After teasing the new range topping ‘Beauty’ (If you remember the name from the latest NFS movie) for a while, Ford has revealed the new Shelby GT350 Mustang. This track oriented Pony can tackle most challenging circuits around the globe while it’s road legal, you can drive back home with a smile on your face!
The heart and soul of this hottest Mustang is the Ford’s most powerful naturally aspirated production V8 till date! Still under wraps - but Blue Oval company says the 5.2 liter V8 block chucks out power more than 500 hp while torque exceeds 540 Nm! The motor is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, uses a flat-plane crankshaft, which is a first for the company and comes standard with Torsen limited slip differential. The new Mustang breathes with a ‘throaty howl from its four exhaust tips’!
Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President, Global Product Development, commented on the new Shelby GT350 Mustang “When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive – challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes – and the track on weekends.”
“Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive powerplant – nimble, precise handling and massive stopping power,” Nair added further.
Speaking of the changes in the new Shelby GT350, the vehicle comes with a standard new aluminium hood along with several others to improve the aerodynamics. The vehicle rides on bespoke 19-inch aluminium alloys and Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires specifically made for Shelby GT350. It also comes with MagneRide dampers - the dampers feature hydraulic fluid with iron particles, when passed through an electric current, suspensions can be adjusted at lightning speed! Ford says each suspension can be adjusted independently at every 10 milliseconds for optimum handling performance. Braking is provided by Brembo - at front it get 394 mm disc with 6-piston caliper while rear features 380 mm with four piston calipers.
Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang comes with an optional Track Pack which include - engine oil cooler along along with transmission oil cooler. Ford is also offering GT350 with an optional Tech Pack which gets electric-leather-trimmed seats; Shaker Audio; 8-inch MyFord Touch touch screen; and dual zone electronic temperature control, amongst others.
Source : CarDekho