Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Production Begins

Ford’s high-performance Shelby Mustang GT350 and GT350R have begun rolling off the production line. 

Ford calls it the “most athletic Mustang ever,” and the specs seem to backup that claim. The car comes packing a 5.2-liter flat-plane V8 that makes 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

To cut weight from the GT350R, Ford shed all of the unnecessary bits from this car like the air conditioning, stereo, trunk carpet and rear-view camera. Both versions of the car get a standard limited-slip differential which gets the power to the ground while MagneRide adaptive dampers and a fully revised suspension helps to carve corners.

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Carbon fiber 19-inch wheels come standard on the GT350R, with all four wheels wrapped in near racing-slick Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that are said to have been specially formulated for the Shelby GT350R.

The New Shelby GT350R Mustang will be a limited-production model with only 37 units planned for the 2015 model year, while the GT350 will see 100 unites produced for 2015.

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