2016 Ford Mustang GT350, GT350R Production Numbers Leak

Yes, we know. We too have been dreaming about the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350/ GT350R ever since they showed up. We were eager to bring you something to quench that wild pony-riding thirst, but it appears we have failed - the GT350 and GT350R production numbers have leaked and they only seem to fuel the fire.
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While the Blue Oval is still tight-lipped on such matters, we can tell you that the world will be treated with 5,000 GT350s per year, while the GT350R will arrive in as little as 500 cars per year.

Fret not natural aspiration fans, in case you miss the first batch of hyperfocused 'Stangs, Ford Performance will give you four other chances - it looks like the pair will stay in production for half a decade.

As usual with these top-secret-but-no-so-secret matters, the original piece of information seems to have been deleted shortly after it was published, as Mustang6G writes - the bins were reportedly spilled by Manny Galvin of Gaudin Ford on his Facebook account, but the post was subsequently deleted.

Still, we couldn't help but notice how the info surfaced in the same week with a similar tip, but targeting Porsche - it seems that the Cayman GT4, Zuffenhausen's mid-engined trackday hero, will only be produced in around 2,500 units.

"Why mention Porsche when talking Mustang?" we hear you asking. Well, we didn't start this, Ford actually did. During our 2015 NAIAS talk with Dave Pericak, Mustang Chief Engineer and now the head of Ford Performance, the man said the GT350R is better than a Porsche 911 GT3.

Thus, we can't wait to see one of those first 500 units spinning its carbon fiber wheels on a track. Oh and we also hope Ford quits the teasing game and tell us just how many ponies past 500 each of the evil unidentical twins delivers.
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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