2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R – Detroit Auto Show Coverage!
The highly anticipated 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R was finally revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it was nothing short of incredible. Mustang enthusiasts reveled over the stunning design and unbelievable speed of the GT350R and can hardly wait to get their hands on this sixth generation Mustang when it’s released later on this year.
Things to Know About the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R.
The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is based off the original GT350 and has all the same remarkable features along with some major upgrades. Here are some of the similarities and differences between the GT350 and the GT350R that make it so special:
- Dramatically enhanced aerodynamics
- Offers same weight distribution as the regular GT350
- Sits .2 inch lower to improve control and handling
- Equipped with carbon-fiber wheels to save weight
- Makes harder and sharper turns
Lightest and Quickest Mustang Yet.
With its first-ever flat-crank V8 engine and six-speed manual transmission, there’s no doubt the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R was made for the track. But how does the GT350R stack up against other Mustangs? Well, Ford hasn’t released many details yet, but they did hint that it’s more than 500 horsepower with over 400 lb-ft of torque. That means the GT350R is the fastest, as well as the lightest, Mustang that’s ever been created!
The Ford engineers were so determined to ramp up the speed while keeping the weight to a minimum that they threw all the unnecessary amenities out the window. That’s right: 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R has no stereo, air conditioning, or even a spare tire. The reduced weight along with the improved aerodynamics makes this track-focused Mustang the fastest and lightest one to date.
VIN #001 for the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R sold for $1 Million at Barrett-Jackson!
Barrett-Jackson’s collector car auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona over the weekend saw a number of exciting cars go under the hammer and some major records fall. One of the more exciting cars to be sold was the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R with VIN #001, whose final bid came in at a cool $1 million. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).