2015 NAIAS Debuts: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Overview

After regular Shelby GT350 debuted on the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, race version of this car was promoted few days ago on the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Race version looks more fast and furious than the regular model if that’s even possible, it also comes with slightly bigger output and additional carbon-fiber parts.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Exterior

New model looks even more mean and angry than the regular model that was promoted in the end of last year. New model also comes with more carbon-fiber parts, and it is 130 pounds lighter than the regular model. It also doesn’t come with to many additional parts in the interior and special carbon-fiber wheels.

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Engine and Performance

This model comes with the most powerful naturally aspired engine ever made by Ford. It’s the mighty V8 with 5,2 liter displacement and open crankshaft. This beast is able to produce well over 500 horsepower and 400 pound feet of torque, although there’s no official data about this model’s output.


2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Price

First model was already sold, although being promoted only few days before. It was sold on Barett-Jackson auction. Ford planed to put regular Shelby Mustang out for bids, but instead they decided to release the R model instead. It was sold for amazing one million dollars and all the revenue from this sale will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition to the million dollars, Foundation also received $150,000 from anonymous donors.

This wasn’t the only Ford Shelby sold on this auction, the highest bid went to 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake, which was sold for 5,1 million dollars.

Featured image taken found on Car and Driver.


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