2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Begins Production in Flat Rock
The super-limited 2015 model leaves the production line.
Ford announced the 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang has entered production at its Flat Rock, Michigan plant, with an extremely limited amount of cars planned for the 2015 model year.
Ford previously revealed that 137 units of the GT350 would be produced for 2015, with the bulk of the normal production beginning in 2016. For 2015, just 100 standard Ford Sheby GT350 Mustangs will be built, 50 with the Technology package, and 50 with the desirable Track package.
Only 37 of the hardcore and super-desirable GT350R will find their way into customer's desperate hands for 2015. The 37-unit run is a nod to the production run of the original 1965 Shelby GT350 competition variant. While the actual amount produced in 1965 is a source of contention among Shelby faithful, Carroll Shelby refuted the existence of any more than 35 production models and two prototypes.
Those who do get their hands on a 2015 GT350 have themselves a serious car. The 5.2-liter naturally aspirated, flat-plane crank V-8 spins out a raucous 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. Want to car to shift for you? Too bad, as the GT350 will come only with a six-speed manual transmission.
While the base GT350 is already a leap in performance above the normal Mustang GT, with bigger brakes, a standard limited-slip differential, aerodynamic kit, more power, and lighter weight, the GT350R is in a class of its own. Weight loss was the name of the game with the GT350R, with special "production first" carbon fiber wheels that shed 13 pounds of rotational mass on each corner.
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