2016 Ford Mustang GT350
Today is the day that Mustang fans have been dreaming about for the last 43 years. Ford been hinting about a special sports car in a series of short teaser videos, and today they officially revealed that it will be the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. This iconic muscle car will finally be returning to showrooms after a 43 year hiatus, and from what we’ve seen so far it was definitely worth the wait.
The original 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was created by Ford in collaboration with Carroll Shelby. At that time Shelby was a just getting his start in the automotive industry. However, the Mustang GT350’s that he tuned made him famous by beating supercars like Ferraris and corvettes on race tracks all over the country. His name has been synonymous with the legendary Mustang ever since.
The new version of the Shelby GT350 that will be coming out for the 2016 model year looks to build upon the performance based package of the original GT350 designed by Carroll Shelby. In the promotional video for the car that was released today Ford CEO Mark Fields said, “What better way for us to live up to his legacy than us doing that Shelby GT350, through Ford”.
It will be a track-ready, race-ready vehicle that is also street legal. Ford claims that this will be by far the most aggressive powertrain that they have ever put into a production vehicle. They are basing the design of the GT350 on an upgraded version of the new 2015 Mustang chassis. It will boast more than 500 horsepower and is the best handling Mustang that Ford has ever built. This will also be the first Mustang that Ford has ever built with magnetic shocks.
Overall, we truly believe that this is the coolest and most advanced Mustang that Ford has ever built. It has been a long 43 year wait, but now that the wait is finally over, the end result was definitely worth it.