Ford preparing a hotter Shelby GT350R Mustang for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on November 25, 2014

Although the Shelby GT500 Mustang offered a convertible version, it appears that the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang will be offered only as a coupe. According to Road&Track, an open-top version of the new Shelby GT350 was never planned as the vehicle was developed as a high-performance model that can be driven to the maximum on a racetrack.

As you may know already, if the vehicle will loose its roof, the stiffness of the body will be reduced, which means not so impressive performances. Still, we have som good news as a hotter GT350R, with upgraded brakes, tweaked aerodynamic kit, high-performance tires and more, is expected to arrive at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, in January.

We don’t know if the engine will be upgraded too, but we would be satisfied if we will receive the standard engine found on the new Shelby GT350.

For those who still don’t know, the 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 engine that generates in excess of 500 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to a lightweight six-speed manual transmission, while power is delivered to the rear wheels.

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