane crankshaft vibration issue;

4. No electronic speed limiter, top speed is drag-limited;

5. Torsional rigidity of the GT350 body will be around 20,000 lb-ft/deg (27,116 Nm/deg);

6. No plan for any automatic transmission version;

7. MSRP starts at $52,995; Tech package costs another $2,995;

8. A higher trim, called the GT350R Mustang, is set to debut in next January’s 2015 Detroit auto show.


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