Ford is a pioneer in the introduction of carbon fiber wheels as standard equipment in their latest model the GT 350 R Shelby Mustang. The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R is an upgrade of the Ford Mustang GT 350 version. It is expected to be lighter and faster than its predecessor as the engine power and chassis specs show.
On the exterior this model will have a reshaped nose, a rear diffusor, a menacing body kit, turbulence-reducing fender vents and vented wheel wells. The model will also have a scoop on the hood, a duo bubble roof,some intakes behind the B-pillar and on the sides,some racing stripes and larger intakes.To increase its down force-creating abilities, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R will have belly panels on the under-body at the rear and the front,a carbon-fiber wing on the rear and a revised splitter at the front.
The rear wing influences and balances the vehicle’s center of pressure. The wing also improves lift balance and down force making the model to be the most track-oriented mustang to have ever been made. The vehicle will have red brake calipers and red pinstripes over its roof.
This version will have a flat-bottomed steering wheel with just the other basic equipments and electronics in the quest for weight reduction to increase optimization for top speed as it is meant for track-purposes.
The rear seats,emergency tire inflator and sealer together with backup camera system and stereo have been deleted making the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R approximately 130 pounds lighter than the GT350 predecessor. Turn signal mirrors,8-inch touchscreen with navigation,7-speaker audio system and a dual-zone air conditioning are some of the few electronic package options that will be offered to individual customers.
According to different reviews, this model has been highly optimized to have excellent aerodynamics. All these features will give the drivers an enjoyable and comfortable driving experience even at top speeds which will make them feel like professional race drivers. The vehicle is set to have a flat-plane crankshaft V-8, 5.2 liter engine.
The engine is also equipped with a dual-overhead-camshaft and the crank pins are arranged and spaced at 180 degrees margins to increase high speed engine breathing capacity. The mode of transmission in this model is six-speed.The engine is set to release more than 500 horsepower with 440 lb-ft of torque.
An air-to-oil engine system cooler will also be present for rapid and effective cooling of the engine during very severe conditions. The vehicle has a Torsen differential with an axle ratio of 3.73 which is optimized for traction on straight lines and a very firm grip while negotiating corners. The vehicle will have a 0-60 mph speed time of 4 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph.
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 R is estimated to be $60,000 and it is set for release in September/October 2015.
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