This year’s Detroit Auto Show was host to amazing reveals by so many manufacturers, but it’s arguable that Ford’s three-car volley of hits walked away with the win for best in show before it even began. It’s 2017 Ford GT reveal may have garnered the most attention, but lets not forget that that a stunner of a Mustang rolled in and set the tone with a 180-degree turn before taking the stage. After just a couple days since its reveal, order forms of the Shelby GT350R have leaked online, giving us some details of what the vehicle will have to offer.
Posted on the mustang6G forums, the order sheets give us a full list of standard equipment, paint schemes, and optional extras for both the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R. Both cars are of course still powered by the 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crank, giving them over 500 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
The packages offered on the GT350 are either the technology package or the track pack. The former gives the Mustang a load of creature comfort stuff like a seven-speaker audio system, Sync 3 infotainment and navigation, six-way adjustable heated seats, and a MagneRide suspension system. The latter instead offers more heavy duty front springs as well as engine oil, transmission and differential coolers.
For the GT30R package, there’s more stuff deleted than added, like the rear seat, any air conditioning, stereo system or even floor mats. You do get front ceramic brakes, the distinctive chin splitter, and bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The only thing that can be added is a trimmed down electronics package that essentially only adds an infotainment system and an HVAC unit.
Keep in mind though that all this information has to be taken with a liberal pinch of salt as the authenticity of these documents is still up in the air. They do say “2015” after all, which could either mean nothing or indicate some sketchiness. Either way, they’ve only further fueled our excitement for both new Shelby’s and we can’t wait to see them attack the track.