The 2016 Mustang GT350 Can Be Yours, But at a Steep Price
Featured in the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is a beauty. It picks up where the 2013 Boss 302 left of and it is primed to be the best example of a pony car.
Based on the latest “S550” Mustang chassis, this version of the Shelby by Ford is unlike the outgoing Shelby GT500. While the GT500 was all about speed, the GT350 is a modern pony that is designed for the racetracks.
Here’s a brief look at what this beautiful beast features:
- 2 liter all-motor engine – the V8 engine doesn’t use forced induction and makes use of a flat-plane crank. As a result, the engine is able to breathe a whole lot easier. According to Ford, the 5.2 engine is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine they have ever produced.
- Magnetic ride control – this Shelby features MagneRide, which is Ford’s application of the continuously controlled magnetorheological damping system.
The GT350 is fitted with aluminum front fenders. Recaro sports seats adorn the interior and the steering wheel is a flat-bottomed one. Plus, the instrument panel is capable of reducing glare.
An optional Tech Pack provides drivers with the following features: power seat adjustment, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded Shaker audio and an eight-inch My Ford Touch infotainment system.
Do you want to own this beauty?
If you want to own the first 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, then head over to Scottsdale, Arizona on January 17, 2015. The car will be available to the public for auction at Barrett-Jackson.
The winning bidder of lot No. 3008 is given the power to choose from the available Shelby GT350 colors and packages. Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford, said that “The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car.” He added, “From the all-new independent suspension – a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing.”
Then again, for cars of this magnitude, you don’t expect it to sell for just a small price, right? But whatever the car sells for at auction, the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization that funds research for Type 1 diabetes.