At the L.A. auto show in November 2014, Ford unveiled the highly impressive Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. A track-focused pony, the GT350 is powered by a naturally aspirated flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 that revs to the stratosphere, packs Ford's first adaptive magnetorheological suspension, and wears unique, aero-massaged bodywork.
The new 'R' keeps all the components that make the GT350 great and throws out pretty much everything else not required by law or structural integrity, all in the interest of destroying road courses. So the flat-crank 5.2-liter V-8 stays, still eclipsing both 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque. The electronic, adaptive MagneRide suspension goes to work under the GT350R, too, but gets new, track-oriented programming and is teamed with revised spring rates and anti-roll bars and a lower ride height. And then there's the wheels: The GT350R rolls on carbon-fiber wheels, a first for any major automaker and a rarity even among exotic supercars. Ford says that the composite wheels—sized 19 by 11 inches up front and 19 by 11.5 out back—save an astounding 13 pounds per corner and are stiffer than any aluminum wheel. And they're wrapped in hyper-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a rubber compound and construction unique to the GT350R.
The Ford Shelby GT350R has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|087 / 250||2016||Night Burnerz 7/10||Metalflake Dark Blue Pearl||Black & Red stripes on hood, Black roof & spoiler, detailed taillights||Dark Grey / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey 10SP||DHP04||Malaysia||Base code(s): J03, J07, J09|
|087 / 250||2016||Night Burnerz 7/10||Red||Black & Silver stripes on hood, Black roof & spoiler, detailed taillights||Dark Grey / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey 10SP||DHX25||Malaysia||Base code(s): J20, J22|
From the back of the 2016-card:
Birthplace: Dearborn, MI, USA
Specialty: Built for thrills and drivability, everything in the engineering of the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R delivers. 526 horsepower plus an aerodynamic design from the wide front fenders to the rear valance with integrated diffuser come together for a smooth and powerful ride.