Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ford | posted April 11, 2016 12:06
2017 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 gets new performance package, colors
More standard features are now available for the Shelby Mustang GT350 after Ford Performance recently updated it for the 2017 model year. Now equipped with a Track Package, along with several new shades of color, the 2017 Shelby Mustang GT350 'offers the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built' according to Ford.
"Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback. At the end of last year we started offering a back seat option for Shelby GT350R due to customer demand. Now, we have adjusted the packages available to continue to provide more of what customers want on the Shelby GT350 Mustang," said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance.
The Track Package for the 2017 Shelby Mustang GT350 equips the car with performance add-ons comprised of an aluminum strut tower bar, new decklid spoiler which improves downforce, engine oil, transmission and differential cooler and a MagneRide adaptive damping system.
Over to colors, Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue and Grabber Blue are now available. Moreover, the new shades replace the previous Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange.
Apart from the new standard equipment and new exterior colors, the 2017 Shelby Mustang GT350 can also be specified with the following:
-Electronics Package – includes SYNC 3 infotainment, 9-speaker audio system
-Convenience Package – includes the previous Electronics Package but replaces the Recaro manual adjustment seats with leather power front seats
Power is still provided by the same 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 that comes with a flat-plane crankshaft. It doles out 507 PS with 542 Nm of torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
It is set to go on sale in June in the US.