Ford Unveils 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350

Date :

November 19, 2014

Ford Unveils 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350

One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time is returning with the reveal of the all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang.

The new GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transforming a great every-day car into a road racer – by taking advantage of a dramatically improved sixth-generation Mustang to create a truly special driving experience.

“Everything we changed on GT350 is purely functional-driven design, with the goal of improving the overall performance of the car,” said Chris Svensson, Ford design director, The Americas. “We optimized the aero shape of the car, and then fine-tuned what was left to increase downforce and cooling airflow.” All bodywork from the windshield forward is unique to this high-performance model and up to two inches lower than Mustang GT.

 

The new 5.2-liter engine is the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft. Unlike a traditional V8, where the connecting rods are attached to the crankshaft at 90-degree intervals, this design evenly spaces all crank pins at 180-degree intervals. The result is the most powerful naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever, at more than 500 horsepower, with a torque peak above 540 Nm.

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