According to documents leaked by HorsepowerKings.com, the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 will start at $ 49,995 including an $ 825 destination fee and a $ 1,300 gas guzzler charge. A Ford representative told us that while the automaker has not yet announced official pricing for the GT350, the prices in the document are “accurate” — meaning the GT350 will be a performance bargain. The closest direct rival to the GT350 and GT350R, the All-Star-winning Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, starts at $ 75,000 after destination and gas-guzzler charges.
The performance-focused 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 features a standard flat-plane-crank 5.2-liter V-8 engine making more than 500 hp, as well as Brembo brakes, dual exhaust with quad tips, 19-inch black-painted aluminum wheels, and Recaro cloth/suede seats. A $ 6,500 Track Package reportedly brings extras like performance-tuned front springs and a raised decklid spoiler, while a $ 7,500 Technology Package nets an 8-inch touchscreen, 7-speaker audio system as well as voice-activated navigation and power adjustable leather-trimmed front seats.
Step up to the track-focused 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R model, and you’ll gain a carbon fiber rear wing, 19-inch carbon-fiber wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires, and a specially tuned chassis. All this comes in exchange for deleting the rear seat, air conditioning, and other creature comforts in an effort to save weight. These track-oriented goodies bring the car’s price up $ 13,500 to $ 63,495.
Other options on the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 include a painted black roof ($ 695), “Over-the-Top Racing Stripe” ($ 475), Triple Yellow tri-coat paint ($ 495), and Electronics Package for the R model ($ 3,000). Check out the leaked documents here.