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.