Skip to main content

New Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Enters Stable with 500 Horses



At this time, the production first examples of the 2015 Ford Mustang just reaching showroom floors. Reporting the new Mustang is spending an average of only six days on United States dealership lots before being sold, Ford appears to have succeeded in creating an attractive refresh of their coveted vehicle. The Evos concept car inspired styling and the power up to 400 horsepower available from the Canadian-built 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine allowed the new Mustang to openly participate in many glamour shots since it went public light this past December. Fanfare for the latest generation version of the original pony car remained high throughout this year as the vehicle’s introduction coincided with the Ford Mustang’s 50th anniversary. After almost a full year of the 2015 Mustang, Ford Motor Company’s selective breeding has now led to the latest iteration of the Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Rolling up to the 50th anniversary to the production of the first Shelby GT350s by Carroll Shelby, the newest version of the souped-up Ford Mustang is among the most powerful and technologically advanced. Galloping with 500 horses, the new Ford Shelby GT350 is a 21st century example of 1960s muscle. Despite some rumours indicated the chance the Shelby GT350 would be turbocharged, beneath the aluminum hood of the Shelby GT350 Mustang is a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-8 engine. A European performance car derived high-revving flat-plane crankshaft is a key aspect Ford advertises about the powerplant of the high-performance pony car. Generating 500 horsepower and more than 400 pound-feet of peak torque, the engine of the new Shelby GT350 Mustang is the most powerful naturally aspirated power unit dropped into a mass-produced Ford vehicle. A six-speed manual transmission and a standard Torsen limited-slip differential are components of the powertrain guaranteed to allow a driver to experience thunderous performance. Optional on the Shelby GT350 Mustang is a Track Pack including an engine oil cooler and transmission cooler.




   
Similar to the new Ford F-150 pickup trucks, aluminum body panels are sculpted in creating the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang’s exterior persona. The hood and front fenders have been augmented to provide a look distinct from the base Mustang. A lowered engine cover decreases the aerodynamic resistance, an outlet equipped to the hood excels in preventing lift at high speeds. The front end of the Mustang receives a fascia incorporating a lower front splitter for greater airflow control. At the rear of the Shelby GT350 Mustang, a diffuser and small deck lid spoiler enhances the back-end adhesion. Accommodating specially tailored, wide-width Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires mounted to 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels, the fenders of the GT350 have been reshaped.


 
 
Combined with the engine power of the new Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is Brembo six-piston front disc brakes, traction control and a responsive suspension. The GT350 becomes the latest recipient of an electro-magnetically controlled handling. The first Ford product to use MagneRide, iron particle impregnating hydraulic fluid is transferred between the corners of the GT350 using electrical current at a rate of 10 milliseconds to create precise vehicle handling. Performance numbers for the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang have not been disclosed at this time but a 0 to 60-mile per hour time of about 4 seconds flat.





Inside the new high-performance Mustang, the Shelby GT350 model includes race-themed pieces and creature comforts. Heavily developed cloth Recaro sport seats, unique gauges and a flat-bottom steering wheel add an additional performance car edge to the Ford Mustang. Interior chrome and other brightly finished components are dulled to prevent potentially distracting sunlight glare. Through an available Tech Pack, the Shelby GT350 Mustang receives an extensive level of comfort equipment. Leather seating, MyFord Touch, dual-zone electronic temperature control and Shaker Audio speaker system is included with the Tech Pack.

Along with track performance figures, the release date of the Ford GT350 Shelby for the United States and Canada has yet to be announced.


Information and photo source: Ford Motor Company 


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Will NASCAR's Next Gen Car Development Avoid Mistakes Made With CoT?

  Photo Credit: James Gilbert/Getty Images untitled On Wednesday of this week (May 5 th of 2021), NASCAR will formally present the sport’s newest Cup Series chariot. Originally called the Gen 7 car before adopting the moniker of the Next Gen car, the vehicle was initially planned to be part of the 2021 racing season but was pushed to 2022 due to the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupting development as well as team finances to implement the Next Gen car. From the details already leaked about the Next Gen car, the 2022 Cup season is destined to deliver the biggest learning curve ever to drivers, team and fans. Ahead of the official unveiling of the car, indications of a new spec chassis, six-speed manual transmission, independent rear suspension as well as a larger diameter, single-lug wheels are radically going to reshape the operations of NASCAR Cup Series teams on and off the track. With anticipation building towards the planned on-track introduct

Morbid Motoring History: Transaxle of James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder Up For Auction

Photo Credit: Porsche AG untitled More than 65 years after James Dean’s fatal highway crash on U.S. Route 466, a verifiable piece has surfaced of the vehicle involved in the ill-fated Porsche 550 Spyder the 24-year-old actor drove in his last moments of life. Through an online auction being held on Bring A Trailer , buyers with a desire to obtain a rather ghoulish gearbox. The Porsche 550 Spyder was one of the first purpose-built race cars assembled to establish a name of what was once a small sports car located in Stuttgart, Germany. A derivative of Porsche’s 356 production car, the 550 Spyder’s compact, lightweight stature (the 550 was in reference to the vehicle’s weight in kilograms) combined with a mid-mounted 1,500 cc flat-four engine proved almost instantly superior in competition. Entering competition in 1953 by Porsche, the 550 Spyder cemented much of the early on-track success for the brand including a class victory at the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans. A total of 90

2021 IndyCar Series Preview: Drivers and Teams Chart

Photo Credit: Chris Owens/IndyCar 2021 NTT IndyCar Series Drivers and Teams 2 Josef Newgarden United States Team Penske Chevrolet A two-time IndyCar champion, 30-year-old Tennessee driver Josef Newgarden enters his fifth season with Team Penske after a strong 2020 run. Newgarden is once-again considered a contender once more for the year's title. Winning a total of 18 IndyCar events since starting his career in the series in 2012, the pilot of the #2 Team Penske race car has keen sights on capturing this year's Indianapolis 500. 3 Scott McLaughlin New Zealand Team Penske Chevrolet After securing three consecutive driver titles in the Supercars Championship in a Ford Mustang co-owned by Roger Penske, Scott McLaughlin has been promoted to run his full first season in the NTT IndyCar Series competition with the prestigious group. Though he sp