Ford Mustang Gt350 Australia – Ford has made the final current-generation 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350, after confirming that US production would end last year.
According to FordAuthority, Mustang spokesman Bridge Alexanian confirmed that the last GT350 will roll off the assembly line at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant in late 2020, after the manufacturer’s most affordable Mustangs for the 2021 model year. are arranged.
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Powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V8 making 392kW and 582Nm, the updated 2020 model features redesigned front suspension geometry borrowed from the flagship Mustang Shelby GT500.
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American media speculated that the car would return in the future, but Ford responded to rumors suggesting that the next-generation Mustang would move to an all-electric platform by 2029 as “light speculation.”
For now, the Mustang Mach 1 is the pursuit-oriented replacement for the GT350 and the Mustang Shelby GT500 will also remain in production.
The Mustang Shelby GT350 model was never released in Australia, excluded due to its left-hand drive production schedule.
Charlie Bliss has been a motorsport journalist and presenter for the past two years reporting on the Speedweek eSeries, TA2 Muscle Car Series and the Bathurst 12 Hours. With a background in news journalism and community radio, Charlie has also contributed to the women’s news and lifestyle website mamamia, as well as presenting an online newscast for Hatch Now. She recently joined McLean College while completing her final year of journalism. Limited to just 500 units and exclusive to the Australian market, the R-Spec’s star feature is its Harrod Performance Advanced Supercharger, which boosts the 5.0-liter V8’s power numbers. For beyond the standard coupe’s 339kW/556Nm.
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While official outputs have yet to be confirmed, Ford reps point us to similar Ford Performance kits in the US producing north of 500kW/800Nm.
If true, it puts the fastest Australian-bred Mustang within striking distance of the left-hand drive GT500 and GT350, as well as its main rival, the HSV Camaro ZL1 (480kW/860Nm).
This will come as a relief to Mustang fans who have been clamoring for a Shelby-style ZL1 rival for some time now.
It’s worth noting that this factory-backed Sting will blow the Tickford 2018 engine upgrade kit (400kW/632Nm) out of the water.
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But it’s not just engine performance, Ford offers the R-Spec with other Ford performance enhancements such as the R-Spec-specific handling enhancement package that includes firmer springs, 20mm lower, adjustable stabilizer bars, custom Magnoride Active Damper tone, and unique. The 19-inch wheels wear Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
A new active exhaust and intake system also joins the list of improvements, along with a unique spoiler, front valence and striped livery with a “top-of-the-line” look.
Fast mustang price for sale in australia? Surprisingly, Ford offers the R-Spec with an MSRP of just $100,000 – $99,980 before on-road costs are factored in. As a limited edition, each car will be stamped with its production number, and will only be offered in the Fastback body style.
If you still have a taste for the old Shelby-badged Sting, Victoria-based Mustang Motorsport still plans to convert US-delivered cars to right-hand drive, but the price may be too high for some.
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As the R-Spec is offered direct from Ford Australia, it’s covered by the brand’s five-year/unlimited kilometer warranty, complete with roadside assistance, capped-price servicing and a free loaner car at every service interval.
With the Mustang’s high-performance EcoBoost on the way, featuring significant performance enhancements over the current entry-level four-cylinder pony car, look out for more Mustang performance variants soon.
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But here’s one that does. The US-market Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 uses a super flat-plane V8 that’s built for revving, and is very happy when working all the way to its 8250rpm redline. With the supercharged 560kW GT350 approaching, it’s set to lose out as the fastest Mustang in the parts of the world where it’s offered, but it certainly sounds better. In fact, it should be high on the list for the best-sounding factory-spec road car for sale anywhere in the world.
The GT350 has been on sale since 2015, but has only received a modest package of mid-term revisions, including tweaked front suspension geometry, stiffer dampers and anti-roll bars, and changes to the tyres. Pilot Sport Cup 2 Ultra Grippy. As before, the GT350 is primarily intended for street use and occasional commuting, tipping the hard-core (and more expensive) GT350R that balances in favor of circuit work (while still being street-legal). ). I caught up with the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 during a recent trip to the Midwest.
It looks great – a more attractive version of what is already a beautiful car. The GT350 builds on the regular muscular body of the Mustang with a large front grille, front wing air intakes, 19-inch black alloys (carbon wheels are standard on the GT350R) and a low stance. There is also a sizeable rear wing on the tailgate. Most U.S. buyers opt for the factory stripe package, which places Shelby’s trademark contrasting color stripes across the center of the car from bow to stern. At just 495 USD, it’s hard to imagine this box not hitting the mark.
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The interior feels less markedly different from the standard Mustang, though some cabin plastic roughness and scratches feel less forgiving in a car that costs more than twice the entry-level 2.3 EcoBoost in the States. The GT350 gets Recaro seats as standard, with some carbon trim and an Alcantara-rimmed flat-bottom steering wheel with a Shelby Cobra logo (there’s no Ford badge anywhere on the car).
Starting the engine immediately confirms that the GT350 is a very different proposition than the standard Mustang GT. While the regular car has the kind of “bubba-bubba” slow idle associated with American V8s, the GT350 lives up to a more engaging and more aggressive tone. It looks like a racing engine is warming up in the pit lane. Dubbed the Voodoo by Ford, the engine uses a heavily modified version of the regular 5.0-liter block, but with a flat-plane crankshaft, a changed firing order, and a wider drag reduction to transform it from slugger to screamer.
While the new engine is the GT350’s standout feature, it offers a very different experience than the regular V8. Low-end torque is less than the GT, and the Shelby feels anemic around 3000rpm. Driving around at city speeds, it doesn’t feel that special. revs it does well, but I found it took time to build up to exploring the top of the rev range, naturally shifting away from redline.
Peak power arrives at 7500rpm, but the engine pulls all the way to 8250rpm, the instrument cluster with shift-up lights encouraging you to flirt with the limiter, and sometimes kiss it hard. It looks great, at any rev and load – hard edged and raspy down low, rough and wild at the top end. It’s all real: no digital enhancements, no added pops and bangs.
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Unusually for a modern car, it actually feels faster than it is. While impressively quick, the GT350 is actually a bit slower than the muscular versions of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, and will be outsold by the GT500. It does the 0-60 mph (0-97km/h) time in 4.0 seconds, which is quick, but mostly deep in the three.
Beyond a head-to-head drag race that doesn’t really matter, though, because of the engine’s charisma and the purity of its reactions. The GT350 gets a Tremec six-speed manual transmission as standard – the regular GT uses Getrag – and the shift action is heavier, but with a more mechanical feel.
Steering is another important point. The GT350 uses a version of the same electronically assisted rack as the lesser Mustang, but with special software and a stiffer front suspension that gives the car a more dialed-in feel. The assist isn’t too heavy, but the steering is very precise and communicates both grip and (rarely) slip as experienced by the front tires.
However, it also transmits more expensive messages about surface textures and changing cambers that EPS systems often try to filter out as unwanted noise. It reminded me strongly of the better BMW M steering systems, in that way