The New Shelby GT350


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2009 Ariel Atom. NA 3 liter, 500bhp = 167 hp/liter.
:eek

Which engine is that?
 

Brombear

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Ah .... Movember :)
 

djs

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Sinovac

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Uhhhhh.......Yep! That clip does not really do it justice.
Have you heard it at full tilt? I've been scouring the internet for a video or sound clip.
 

SFGT

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Oct 23, 2012
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Has anybody actually received a 2016 GT350 or "R" version? I'd like to hear about it and what the ADM's are right now. I've been quoted $10K over on the standard and $20K over for the "R".
I am getting quoted the same numbers, I am looking for an R, but it looks like I will need to wait 6 months until the ADM goes away.
 

Sinovac

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Hang in there. They will be available, just like the FGT was in the latter stages of the offering.:biggrin
Yep. Patience is probably my only virtue.
 

debtdrives

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I agree Ralphie! They should drop that emblem on the front fender and spend the money on a side stripe.
 

Cobrar

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In addition to those oil wells in Texas.
 

Sinovac

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There's no denying the LS engines are much smaller and lighter than the modular Ford V8s. I think the production spec on the Voodoo engine for the GT350 will be 540-550bhp. While this may not seem like a quantum leap forward from the LS7, the potential of the Ford engine will be much greater, even with its displacement disadvantage. Also consider this is new territory for Ford, so they will be conservative with the engine's state of tune, at least initially. I bet this engine can provide over 600bhp in warrantied form.
 

BAT

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So when will the HP/torque numbers come out?
 

DBK

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So when will the HP/torque numbers come out?
Should be shortly but they are in range of what's been discussed previously.
 

Thugboat

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Jan 20, 2009
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GT 350 track day offered by Ford update!

Many of us received the track day letter from Ford to drive a GT350 at a designated few tracks around the country. Several of us replied immediately and were told sorry but sold out. One of my buddies that accompanied me to a couple of Rallys was lucky enough to be accepted. Tony Jacobs has driven my Gt at TWS and owns a Boss Laguna Seca of his own. He has several track cars and is a member of Motorsports Ranch of Houston with 100's of track hours. He chose to drive Lime Rock on the Track day so he could mark another course off his bucket list. Here is his observations from this morning.

"It was as much fun as you can imagine. We have just finished the ride along. When they let us drive we were limited to 3rd gear except for the straightaway where we could hit 4th. The test driver, who was the same instructor that I had at Miller track attack in the Laguna Seca, drove the entire course in 3rd, 4th & 5th. He was tremendously fast in the car."

Tony's plan was to try to get a hole shot on buying a 350R at the end of the track day by offering whatever to get one at list price. They wouldn't give them any info on how many will be produced or exactly when but did advise those present to be patient. They believe the price will get down to list pretty quickly.

Tony absolutely loves his Boss 302/ Laguna Seca but did say this car is an animal. He says he will wait and get a 350R and add the luxurys.

Just some FYI.

Larry (Thugboat) Boatner
 

djs

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FWIW the black R livery reminds me of the 2013 Boss 302 LS, which is no small compliment. The black/gray LS was a dynamite combo.
 

The Grey Ghost

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For all of you GT, GT350, and GT350R owners/prospective owners, we have invested several months in developing a 4-point roll bar that will fit these cars and provide a level of safety over OEM. I have kept abreast of any/all competitor's offerings and I am confident that our solution will offer superior strength, installation options (*), install-ability, and aesthetics. Our roll bar kit will install equally well in cars with a rear seat or without a rear seat (350R). Of course we would NEVER advocate having any rear seat passengers once the bar is installed, but not requiring customers to purchase/install a RSD kit is a real advantage for most. Our solution will have much better conformance to the car's roofline (safety & aesthetic advantages) and our incorporated harness bar and diagonal will NOT impede full rearward seat travel for tall drivers.

(*) While NO roll bar system can insure the complete safety of the driver/passenger, the general consensus is that bar systems that are welded into place offer more strength and protection than bolt-in solutions. Our GT/GT350/GT350R kit can be either 100% bolted into place, 100% welded into place, or any combination. While accidents can happen in any environment, the more the car is used for wheel to wheel racing the more important it is that the bar is welded into place - and the governing rules for whatever racing you are doing tend to cover (and enforce) this well. Conversely, I suspect that the majority of GT/350/350R owners are going to see occasional track use and our bolt-in option will provide increased occupant protection as well as providing a preferred method for shoulder harness anchoring. Of course one of the advantages of bolt-in is that the bars can ship powdercoated and ready for install. By comparison, bolt-in roll bars are routinely offered by Porsche for their GT3 and GT3RS cars in European markets.

To complement the Roll Bar Kits, we will also have 6-point (CROW) racing harnesses with customized clip brackets as well as modest GT350R designations on both the pull straps and cam-lock covers - much the same way that we did this for the Boss 302 owners.

Our first production bars will be back from powdercoating this week so I hope to have some pics available very soon.
Did you guys ever happen to come up with a roll bar option for the 13/14 GT500 convertibles?
 

Xcentric

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How much heavier is the 5.2 vs. the LS motors?

I am sure they could have stuck with a Coyote 5.0, 5.4 or even a 5.8 of some type, I assumed they stayed with the smaller displacement for CAFE or EPA reasons??
 

RALPHIE

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Send this to Luis (this thread) -

http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/29906-The-New-Shelby-GT350?p=398073&viewfull=1#post398073

& tell him to read the responses....
 
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Sinovac

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Meh. Still a Rustang.
 

Sinovac

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I prefer the emblem over a side stripe, but I think I'm just burned out on stripes.

I've noticed in many of the recent articles that the writers heap a lot of praise on the Ford representatives for their enthusiasm, accessibility, etc. Whatever the new performance division is doing, they need to keep doing it.
 

Sinovac

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My guess is 530hp/430tq.