Mike takes the GT350 to the drag strip for the first time. The car should run a 12.2 so a 12.9 isnt so bad for a newbie like Mike. The GoPro either wasnt secured right or the force of shifting pivoted it up! This was a head to head match against Anthony's bolt on 2013 GT/CS which you will see more of in our autocross series.
Mike returns from the Ford Racing Performance School out at the Utah Motorsports Campus. This package is offered to any New Shelby GT350 owner. Mike goes over in detail the full experience and see some highlights from the school!
Mike's first impressions of his 2016 Ford Mustang GT350. 5.2L V8 526hp of high revving furry. Hear what its like to own this car and some of our upcoming events.
Mike, who previously drove the Caddy ATS, upgraded to a 2016 Mustang GT350! He starts it up for the first time and it sure sounds good. A LOT more to come from this car!
Mike's Shelby GT350 mostly stock, here are some of the tasteful modifications followed by the details from Ford!
- UPR Catch Can (Driver & Passenger Side)
- Schroth QuickFit Harness (for Autocross)
- Vorshlag Camber Plates w/ OEM Perches
- Ford Performance Lowering Springs
- Shifteck X-Pipe & Resonator Delete
- Steeda IRS Braces
- Steeda Jacking Rails
Details from Ford:
The heart and soul of this beast lives in the 5.2L V8 engine with a flat-plane crank that produces 526 horsepower. It's bolted to a world-class TREMEC® 3160 6-speed manual transmission and you have a car that delivers 429 lb.-ft. of torque.
• Chassis and suspension
The MagneRide™ Damping System monitors and adjusts itself thousands of times per second for a dynamic, adrenaline-fueled driving experience. But with our obsession for detail, we just couldn’t stop there. Our attention to detail drove us all the way down to which way the springs coiled; therefore, requiring new lower control arms. This racer was designed, engineered and built so the springs, sway bars and dampers work together as one finely tuned system. We also added new lightweight chassis components and a set of Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport tires wrapped around lightweight, yet incredibly stiff, aluminum wheels. So yeah, the Shelby GT350® delivers a special rush when you get behind the wheel.
The foundation of any sports car is undoubtedly the brakes; therefore, brakes are a major part of the GT350 magic. So we teamed up front and rear Brembo® calipers with cross-drilled, two-piece, highly-engineered brake rotors. The huge 394mm (15.5”) rotors up front and 380mm (14.9”) rotors in the back complete this tight, hardworking system that gives GT350 its well-earned track cred.
Balancing downforce while minimizing aerodynamic drag is always one of the biggest challenges a team of car designers can face. But Ford did it with a unique, detailed approach that centered on making it imperative that every single component play a major part in the total overall performance of the system. It’s a very hard thing to pull off, but our team of designers and engineers wouldn’t settle for less. So it’s not just that the GT350 has wide aluminum front fenders and a unique aluminum hood. It’s also that the front and rear fascias, splitter, rockers and rear valance with integrated diffuser all work together as a team – each and every one of them.
What truly sets this Beast apart is that the Shelby GT350® isn’t just a combination of “go fast” parts – any tuner can build one of those. The GT350 is a specifically engineered machine, where the components work dynamically together as one and perform to a world-class level on all fronts, as well as meeting Ford durability standards. It’s all due to the focus of the Ford Performance Engineers to make a car that delivers thrills like this, yet still possess everyday driveability. Quite simply, the GT350 was engineered so you will say – from the race track to winding back roads, the GT350 can do it all.