The high-performance vehicle called the Ford Shelby GT500 will soon be available. With all its features, perfect exterior, and the beast under its hood, there is no doubt that the 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 will become one of the most popular vehicles of all times. The brand-new Shelby has many features that make it different from the Mustang GT, and you will soon find out what kind of features make the two different. The 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 will be more powerful thanks to many changes and tweaks in terms of exterior and of course engine department. Of course, its cabin won’t lack in quality, just like the exterior and engine. Let’s check what it has to offer to its potential customers, when it arrives, and what its price is.
2016 Ford Shelby GT500 Exterior
The 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 differs from the Mustang GT in many ways. The Shelby GT500 comes with revamped springs, bushings, and lower riding height. The Shelby GT500 is also stiffer because of the carbon-fiber-composite grille surround. Generally, the 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 looks perfectly concealed and allegedly, it has lost considerable amount of weight.
Apparently, the company wants to reduce weight to 3,500 lbs to make the Shelby GT500 even better. The weight loss should improve vehicle’s fuel efficiency, speed, and performance. The front of the vehicle is occupied by aluminum fenders. It sits on newly designed 19-inch wheels. Moreover, it is based on the rear-drive platform called the S550 which has an independent rear suspension.
Ford Shelby GT500 2016 Interior
The cabin of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 is equipped with excellently designed Recaro sports seats. To complete the sports ambiance, they’ve also added a flat-bottom steering wheel. Since it is Ford’s cutting-edge model, it will boast leather and suede gripper seats along with carbon fiber inserts. Thanks to the ambient lightning and soft-touch materials, the cabin of the Shelby GT500 looks luxurious and appealing. It is probably the only car in its class that has such luxurious cabin.
The cabin of the new Shelby GT500 doesn’t only have luxurious layout, it is also well equipped. So, you will be offered power adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, and improved version of the Shaker Pro audio system with 12 speakers, MyFord infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display, and many others.
Ford Shelby GT500 Engine
The upcoming 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 will have the most powerful naturally aspirated engine that Ford ever produced. It is a 5.2-liter V8 engine.
The exact details about its output haven’t been announced, but there are some rumors that it will be capable of producing 500 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission option will probably be a 6-speed manual unit.
2016 Ford Shelby GT500 Release date and price
The starting price of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT500 will be around $55,000. This is a reasonable price, keeping in mind its performance, equipment, and luxurious cabin.
The vehicle is scheduled to hit the market in summer of 2015. The exact date and more details about output, fuel economy, and acceleration will be announced soon.
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