That’s why the automaker is enhancing the car for the 2017 model that goes on sale this June.
The big news is the addition of the previously available Track Package as a standard feature. This adds items such as an aluminum tower brace, magnetic ride dampers, rear spoiler, and specific coolers for the engine oil, transmission and differential.
That alone represents a saving of $6,500, though Ford is yet to release pricing information for the 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350. The original 2016 model started at $49,995 when you included destination charges and the gas guzzler tax.
Ford is also offering new Electronics and Convenience Packages. These, in addition to an R-Electronics Package for the car, add a nine-speaker audio system over the previous seven-speaker setup. The Electronics and Convenience Packages are virtually the same, though the latter replaces the standard manual-adjustment Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power-adjustable seats.
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Also new are some extra colors: Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue and Grabber Blue. They replace two previous colors: Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange.
No changes have been made to the powertrain. The awesome 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 still dishes out 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, all of which is channeled to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
“Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback,” Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak said in statement. “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.”