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2016 Ford Shelby GT350R

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500 hp 400 lb-ft n/a n/a
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Type V8 Length n/a
Displacement 317 cu in (5200 cc) Width n/a
Power > 500 hp (373 kW) Height n/a
Torque > 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) Weight n/a
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Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
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Type 6 Speed Manual EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
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Tire Size - Front R19 Manufacturer's Origin United States
Tire Size - Rear R19 Base Price $61,370
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Track-Capable Ford Shelby GT350R is First Series-Produced Car to Have Carbon Fiber Wheels

Published: Mon Jan 12, 2015 by Randy Wellington  |  Source: Ford
A combination of changes to aerodynamics and suspension tuning to the new Shelby GT350R Mustang leads to most race-ready road-legal Mustang ever.
A combination of changes to aerodynamics and suspension tuning to the new Shelby GT350R Mustang leads to most race-ready road-legal Mustang ever.

Ford today unveiled the new Shelby GT350R Mustang, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built.

Arriving later this year, the 2016 Shelby GT350R has been designed and engineered in the same spirit of the 1965 Shelby GT350 Competition model, delivering never-before-seen track capability from a Mustang - thanks to innovations in aerodynamics, chassis engineering and light-weighting.

"The Shelby GT350R Mustang is a no-compromise car in the pursuit of maximum track capability," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. "It is a thoroughbred street car making use of technology and ingenuity to deliver performance few enthusiasts have ever experienced."

The car features the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft - the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced - plus a specially tuned suspension. It is fitted with revised spring rates and antiroll bars, lower ride height, unique track-tuned alignment settings, revised bushings and jounce bumpers, cross-axis ball joints in the front suspension, and revised calibration controlling the MagneRide dampers.

Aggressive Exterior Design on Shelby GT350R

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang has been optimized for aerodynamic efficiency. Details including the hood vent for heat extraction and lift reduction, underbody belly pans front and rear, an aggressive diffuser, vented wheel wells and turbulence-reducing fender vents, wheel air curtains and side skirts all remain on Shelby GT350R, but the car's downforce capability has been increased.

Revisions to the front splitter maximize downforce, while an all-new high-efficiency carbon fiber rear wing has been added in anticipation of competition. The wing moves the vehicle's center of pressure rearward while improving downforce and lift balance - ideal for high-speed track work.

"Shelby GT350R's highly efficient aerodynamics, innovative light-weighting and world-class chassis deliver a truly spectacular driving experience that makes you feel like a professional racing driver," said Kerry Baldori, Ford Performance chief functional engineer.

Aside from carbon fiber wheels, larger front splitter and rear wing, Shelby GT350R features distinct design details. Exterior touches include red painted brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. Inside is high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging and the D-shaped steering wheel fitted with a red center mark at the top.

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