2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang Boasts 335 HP, Costs Shelby GT350 Money – Photo Gallery

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Have you ever wished for an EcoBoost-powered Mustang that costs almost $2,000 more than a brand new 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Well, good news! This is what you wished for – the 2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost tuning package from Shelby American.
Before anything, it's worth mentioning that a base EcoBoost Fastback goes for $25,395. Add the Shelby GT EcoBoost tuning package on top ($23,995) and the result is something only a madman would spend money on. As if the stupidly exorbitant price wasn't enough, the peeps from Shelby American retain all take-off parts because... umm... because they can.

With these being said, what do you get for a sticker price of $49,390? As a starting point, 335 horsepower. That's 25 horsepower more than the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo drinking cool 93 octane. The plus point is that Shelby American's tune-up delivers 335 ponies on 91-octane fuel. Torque figures? Nobody was bothered to mention if we're dealing with more than the standard 320 lb-ft (434 Nm). Somebody at Shelby American is slacking, alright.

So the engine mods aren't to die for while the price is ludicrous compared to the much more capable Shelby GT350 Mustang. But the 2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost does have an ace up its sleeve – those badass looks. Carbon fiber was used for the front splitter, rocker panels, GT rear spoiler, and taillights panel. The package brings Shelby GT striping and badging, along with upper and lower grilles specific to the 2.3 four-banger.

20-inch WELD Racing Venice wheels and tires, a Ford Performance exhaust system with Shelby tips, and a Ford Performance Handling Package complete the list of standard features. On the inside, customers of the GT EcoBoost get a dash plaque, Shelby embroidered headrests, sill plates, and premium floor mats.

Worth the price? Not by a long shot. To achieve the same visual cues of the 2016 Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang you can admire in the photo gallery below, you'll have to spend a considerable bit more on the carbon fiber hood extension and such. We're talking Shelby GT350R Mustang money here!

On an ending note, we admire Shelby American's take on the 2.3 EcoBoost pony, but the overall sticker price (donor car + package) isn't cool for a non-V8 Mustang. Shelby GT350 Mustang any day, baby!
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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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