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Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang Revealed Packing More Power, Sharper Handling

Gerard September 11, 2015 19:00

Shelby American has gotten their hands on the EcoBoost-powered Ford Mustang and gone to work on it, and the result is a GT upgrade package which makes the pony car even more appealing than it already is.

The GT package includes both visual and performance upgrade so this isn’t just for show. Under the hood, Shelby has installed a modified CPU along with a Shelby Tuned BORLA performance exhaust system. This brings the power of the 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine upwards by at least 20hp, resulting in over 335hp available when fuelled by 91 octane fuel.

The suspension of the GT EcoBoost Mustang also sees shorter springs and bigger sway bars fitted to it, with new 20-inch Venice WELD Racing wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 275-35zr20 tyres.

Visual enhancements sees a lot of carbon fibre components from the front splitter to the hood, grilles, spoiler, and rocker panels. There are also various emblems, graphics, and badging bits tagged on to further differentiate the GT EcoBoost Mustang from a standard one.

Inside, there are Shelby branded floor mats, illuminated door sill plates, a numbered dash plaque, and embroidered headrests.

Looking at the options list, you can specify the car with a roll cage, Sparco race seats, a short throw shifter, and a five-point harness. If additional performance is what tickles your fancy, Ford Performance half-shafts and Wilwood performance brakes are also available as an option.


About Gerard

My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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