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Ford News: 2017 Ford Fusion Sport Packs 325 Horsepower for $34,350*

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When Ford provided the details of the 2017 Fusion lineup earlier this year, the one model that caused our eyes to widen was the Fusion Sport. Packing a twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6, the Sport would have 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Well, Ford has announced the final power figures for the Sport and our eyes are even wider.

 

The Sport will still have 325 horsepower coming from the V6. But torque has been increased to 380 pound-feet. No, that isn't a misprint. Not only does the Sport blow everyone out of the midsize sedan class in terms of power, it also gives the likes of the BMW 340i a run for its money (320 horsepower, 330 pound-feet of torque). This is paired with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

 

There is a catch. The only way to get that magical 380 pound-feet is to fill up 93 octane gas. Fill up with anything lower, and the torque figure drops to 350. Another downside is fuel economy. EPA says the Fusion Sport will return 17 City/26 Highway.

 

Ford also revealed pricing for the 2017 Fusion Sport. When it arrives at dealers towards the end of summer, the Sport will carry a pricetag of $34,350 (includes a $875.00 destination charge).

 

Source: Ford

 

Press Release is on Page 2



NEW FORD FUSION SPORT GIVES OWNERS OF GERMAN SEDANS 380 REASONS TO CHANGE THEIR LEDERHOSEN

  • Following success with Explorer Sport and Edge Sport, Ford seeks to woo performance car buyers – including those considering Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – with all-new Fusion V6 Sport
  • 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport will offer class-demolishing 380 lb.-ft. of torque from 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine, along with 325 horsepower
  • Premium sports sedan comes with standard all-wheel drive

 

DEARBORN, Mich., June 9, 2016 – Ford is adding serious EcoBoost® muscle to its Fusion sedan in an all-out assault on more expensive German sport sedans.

 

Following on the success of Explorer Sport, which has seen one in five buyers come over from recent Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz experiences, Ford has its eyes not only on owners of V6-equipped Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords, but some other distinguished German models that command a five-figure premium over the 2017 Fusion Sport.

 

Since the newest-generation Fusion launched in 2012, midsize car buyers have been asking for a performance version, says Wade Jackson, Ford Fusion marketing manager.

 

“It’s not just Fusion buyers who want something hotter,” Jackson says. “Owners of other midsize sedans, along with our own dealers, ask repeatedly. So buyers get a 2.7-liter EcoBoost that makes 325 horsepower and a more impressive 380 pound-feet of torque.”

 

These consumers also crave a car that’s much more distinctive inside and out, Jackson explains. “Cross-shoppers will be shocked by the bang for the buck our new Fusion Sport delivers,” he says.

 

Peak torque of 380 lb.-ft. from a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine makes Fusion Sport stouter than established performance sedans like BMW 535i, Audi A6 3.0T and Mercedes-Benz E400. Ford Fusion Sport torque rating is achieved with 93-octane fuel.

 

Ford has reason to be confident with its newest sport-minded offering. While Explorer sales rose 24 percent from 2013 to 2015, Explorer Sport jumped 103 percent. Edge sales were close to flat over that same period – mostly due to model changeover – but Edge Sport jumped 62 percent.

 

For discerning sport sedan buyers seeking the ultimate in braking and handling performance, a summer-only tire package will be available as well.

 

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport starts at a very un-German sports sedan price of $33,475, and that’s with all-wheel drive as a standard feature.


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So REAL WORLD driving I would expect about 15 MPG on average for this turbo monster. I am sure it will be a blast to drive, but I expect people to complain about the gas mileage. Plus who has 93 octane? Washington state you only have 87 regular, 89 mid and 91 premium.

 

Even doing a search online you see people asking where to find this and not much options other than the race tracks with 104 octane option at $9.25 per gallon right now. I will say that I have mixed in 16 gallons of premium with 4 gallons of 104 here for what I believe my math tells me would equal 93 and the Trailblazer loved it. But then that pocket rocket has an adaptive ECU to adjust to the higher octane.

 

Anyone know if GM limits their adaptive ECU's?

 

I have to assume based on what Bill wrote here that this Ford Rocket Sedan has adaptive ECU so I wonder if you use higher octane what power output would be or would it just be a waste due to limits put in place by Ford?

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I have 93 at a few stations in my town(of only 10,000 people) and any Shell station in the area for sure. 

 

I would assume they limit the ECU/car to a certain octane. You can't just dump 110 octane in and expect another 50hp jump w/o a tune for 110. 

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Most of Costco's premium is 93.  Almost all Sunocos have 93.

This must be a washington thing as I went to Costco Q&A section for the gas stations and they have lots of good info, but they do quote that the bulk of their costcos use 87 regular and 91 premium.

 

http://www.costco.com/gasoline-q-and-a.html

 

Q: What products do you sell?
A: Regular Unleaded (typically 87 octane) and Premium Unleaded (typically 91 octane). Octane requirements can vary by state.

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Hmm.. maybe I'm wrong. I know my closest Costco, the one I use for almost all of my fill-ups, has 93 because that's what I put in the Oldsmobile.

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Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

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Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

 

yeah, I'm the same way. 

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Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

 

yeah, I'm the same way. 

 

Me too...In Quebec of all places...

Petro-Canada is 94 Octane...and ALL the Petro-Canada gas stations Ive ever been to in Montreal all have it!!!

But then again...some say that Petro-Canada's 94 Octane is actually 91 Octane gasoline with additives and boosters added in....

 

Premium is recommended in my 2012 Acura TL Sh-AWD....

I think my owner's manual mentions I could fill her up on 87 Octane...I dont remember. 

Ive never done it, nor have I ever put 94 Octane in her either...

 

About the Fusion 2.7 ecoboosted Sport...

 

WOW!!!

380 ft/lbs torque (on 93 Octane)

350 ft/lbs torque on whatever fuel is recommended...

 

Are we really miffed about the 30 ft/lbs difference because of octane rating?

We are missing the fact that this beast is still a HEFTY 350 ft/lbs MINIMUM!!!

 

My aforementioned 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is a paltry 275 ft/lbs....

But then again...had the same 30 ft/lbs been added to my Acura and I wouldnt be complaining...

But then again, 350 ft/lbs is still MORE than the imaginary 300 ft/lbs....

 

I LOVE my 2012 Acura....so I wouldnt be trading the TL for the Fusion Sport anytime soon...but...

The Tesla Model 3 and the Fusion Sport look like possible replacements in about 3-5 years from now!  If the Fusion Sport is still offered by then....and those options are looking at the future in 2016....m

By 2019-2021....maybe other more interesting options might become available to me...

Just to say....if I was in the market for a new car as of now...the 2017 Ford Fusion 2.7 liter ecoboost Sport  would be the one that I would buy!

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I think every gas station in Pittsburgh has 93 octane, that is what I use, I never saw a station without it.

In Germany 91 octane is their regular and it goes up to like 97 or 98, that is why the German cars have the 91 octane minimum, they are just made for their home fuel.

Problem with the Fusion sport (which should be an SHO) is that the power goes to the wrong wheels. Somehow this car will be slower than a 340i or Q50 with less power.

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It's the same rating for torque as the Lincoln MKX - which again is rated for FE on regular but performance on premium.

 

I know using lower octane fuel retards ignition timing...but why would that deliver better FE? Wouldn't the better fuel be, well, better fuel, so more powa, less foot on gas pedal?

 

And it's got AWD standard. It does not have mechanical torque vectoring - it used brake torque vectoring. However, Ford's AWD system is standard. I've heard it's much more willing to send power rear than competing mass-market awd systems.

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Been saying this since they announced the sport:

"...But it's also going to cause problems for Ford. After all, when you can snag a 325-hp, 380 lb-ft Fusion for under $35,000, is there really an incentive to buy the all-wheel-drive, 400-horsepower Lincoln MKZ for $43,575? We'd argue not really"

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/09/2017-ford-fusion-sport-380-lb-ft/

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Been saying this since they announced the sport:

"...But it's also going to cause problems for Ford. After all, when you can snag a 325-hp, 380 lb-ft Fusion for under $35,000, is there really an incentive to buy the all-wheel-drive, 400-horsepower Lincoln MKZ for $43,575? We'd argue not really"

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/09/2017-ford-fusion-sport-380-lb-ft/

Ive also said that countless of times too...

 

Over at MT when the discussions were about what if Ford offered a V6 in the Fusion and in here...

 

I dont know about anybody else...but Id rather the Fusion Sport over ANY Lincoln Sedan....with the exception of the Continental....maybe...

Id have to see the Conti in person to make that decision...

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That's not the only Lincoln vehicle they sell. This is heated competition for any premium compact luxury sedan. So yes, perhaps Lincoln doesn't have the performance chops of the Ford brand...but is anyone really expecting performance cars from Lincoln to go against the German 3 and Cadillac. Not really.

 

Especially when the Ford GT...a mid engine supercar is being revived very soon?

 

Where's Buick? Where's Acura? Where is even Toyota-Lexus compared to something like this? Probably nowhere, and Acura has a new mid-engine supercar of their own, Buick doesn't have a performance flagship - but that's not Buick is about anyways.  

 

Lincoln is still building themselves, they don't have the pieces at all right now, the only vehicles that seem to work are crossovers. If this increases sedan sales for Ford, it'll be miracle in this auto industry climate.

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The Lincoln MKZ interior should make it work the $8,000 price premium.  Key word there is "should."  But I don't think the MKZ interior is anything to write home about and it probably drives like a Ford, so it probably isn't worth the extra money, but that is the problem with Lincoln's strategy.  The cars should be way better than Ford, but they aren't.

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@SUAVE

I doubt this Fusion Sport will reverse sales trends for sedans...

CUV sales are really really hot...sedan sales are not

CUVs are not exactly enthusiast machines...

The Fusion Sport seems to be...

There is a disconnect there somewhere...

 

About Acura and Buick and Lincoln...

Well, all 3 are fighting for the same market niche dominance...

Acura is the only one with a bonafide halo car...

Lincoln could say the Continental is a halo car...

 

Well...see SMK's post...

 

Lincoln's quality in leather may be better than a Ford Fusion Titanium leather....but I dont see a better fit and finish.

Maybe this Continental is worthy of the Lincoln badge and will restore Lincoln prestige...however, its still got a Ford Mondeo/Fusion skeleton underneath...

A Fusion Sport may not be that far off a Continental if a Fusion Sport had all the care and love and hardware that the Continental has...with a price tag to match of course...

 

So...where does that leave Lincoln?

We dont know....but I aint afraid for Lincoln as Buick and Acura are not really burning up the products either...

Buick is doing great...but Buick really has no car in its stable that evokes powerful emotions....

 

Acura does have the NSX...to bad the rest of the line-up is boring...

Lincoln actually does have some pretty positive emotions involving their new product launches!!!

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PS:

Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

I want my Honda S2000 back...

Life got in the way though ;)

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PS:

Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

I want my Honda S2000 back...

Life got in the way though ;)

 

Im starting to appreciate this car more and more.

With Honda/Acura cars, this is a normal trend for me.

When a new Honda/Acura model first appears on the scene, I HATE it.

That hatred starts to dissipate after a couple of years only for me to love and/or appreciate it a decade or so later.

 

Never fails.

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PS:

Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

I want my Honda S2000 back...

Life got in the way though ;)

Im starting to appreciate this car more and more.

With Honda/Acura cars, this is a normal trend for me.

When a new Honda/Acura model first appears on the scene, I HATE it.

That hatred starts to dissipate after a couple of years only for me to love and/or appreciate it a decade or so later.

Never fails.

I can appreciate and relate to the above...

Though not a Honda ( or Ford ) it fits in with what you said...

One of my favorites ( and always has been ) is from '69 and housed a high winding ( for its day ) 302...

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Fusion Sport is one heck of a performance bargain.  I would definitely drive one.

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Fusion Sport is one heck of a performance bargain.  I would definitely drive one.

But would you own one?

 

If your a car person, I can see this being a heck of a value and a car person would buy one.

 

For me, I would drive one as I think it might be a fun auto to drive and play around in, I would not own it.

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Not big on sedans myself.  I prefer coupes, pickups, crossovers, SUV's and even wagons over sedans.  But I love Ford's ample package in the Fusion Sport.

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Been saying this since they announced the sport:

"...But it's also going to cause problems for Ford. After all, when you can snag a 325-hp, 380 lb-ft Fusion for under $35,000, is there really an incentive to buy the all-wheel-drive, 400-horsepower Lincoln MKZ for $43,575? We'd argue not really"

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/09/2017-ford-fusion-sport-380-lb-ft/

 

The interior of the sport, is not on the level of the new MKZ.  Even the new Fusion Platinum isn't at the level of the new MKZ and the Fusion Sport isn't even at the level of the Fusion Platinum.   If you're just looking for raw speed, yes, get the Fusion Sport, but if you're looking for more of a luxury car, get the MKZ. 

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      Ford has sneakily teased the next-generation Explorer by releasing some photos of the next-generation Police Interceptor Utility. At first glance, you might think that you're looking at current Interceptor Utility. But Car and Driver did some tweaks to the photos which reveal some key changes.
      Proportions more in line with a rear-wheel drive platform - longer front, shorter rear. Dash-to-axle ratio is different to the current model A belt line that rises Slightly tapered roofline (We've done our own set of tweaks to the photos which can be seen at the bottom of the article.)
      Ford also announced that the next-generation Police Interceptor Utility will offer some sort of hybrid powertrain. The company is tight-lipped on specifics on the powertrain (like if it uses a four-cylinder or a V6), but says it is 40 percent more efficient than the 3.7L V6 and will return a combined figure of 24 mpg - 2 mpg better than the front-wheel drive 2.0L EcoBoost. Ford also claims the new Interceptor also boasts a larger cargo model, even with the hybrid's battery pack.
      Ford isn't saying either if this would be appearing on the civilian Explorer, but it would seem to be a safe bet as Ford announced that their utility vehicles would offer some sort of electrification.


      Source: Ford


      All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Offers Improved Performance, Lower Gas Costs
      All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility is purpose-built for law enforcement with a standard hybrid powertrain that doesn’t compromise interior space, improves pursuit performance and aims to lower fuel costs, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive  Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid expected to save an estimated $3,200 per vehicle in yearly fuel bills versus today’s non-hybrid model, saving tax dollars Ford Telematics with built-in Ford modem and complimentary two-year subscription comes with every vehicle to enable agencies to gain access to quality vehicle information, including fuel use data, CO2 emissions reduction, vehicle health alerts and more WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2018 – Ford, America's best-selling police brand, today introduced the all-new Police Interceptor Utility, the industry's first pursuit-rated hybrid SUV.
      The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid responds to calls from law enforcement agencies for improved performance with lower operating costs to help make the lives of law enforcement officers easier with improved pursuit performance and standard all-wheel drive – and save agencies and taxpayers money. Its hybrid batteries are specially placed inside the vehicle so they do not compromise passenger or cargo space.
      The all-new Police Interceptor Utility also reflects Ford’s plan to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid or both versions for every new utility in North America.
      “We’re committed to electrifying vehicles for all customers, including law enforcement who need the high performance and low operating costs that Ford’s next-generation hybrids will excel at providing,” said Hau Thai-Tang, executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing. “Standard all-wheel drive is important because crooks don’t stop when it rains.”
      While fuel economy certification isn’t complete, the Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is expected to have a projected EPA-estimated combined label of at least 24 mpg – approximately 40 percent improvement over the current 3.7-liter V6. 
      Anticipated fuel economy gains, combined with expected fuel savings from reduced engine idling time, are expected to help save law-enforcement customers an estimated $3,200 per vehicle in yearly fuel bills versus the current Police Interceptor Utility.
      If you applied these savings to every Ford Police Interceptor Utility sold in 2017, it would equate to more than $126 million at $2.93 a gallon, or more than 43 million gallons of fuel.
      Sales of Ford Police Interceptor Utility rose 5 percent in 2018, building on five straight years of sales growth and capturing 65 percent of the total U.S. police vehicle market.
      The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is projected to accelerate faster, achieve a higher top speed and have at least 40 percent better fuel economy than the previous V6-powered model, helping catch suspected lawbreakers and reduce costs.
      The new hybrid-powered Police Interceptor Utility also reduces engine idling time to save fuel when the vehicle is stationary. They hybrid can power demanding electrical loads from lights, computers, radios and other equipment using its lithium-ion hybrid battery, allowing the gasoline engine to shut off and intermittently run to charge the battery.
      The Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is calibrated for law enforcement’s unique duty cycle. The utility automatically switches to maximum performance – with the engine and battery working at peak acceleration levels – when needed.
      In addition to improved performance and no trade-offs in utility, cargo and passenger space, the Police Interceptor Utility features exclusive 75-mph rear impact protection for safety.
      Technology Upgrades
      The new Police Interceptor Utility also offers the following features, including:
      Standard Ford modem and two-year complimentary Ford Telematics service – a powerful simple-to-use tool that provides vehicle data regarding fuel use, CO2 emissions reduction, and vehicle health Available all-new Police Perimeter Alert enhances previous Surveillance Mode by using the vehicle’s Blind Spot Information System that can monitor approximately 270-degrees of movement outside the vehicle, and analyze motion to determine potentially threatening behavior.  It features a visual display in the instrument cluster that shows moving objects, the motion trail, and threat level. When suspicious behavior is detected, the vehicle automatically sounds a chime, rolls up the windows and locks the doors Available Rear Camera on Demand that allows officers to see what’s happening behind the vehicle Available Class III trailer tow package that enables Police Interceptor Utility to tow up to 5,000 pounds “With Ford Telematics, we’re helping our police customers unlock the data from their vehicles to provide them with more effective ways to manage their fleets and improve operations,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford Police Brand Marketing Manager.
      The all-new Ford Police Interceptor hybrid will be built at Ford Chicago Assembly plant and up-fitted at Ford’s Chicago Modification Center. It goes on sale next summer. 
    • By William Maley
      The Mustang Shelby GT350 is already quick around a track, but Ford believed they could do better. So they brought the GT350 into their workshop and made various tweaks and changes. The end result is the 2019 Shelby GT350 that not only promises to be quicker, but also easier to drive at the limit.
      It begins with the tires. Ford worked with Michelin on developing tires specific to the GT350. The end result is a set of special Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a unique tread pattern and compound. They wrap around a set of restyled 19-inch wheels. The anti-lock brakes and steering have been retuned to handle the performance of the tires.
      The suspension gets a new set of springs, anti-roll bars, and an updated tune for the MagneRide adaptive dampers. A new aero package includes a revised grille with sections that are blocked out, revised rear wing, and a Gurney flap.
      Ford has also worked on making the Shelby GT350 a bit more comfortable for passengers. There are new door panel inserts, power adjustments for the front seats, dual-zone climate control, 12-speaker audio system, and a eight-inch touchscreen.
      Pricing hasn't been announced, but the 2019 GT350 will be available beginning early next year.
      Source: Ford


      ‘Somewhere, Carroll Is Smiling;’ New 2019 Shelby GT350 Adds Tech From Mustang Road Course Racing And All-New Shelby GT500
      Upgraded 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 improves on precision and balance all to deliver faster lap times and performance on-track and on the street 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 performance enhancements include improved aerodynamics that reduce drag with the new spoiler and adds downforce with new available Gurney flap installed, new custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, plus chassis and antilock brake tuning for dramatically greater grip Shelby GT350 benefits from Ford Performance Mustang road course racing experience and Shelby GT500 aerodynamic advancements, plus hundreds of hours of on-track and full vehicle simulations; Billy Johnson, Ford GT World Endurance driver, helped dial in final performance tuning DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2018 – To improve the new Ford Mustang Shelby® GT350 driver confidence and lap times, Ford Performance leveraged its Mustang road course racing programs and all-new upcoming Shelby® GT500, infusing GT350 with the very latest in track and street technology.
      “Somewhere, Carroll is smiling,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director for Ford Performance vehicle programs. “The new Shelby GT350 is our ultimate track Mustang. We’ve stuck to Carroll Shelby’s original formula for winning championships and made our Shelby GT350 even better with the latest in race-proven aerodynamics, tire and chassis technology.”
      From F-150 Raptor to the Ford GT supercar, Ford Performance is creating authentic performance cars, trucks and utilities that deliver heart-pounding excitement for customers around the world.
      Next-level chassis technology and aerodynamics
      Building on a road course racing and track-focused legacy born in 1965, Ford Performance engineers and designers incorporated the latest advances in tire, aerodynamics and chassis technology into the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350.
      Working exclusively with Michelin, the team also engineered new Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a Shelby GT350-specific tread pattern and different compound to deliver more grip for significantly improved acceleration and lateral acceleration, as well as braking. The 295/35 front and 305/35 rear tires are fitted to improved stiffness and optimize new 19-inch aluminum wheels.
      An all-new rear spoiler with optional Gurney flap and optimized grille closeout was designed and tuned with experience gained from wind tunnel development of the Ford Performance Mustang road course racing cars and upcoming Shelby GT500 model. Together, they deliver significant rear greater aerodynamic efficiency when equipped with the new optional Gurney flap on the rear spoiler, which will be available after launch.
      Upgrades to Mustang Shelby GT350’s standard MagneRide active suspension complement the aero and tire enhancements with recalibrated springs and revised damping to take full advantage of the improvements.
      Stopping power is provided by six-piston front and four-piston rear caliper Brembo™ brakes. For added control and improved driver feedback, Shelby GT350’s electric power-assist steering and three-mode electronic stability control settings feature enhancements taken from Ford Performance’s hundreds of hours of competitive track testing.
      Tuning with Billy Johnson in the driver’s seat
      Billy Johnson knows racing. As a driver for the FIA World Endurance Ford GT and IMSA Mustang GT4 programs, Johnson has broad expertise in what makes for a great driver’s car. He worked with Ford Performance to dial in the Shelby GT350 for 2019.
      Shelby GT350’s exclusive high-revving 5.2-liter V8 remains the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever and the only one of its type in the segment – delivering 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque at a blistering 8,250-rpm redline. It’s mated to a track-proven and precise-shifting Tremec® 6-speed manual transmission.
      Johnson said the result of the new Mustang Shelby GT350’s aerodynamics tuning, revised brake calibration, and much greater downforce is a more balanced, higher-performing car on the straightaways and especially in the corners.
      “Along with improved grip, brake and chassis refinements, Shelby GT350 brings a whole new level of performance driving,” he said. “It’s a rewarding car to drive on track for amateurs and pros alike, while making the driver feel like a superhero. It’s confidence inspiring in corners and begs to be pushed harder and to take corners faster.”
      More craftsmanship, technology and style
      Inside, driver and passengers of the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 are treated to a comfortable, stylish and purpose-built cockpit boasting the latest in advanced technology and premium materials expected of a world-class sports car.  
      Fresh sporting cues include a standard machined aluminum instrument panel appliqué with an available exposed carbon fiber version, plus newly designed door panel inserts in dark slate Miko® suede with accent stitching. A wrapped center console offers rich world-class craftsmanship. Standard Recaro race seats with firm side bolstering and open pass-throughs for safety harnesses offer the highest level of performance, while new power-adjustable seating is available with Miko suede inserts for those looking for added comfort.
      A new high-performance, custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O PLAY audio system by HARMAN is now available for the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350, controlled via the now standard 8-inch SYNC® 3 touch screen that features SiriusXM and FordPass™ Connect. Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control is now standard, along with a universal garage door opener.
      New colors for the 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 include Velocity Blue and for the first time, Ford Performance Blue. Optional factory-painted over-the-top racing stripes are available in high-gloss Shadow Black, Oxford White or Kona Blue. Mirror-mounted Shelby Cobra Projection Lamps come standard in the available Technology Package.
      The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT350 will be available starting in early 2019 and will be built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Enrollment in an exclusive, complimentary Track Attack driving program from Ford Performance is included with each vehicle.

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