The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] will have a new performance bargain on its hands if reports of the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350’s pricing prove accurate. When it goes on sale next year, the latest Mustang variant, which made its debut a fortnight ago at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, will bring to the table a new 5.2-liter V-8 with a flat-plane crank, unique body modifications, magnetorheological suspension, a Torsen limited-slip differential, more than 500 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, plus much, much more—including perhaps a very reasonable $52,995 price tag.
The pricing information was first reported by the website Horsepower Kings, citing a Blue Oval source. The website also reports that the car’s Tech Package, which adds things like power adjustable seats, premium audio and better infotainment options, will cost an additional $2,995.
But the story doesn’t end there. Ford is also expected to release a Track Package for the Mustang Shelby GT350 that will help fill the performance gap between the stock model and a hardcore Mustang Shelby GT350R rumored to be making its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show in just over a month’s time.
This Mustang Shelby GT350R will be the true rival to Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28 and will likely be priced closer to Chevy’s $75k starting price; expect the car to feature many premium options such as carbon ceramic brakes, uprated wheels and tires, and some serious weight-saving mods.
Stay tuned for an update.