The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang imports classics subtly to remain modern

2015-04-06 01:23:41
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang imports classics subtly to remain modern
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang imports classics subtly to remain modern

Ford unveiled the first of the GT350s back in 1965, with one Carroll Shelby overseeing the development of high-performance models that formed the initial-generation of the Mustang. The models have appeared in the market throughout the years since then, disappearing until 2011 with the fifth-generation of the Mustangs. This season, the new 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will be the sixth-generation. Arriving in the market soon, the Shelby Mustang will boast an autonomous rear suspension. It is distinguished by racing lines, large splitter and a novel bumper, smoked headlights as well as side skirts.  

Up front, the A-pillar and side headlights along other conspicuous features give the pony car an angry stance. The nose is wholly sunken in all directions, this undercuts aerodynamic drag. The splitter is new, with air in-let openings being enlarged. The grille has visible angular ducts to properly funnel air and the Shelby badge replaced the nose logo. In furtherance of aero-efficiency and curbing drag, it is equipped with lightweight alloy wheels with re-contoured aluminum fenders. Other components include an ingeniously crafted spoiler, diffuser and a wide array of vented inner fenders.   

The cockpit is simply sporty-tuned, the steering wheel slips in and out of the Recaro buckets. The seats have impeccable shape and reinforced to facilitate track driving, they are also wrapped in a unique GT350 interwoven fabric. The seats show rigorous dexterity and archetypes for optimum comfy for long trips and bolstering enough through tough track drives. The gauge now showcases different speed levels and revolutions attainable by the car. Being a modern high-performance vehicle, the car has five special modes, mounted controls for stability and traction, suspension stiffness, and exhaust tuning.    

Beneath the aluminum made hood, change iterations continue as the 5.0-liter V8 Coyote Mustang GT is eschewed in favor of a 5.2-L Flat-Plane crank V8, the most potent naturally aspirated mill ever created by Ford that churns out 500 ponies and 400 lb-ft of twist. Notably, the Flat-plane crank facilitates banger firing sequence that changes between banks and curbs emission pulse overlap.

The mill mates to a lightweight 6-speed manual while all power is transmitted via a unique Ford-crafted Torsen’s limited-slip differential. Tentatively, the car sprints from 0-to-60 mph in mid-four second while top speeds stands at 175 mph.

In contradistinction with the Mustang GT, the Ford GT350 features a broader front track, heightened spring rates, while its height is undercut. For enhanced capability, the tower brace is optional. For more luxury, the tech pack brings leatherette seats featuring power adjustment, flexible audio stereo player and MyFord’s Touch LCD entertainment system. It also includes a dual climate zone control system.

Undoubtedly, though it may be obscured by rival models on the performance scale, this presents the most powerful car ever engineered by Ford. With the state-of-the-art suspension matching sport supercars on the planet, a race-design V8 mill that serves up above 500 horsepower, as well as a wholly refined exterior curving that boosts aerodynamics; a few models would oust the GT350 from the showrooms. The muscle car high-performance and impressions ignited by the Mustang GT350 are enough bait for the modern and luxury shoppers.  

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