The customers asked and Ford delivered. For the new 2017 Shelby Mustang GT350, the American automaker has added a number of offerings that they say are the “the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built.”
“Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director at Ford Performance, in a press release. “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 GT350R Mustang.”
These are the new packages:
- Standard Track Package featuring aluminum tower-to-tower brace; high-downforce decklid spoiler; engine oil, transmission and differential coolers; MagneRide™ damping system
- Three new colors – Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue, and Grabber Blue – replace Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange
- Two new available packages – Electronics Package includes SYNC® 3, voice-activated navigation and nine-speaker audio system; Convenience Package includes the same options and replaces manual Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power sport seats
- Available audio system upgrade from seven to nine speakers with Electronics Package, Convenience Package, and R-Electronics Package
I wasn’t exactly sure how they could make the pony car housing a flat-plane crankshaft any better, but these packages are most definitely sweetening what the GT350 has to offer.