Ford Unveils Their 2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang

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American automobile giant, Ford had a strong presence at 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The manufacturer has finally lifted the covers off its Shelby GT350R Mustang, which is new for 2015. They claim this is the most race-ready road-legal Mustang that they have created.

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

Ford has focused on improving the aerodynamics and suspension for its 2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang. Engineers have found innovative ways to reduce the weight of the vehicle for a better track day experience. It will be sold as a limited-edition performance Mustang by the American manufacturer.

2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang Engine Specifications:

  • 5.2-litre, dual-overhead-cam V8 engine
  • Flat-plane crankshaft
  • Air to oil engine cooler
  • Air to oil differential cooler
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 500+ horsepower, along with 542+Nm of peak torque output

2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang Features:

  • Carbon fibre 20-inch wheels
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high performance tyres
  • Cross-axis ball joint
  • Magneride damper
  • Wheel air curtains and side skirts
  • Carbon fibre rear wing
  • Fender vents
  • Underbelly diffuser
  • Bonnet vent
  • Exhaust resonators
  • D-shaped steering wheel
  • Emergency tyre system

2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang Price and Launch:

Ford has confirmed that the Shelby GT350R Mustang will be available in United States of America and Canada by the end of 2015. It will also be offered in certain other developed markets as an ultra-exclusive model. Official pricing has not been revealed, however, it is expected to bear a price tag of around USD 80,000 or INR 49,35,600.

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Story first published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 20:24 [IST]
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