Buyers who just couldn’t wait to get there hands on a 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang might be kicking themselves in the butt now. The 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang will come standard with a Track Package. The package includes a decklid spoiler, engine oil, transmission and differential coolers, an aluminum tower-to-tower brace, and Ford’s MagneRide damping system, as part of its standard list of features. In addition to the Track Package, new available options packages for the car include the Electronics Package (SYNC® 3, voice-activated navigation, and nine-speaker audio system) and the Convenience Package, which has the same options but replaces manual Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power sport seats.
“Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “At the end of last year we started offering a back seat option for Shelby GT350R due to customer demand. Now, we have adjusted the packages available to continue to provide more of what customers want on the Shelby GT350 Mustang.”
Also new for 2017 are three colors: Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue, and Grabber Blue (get the Ruby Red Metallic). Gone from the lineup are Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange. They always say never to buy the first model year of a car… in this case they missed out on getting the Track Package standard. Still, owners of the limited production 2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang have little to be upset about.
Check out this video about the differences between the 2016 GT350 vs. the GT350R: