Ford has introduced the Shelby GT350 Mustang this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Blue Oval company is launching a range-topping Mustang with the Shelby GT350 moniker and a more aggressive aerodynamically-optimized appearance. Matching the meaner look is a V8 5.2-liter naturally aspirated engine featuring a flat-plane crankshaft and delivering more than 500 bhp (373 kW) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque.
All that power is channeled to the bespoke 19-inch wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox and there’s also a standard Torsen limited slip differential. To stop the car efficiently, Ford's engineers have installed 394mm front rotors with Brembo six-piston fixed calipers and 380mm rear rotors coupled with four-piston calipers. At an additional cost, the optional Track Pack adds an engine oil cooler and transmission oil cooler
Stepping inside the cabin, the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is equipped with Recaro seats, dual-zone climate control system and an 8-inch touchscreen display part of the MyTouch Ford infotainment system. There's also a driver control system featuring five modes which provide different settings for the throttle mapping, stability & traction control, ABS, exhaust and steering effort.
Ford hasn't released pricing details but obviously it will be significantly more expensive than the $32,100 Mustang GT Coupe. Sales of the model are programmed to begin sometime in 2015.