Before you go and unbookmark my site from your browser, please take a look at the other photos I posted of the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang. This one indeed is the best photo out of the bunch! Really though, Shelby American's new 2015 Shelby GT Mustang ain't that bad looking. The rear is sharp, spoiler is subtle and I like the fins on the fascia valance. From the back, the Shelby GT Mustang looks like it's ready to rock, but you get a front view of the mesh grille, I guarantee you'll be ready to puke. And I think those are kinds words to say about the red and gray racing stripe paint job. Once you see photos of the mesh grille against a black paint job, you'll be flabbergasted! It's insane, because most of the time black looks best with any type of bodykit, not this case!
It's almost as if your eyes are glued right to the grille because it stands out so much. It's like it shouldn't even be there, I'm not sure what Shelby American was thinking!!! And if one mesh grille isn't enough, these fools added a second on the lower half of the front fascia. And to me, the hood ain't that great either. The raised bump in the hood is a bit too bland to me, what is it these days, it's like Ford and Shelby lost their balls. This special edition Mustang needed a hood scoop, along with base model Mustang by Ford!!! Saleen and Roush did an amazing job with their hoods.
Shelby American actually released this special edition Mustang at Barrett-Jackson, rather than Cobo Hall at the North American International Auto Show. I guess Shelby American figured the car would of gain a lot more popularity if it was center of attention, come to find out, it didn't work that way! Honestly if I brought up this car with any my car buddies, they probably wouldn't even know which model I was talking about. It's too bad, because last year's model was pretty sharp looking.
Maybe I'm just blowing smoke year, but for Shelby American I expected a lot more! Shelby American never dissapoints under the hood, but we all know that's the easy part. Under the hood they slap a Ford Racing supercharger on the five liter and Borla exhaust system to boost the horsepower to an incredible 627 horsepower, making this the most powerful Shelby GT produced. Now if only the exterior was there to back up the power!
Other goodies include Shelby 3:73 gears with performance Ford Racing half-shafts, a Ford Racing performance suspension kit, staggered Weld Racing Shelby Venice wheels and grippy Michelin tires. As well as a six piston front brake system to keep this beast under control. And if 627 horsepower isn't enough for you, there's an option to boost the power to 700hp with an advanced supercharger setup.
Now that Ford is selling the new Mustang outside of the states, Shelby American as well claims this to be the first GT for world market. The company is starting to establish modification shops outside the US to supplement the work done in its primary facility in Vegas. If you think I'm full of shit and feel this is the perfect edition Mustang for you, the Shelby GT modification will set you back $39,995, along with the price tag of a brand new 2015 Mustang.
I always say, don't go by what everyone else likes, if you like this version and have the money, go for it! Don't let me stop you, I just feel there's plenty of better ways to spend your money on a cool Stang...
Hmmm, the fastest I've gone is around 140mph on the freeway, I can't imagine going any faster. You reach a point in the sports car where it feels very surreal, like your floating in a dream. My Trans Am doesn't sit very low, so that's why it felt like I was hydroplaning. Just recently, Texan autmotive God Hennessey took their 2015 HPE700 Mustang for a spin, taking it all the way up to 195 MPH at the proving grounds in Uvalde. After seeing this video, I have to say the HPE700 Mustang is worth every penny, coming in at $65,874. It's one sweet little package, but I don't need it, I'd kill myself!
I think this is the first time Ford had ever introduced carbon fiber wheels on a stock Ford Mustang. Of course the 2016 Shelby GT350R is a new breed of Mustang, nonetheless, this is pretty groundbreaking for Ford. These exotic carbon fiber wheels save the 2016 Shelby GT350R 13 pounds, not much, but remember everything counts when you're racing your Mustang at the track. I wouldn't be surprised if Mustang owners decide to buy a set of these carbon fiber wheels for their stock 2015 Mustang GT, they look so damn good!
Just recently, Ford unveiled the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R at the LA auto show, the race ready version of the Shelby GT350. What sets the R version off from the stock is not only the weight loss (130 pounds), but the improved tuned suspension, as well as better aerodynamics and downforce. Might not seem like much in upgrades, but if Ford was to break it down to you, this is one prepped up peppy little Mustang ready to run Nürburgring. The Mustang Shelby GT350R drops the air conditioning, rear seats, audio system, and trunk lining. Which includes the GT350R's new exotic carbon-fiber wheels!!! I think this is the first time Ford has ever slapped a set of carbon-fiber wheels on a stock Mustang.
I've always liked the really bright colors on the Ford Mustang, especially bright orange! Usually Ford will call this color competition orange or grabber orange, I haven't seen a model or year that I didn't like in orange. With the new S550 Mustang, orange really brings out the lines and curves of the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang. If you really into the new S550 Mustang and the color orange, this might be one of the best cars to own.
It's really disappointing to me I didn't make the Detroit Auto Show this year, but even though I didn't make it, I did see plenty of video and photo footage of the new 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 on TV. And to say the least, the new Mustang is stunning. Yeah I think Ford could have developed a more aggressive hook for the GT350, nonetheless I'm still very happy with this new special edition Mustang.
Sports cars tend to look a lot better in person, so really, I might like the hood a lot more once I see the GT350 on the road. Overall, I think most Mustang fans like the new Shelby GT350... There's probably still some Mustang enthusiasts out there that still like the S197 and SN95 bodies better. For me though, I would really enjoy owning a 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350.
Unlike some of the other special edition Mustang sporting power boosters, this special edition Mustang is equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter engine that's pumping out 500 horsepower and 400 foot pounds of torque. Quite a powerful package, however not everyone will probably like this package. The power is probably going to be displaced differently across the RPM range than other Mustangs like the GT500 and SVT Cobra.
Essentially this is the first-ever production V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft, an architecture typically found only in racing applications or exotic European sports cars. So while this might not be the fastest Mustang ever produced, don't underestimate the GT350. Other enhancements include a flat-plane crank, unique body modifications, magnetorheological suspension, and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Motor Authority just released an announcement suggesting the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to wear a price tag of $52,995.
Not the best bang for your buck! You could probably buy a Terminator for a quarter of that price and change the pulley, get just as much horsepower or more, but then again, you won't have the new style of the sixth gen Mustang.
If you're sucker for lowered muscle cars, I know you'll dig this 2015 Ford Mustang on Steeda's new sport lowering springs. I'll be honest with you, I don't really want like muscle cars lowered, however sometimes some of them look good. Muscle cars these days are low enough, I've received a bit of curb rash myself on my Trans Am and SVT Cobra. That's why I think there is no need to lower them!!! But if you do plan on buying a 2015 Ford Mustang and want it lowered, this photo will give you an idea what a new Mustang looks like when it's lowered. Hope you enjoy!
BlowByRacing has recently confirmed the weight on the stock catback exhaust on the 2015 Ford Mustang, it weighs a hefty 71 pound 6 ounces. So if you replace your stock exhaust with aftermarket exhaust, you could save on weight and enhance your times at the track. Aftermarket exhaust way anywhere near 20 to 30 pounds lighter. Then you think if you change out the stock wheels for aftermarket wheels, as well as the battery, you might be able to get those 54 pounds back, a lot of Mustang fans are disappointed with the extra weight.
If 1000 horsepower isn't enough for you? How about this twin turbo 6.4 litre Chevy small block that makes 2,500 horsepower! Yes that's totally true!!! Most GM and Ford car enthusiasts would never think a Mustang could put out those numbers, but after watching this drag race video, you'll find it's true! The owner of this incredible 1967 Fastback Mustang calls it Helleanor, a nickname conceived from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. I think both Nicholas Cage and Chip Foose would be proud!!!
Ford is rolling out a whole new line of T-shirts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. The new collection of T-shirts, will of course be sporting the new face of the 2015 model. But their role also be a few generations from the past as well, so even if you don't like the new Mustang, look for some of the old vintage Mustangs to appear on the new T-shirts set to come out this year! So if you're a big T-shirt kind of guy, highly suggest checking out Ford's clothing store for these new cool shirts. It's the perfect way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.