Shelby Mustang models find new life when 2018 arrives to dealerships

By blogsadmin | Posted in Ford Mustang on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Shelby GT350 and GT350R coming back for 2018

Upgrades for 2018 Shelby GT350 and GT350R

There is already good reason for Ford fans to be excited about the arrival of the 2018 Ford Mustang. While celebrating National Mustang Day on April 17, Ford announced that the Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang models will be carried over for the 2018 model year. Additionally, the track-ready, yet street legal sports coupe will debut a trio of new colors when it arrives to dealers like O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln this fall. Like other range-topping versions of the 2018 Ford Mustang, the returning Shelby models feature a high-performing power plant, the latest in Ford technology and racing-inspired components.

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Performance and equipment specs

When the Shelby GT350 and GT350R are available for sale in the O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln showroom, both cars will feature a naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter, V-8 engine. The Ford-estimated output for the power plant is more than 525 horsepower and nearly 430 pound-feet of torque. Supporting this high output engine are coolers for engine oil, the transmission and differential. A pair of huge 15.5-inch front rotors and six-piston Brembo brake calipers will help bring the car to a stop when requested. Adaptive suspension is also standard equipment on the 2018 Shelby Mustangs.

The inside of the two Shelby-built pony cars will contain the latest version of the Ford Sync 3 infotainment system. Drivers will be able to connect their Apple or Android smartphones to the system as well as control the native GPS navigation system with their voice. Sound will fill up the well-appointed interior via a nine-speak audio system. Owners will be able to choose between standard and racing-style driver and front passenger seats.

New colors for the 2018 Shelby Mustang

A gleaming, perfect paint job is often among the first things people will notice about an approaching Shelby Mustang. When the two GT350 models are available for sale, potential buyers will be able to pick an existing color or one of the new options, Orange Fury, Kona Blue or Lead Foot Gray.

If you would like to learn more about the any of the upcoming versions of the 2018 Ford Mustang, contact an O.C. Welch Ford Lincoln sales professional today.

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