Have you been waiting patiently for your order for the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang to be fulfilled? Well, don’t fret, as Ford officially confirmed that production has commenced at the automaker’s plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.
The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang was first revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show when Ford’s Performance brand was having a field day, promising even more intense performance than the already credible and amazing sixth generation Mustang.
Boasting a flat-plane crank V8 (that’s Ferrari territory) displacing 5.2L, it produces none other than 526hp and 429 lb-ft of twist, mated exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Next to the racing-bred V8, the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang hosts a handful of other performance upgrades, all designed to make this Pony car the most capable and track-ready Ford Mustang ever built.
Check out the video and press release below.
Aug 20, 2015 | Flat Rock, Mich.
All-new Ford Shelby® #GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant
One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time the all-new Shelby® GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and race tracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver.
“This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “We have taken the GT350 formula to the next level of innovation, style and performance. Today the legend continues.”
– By: Chris Chin
Video Source: Ford via Motor1