We have received some information about the latest 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 car being released. This is probably going to be an update which was already announced before, but was running a bit late. Originally, this updated version of the GT350 was scheduled for 2016, but the latency has shifted it to be released for a different time. Obviously that time is finally coming and in this review we present to you the latest updates coming out about this car.
Originally, the GT350 was introduced in 1965, which was the same time a high-performance Mustang model was about to come out. The combination of the two managed to upgrade the original power of theMustang model from 271 horsepower to 306 hp. The final product was introduced to us in 1966 and it came out in its signature Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes.
The following years gave way to a number of updates. The model came out with some more cosmetic changes for the upcoming years until the 1969 model. The model ran for a time and was discontinued at one point, but it came back stronger than ever with its 2011 release which also marked the introduction of the fifth-gen models. It lasted until 2015 when the sixth-generation Stag came out and showed us that they are still going strong with this brand. The following model is a continuation for the brand as they strive to keep it competitive and keep the sixth-gen models afloat.
The release date was changed a few times already and we are finally hoping that 2018 will be the time when we can finally see the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 back in action. Based on the currently available photos of the car, we are in for a treat.
When is the Release Date for the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Scheduled?
It is still not official yet, but the release date for the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is expected to be dropped between the end of 2017 and the start of 2018. The recent problems that they have had with the design and production of the vehicle has made them miss the deadline a few times already. The ultimate release will probably come late in 2017 and this model will still be labeled as a 2018 model once it hits the streets.
What is the Price for the New 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350?
The pricing for the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has already been announced. Preordering the car will be available soon, but it will be officially available for sale when the release date is announced. The base MSRP rating for the base Mustang GT350 is $49,995, while a more track orientated version is going to be $63,495. You can get it with either a Technology Package or a Track Package.
What are the Exterior Changes Going to be like?
The current 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is probably the most aggressive and the angriest looking model ever produced. It turns on all the dials up to eleven and we see here before us one of the most advanced Mustang cars ever designed. The front end has underwent the larger part of the newest transformation and includes changes to the hood but also makes the car much more aerodynamic and it enhances the performance of the car immensely.
The updates that we are getting for this 2018 redesign are going to include a few new exterior colors. This year we are getting such options as Ruby Red Metallic, replacing the Competition Orange, and also the newly appointed Lightning Blue and Grabber Blue which are going to come in place of the Deep Impact Blue which is being retired. The latter options are actually throwback colors which were introduced for the first-gen Mustang cars and later offered only for the fifth-generation models.
What are the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Interior Changes?
The inside for the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is going to remain the same. The style of the car is going to be kept because they have decided that they do not need to change the design for this update. The interior will further develop the present equipment and make it better and much more comfortable for use.
Also, this year buyers will have the opportunity of using two new packages offered for the interior of the car. The Electronics Package adds the use of a SYNC 3, voice-activated navigation, and a nine-speaker audio system. While the Convenience Package provides the users with the same features as before but replaced the manual Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power sport seats.
Powertrain Ability and Options
Arguably the most dramatic change for the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 car is that the 5.0-lter Coyote V-8 used for the Mustang GT has been discontinued. The replacing engine that comes here is the 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8, which is a legitimate racing engine model. This is the most powerful naturally aspired engine created and it is able to produce 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. Also, this year will mark the introduction of a Track Package which is going to be offered as a standard option this year.
2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 0-60 mph Acceleration and Top Speed
We know that the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is going to be the quickest muscle car and the fastest naturally aspired coupe model. This is brought about with the updates made for the engine which will help it reach the 0-60 mph mark in just 3.5 seconds and also acquire a top speed of 186 mph.
Fuel Economy Expectations
Do not expect the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to be a particularly economic car. The estimated fuel economy is pitted towards a rating of 14 mpg city drive, 21 mpg highway and a combined effort of 15 mpg. Not particularly economical but that is the price you have to pay for a good performance.
Are the Dimensions Going to be kept the same?
Because the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 model represents only an update for the sixth-generation model, there are going to be no changes for the exterior of the car. This means that only aesthetic and styling changes are being made and no dimension expansions. The car will still retain its length of 188.9 inches and a wheelbase of 107.1 inches. The height is 53.6 inches and the width is 75.9 in. The interior volume is not as favorable and it remains the same giving us a room of 52 cu ft, and a cargo bay of only 14 cu ft. The weight of the car might change a little bit but not in a significant manner.
What are the Safety Ratings?
The newest 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will come with all the necessary safety equipment. Besides the updated stability control and traction control, the car is going to be equipped with the same elements that it has had before. Certain updates will be made, but the bottom line is that you can rest assure that you are going to feel safe while driving in this car.
Many of the performance orientated vehicles are going to make their debut at the same time the 2018 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is going to. But this does not mean that the car will fall under grace of the pitted models. The closest and probably the first rival that the Stag has even gotten is the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and the same thing will continue for the new generations of the models that come. We can include the Dodge Challenger in the mix as well as it offers substantial performance, particularly with its Hellcat SRT version.