2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 to Sport a $52,995 Price Tag, Convertible in the Pipeline

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In comparison to the $32,100 MSRP of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, the recently unveiled 2016 Shelby GT350 is on the expensive side according to the starting price uncovered by recent reports.
The rumored $52,995 price tag is more than 20 grand over a standard GT Fastback. Looking at the bright side, direct rival 2015 Camaro Z/28 is $17k more expensive than the Shelby-ified Mustang.

Moreover, the track-focused Chevy may prove to be overpowered by the new snake from Ford as well.

While the golden bowtie manufacturer’s most thrilling Camaro makes do with 505 ponies and 481 lb-ft (652 Nm) of torque, the Blue Oval has promised us with “over 500 horsepower” and a hefty lot over the 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) threshold. However, a certain technical detail will properly differentiate the two extreme muscle cars, and that is whichever has the lowest curb weight.

We know the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has gone through a thorough diet, thus sporting a base curb weight of 3,820 lbs (1,732 kg). As for the new GT350, there’s a heck of a lot more creature comforts inside, which makes us believe the weight difference will be noticeable between the two athletes.

So will there be a convertible? Road&Track, as well as many other publications claim we won’t get a drop-top Shelby GT350 because choppin’ the roof off will spoil its driving dynamics. Sorry to burst your bubble and “insider sources” but everyone is wrong - there will be a convertible 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and this bit of autoevolution news from September is solid proof to that debate.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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