2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350

It is like new rumors are coming up about the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350. It is dubbed to be a higher performance upgrade of 2013 Boss 302 brand. This is an innovative creation of the Ford’s SVT group.2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 front view

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350: Platform

This GT350 uses a platform, which underpins 2015 Mustang. It is anticipated that the brand will ride considerably stiffer suspension thanks to the adjustable dampers. The early test vehicles that were spotted around company’s Michigan, headquarters, featured cross-drilled brake rotors made of carbon-ceramic. These were the same mules rolling on the 19-inch Michelin super sport performance tires. The bodies are pierced by center hood vent and regarded to be highly functional fender vents behind front wheels.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350: Powertrain

Actually, SVT has not used its top supercharged GT500 engine here. Rather, they have used a new version of 5.0 liter V8, which powers Mustang GT. The engine is likely to have slightly larger displacement than stock unit. The group is said to be working on the flat-plane crankshaft for this engine. Its lower rotating mass with this kind of setup, allows the V8 engine to run past 8,000 rpm and thereby delivering 550 horsepower. Interestingly, the horsepower will be distributed through new all wheel drive system. It is expected that the engine is to be exclusively mounted to manual transmission and transfer the power through limited-slip differential.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 rear view

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350: Competition

Competition is the order of the day in the motor vehicle industry. The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 is considered a worth competitor of Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE, Dodge Challenger SRT, and other brands on the same class. Nothing is expected to go wrong if SVT group does performance Mustang that is good as Boss 302.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 side view

2016 Shelby GT 350: Price and Release

As the name suggests, this excellent car is scheduled to release onto the market in mid 2016. The price is estimated to be around $ 50,000. V8 engines with flat plane crank are commonly reserved for the racing and luxurious cars. This makes it more of responsive, high-revving power delivery than regular cross plane crank V8 engines. The common V8 engines do not usually go beyond 4.5 liters. This is mainly because of problems with control of the excessive vibrations. However, 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 is said to be tested with 5.0 liter engine with additional features such as vibration dampers and beefed-up electric system. This is very important in dealing with excess shaking effects, which are a result of flat-plane crank engine. It is evident that the GT350’s smaller engine is going to be considerably lighter than GT 500’s supercharged one.

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