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2017 Shelby GT350/GT350R

New for 2017

Performance/Handling


The following are now Standard:
  • Aluminum tower-to-tower brace
  • Continuously controlled MagneRide Dampening System
  • Transmission and differential Coolers
Track Package Deleted
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Comfort/Convenience


  • Electronics Package optional on Shelby GT350
  • Convenience Package replaces Technology Package
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Design/Styling

  • Raised decklid spoiler now standard

Exterior colors added:
  • Lightning Blue (Metallic)
  • Grabber Blue
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (Extra-Cost option)

Exterior Colors Deleted:
  • Competition Orange (Color Code: CY)
  • Deep Impact Blue (Metallic) (Color Code: J4)
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Convenience Package

  • Audio system with 9 speakers
  • Driver 6-way power seat with memory recline
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Front 4-way adjustable head restraints
  • Front-passenger 6-way power seat
  • Heated & Cooled front seats
  • Leather-trimmed sport seats with Miko sueded cloth inserts and seat back map pockets (replace standard RECARO cloth with Miko sueded cloth inserts)
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Soft door rollover
  • SYNC 3
  • Toggle switches
  • Turn signal indicators on exterior sideview mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Voice-activated Navigation System
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Electronics Package

  • AM/FM stereo single-CD with 9 speakers
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Soft door rollover
  • SYNC 3
  • Toggle switches
  • Turn signal indicators on exterior sideview mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Voice-activated Navigation System

R-Electronics Package adds:
  • AM/FM Stereo/Single CD player
  • Rearview Camera
  • Auxiliary gauges
  • Floor Mats
  • Tire inflator & Sealant kit
 

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This is good news for me! I wanted all the track options and convenience at the same time. Glad I decided to wait.
 

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Nickj,
Thanks for posting this update! Interesting all around. Regarding the coolers and tower to tower brace, it seems the GT350 with the tech package came with the engine cooler and tower to tower brace. Just this week I was asking my dealer if the diff and tranny coolers were going to be offered through Ford (this question was based on info in the 2016 Shelby Owners Manual Supplement that recommends adding them if using at track frequently). As of this week, he said there were no add on packages by Ford.
Thanks again for posting this!
 

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I can see some buyers remorse for the guys that bought the '16..

Supposedly April 4th the regular Mustang order banks open up, I wonder if the GT350's will be ready to order as well. Anyone?
 

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Spoke to Ford Performance today. General Mustang production is to start in April 2016. Shelby production could/should start shortly thereafter with expected deliveries starting in June /July....or so I was told.

Retro fitting coolers to 2016 non R and non Track pkg cars will be expensive and for most prohibitive. The Track ready tranny cooler comes complete from the factory with an internal pump...yes internal. According to Ford Performance this would pretty much require a new transmission. Then you have $2100-$2500 rear diff parts alone. I pretty much stopped them there although they were quick to add that a high quality performance shop could add all these coolers with external pumps in a day's worth of labor plus parts for a lot less. Me...I really don't need them, but I want them and I am thinking about waiting if I can get any idea at all about the 2017 pricing being reasonable and all?
 

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Spoke to Ford Performance today. General Mustang production is to start in April 2016. Shelby production could/should start shortly thereafter with expected deliveries starting in June /July....or so I was told.

Retro fitting coolers to 2016 non R and non Track pkg cars will be expensive and for most prohibitive. The Track ready tranny cooler comes complete from the factory with an internal pump...yes internal. According to Ford Performance this would pretty much require a new transmission. Then you have $2100-$2500 rear diff parts alone. I pretty much stopped them there although they were quick to add that a high quality performance shop could add all these coolers with external pumps in a day's worth of labor plus parts for a lot less. Me...I really don't need them, but I want them and I am thinking about waiting if I can get any idea at all about the 2017 pricing being reasonable and all?
Say it ain't so accelerator....
 

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Sorry Tankman that's the info I received. I have a partial quote w part numbers too but I cannot save it on my iPad, just turns to code, without including all fittings etc. the rear diff was at $2080.
Spoke to Ford Parts and got part numbers, confirmed with my dealer they were for a Shelby GT 350, then I spoke to Isaac at Ford Performance and that is pretty much the story. Possible to retrofit but $$$$ thru Ford.
For me..like I had said, I don't need the coolers but I want them....if the new pricing is available soon so I know exactly what I would pay for a 2017, I might go for it if my dealer will cancel my order and roll me into the 2017. Lots to consider tho.
 

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I would like to see a list of part numbers for this swap. Even better would be an external pump oriented retrofit kit from Ford or a vendor.
 

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Sorry Tankman that's the info I received. I have a partial quote w part numbers too but I cannot save it on my iPad, just turns to code, without including all fittings etc. the rear diff was at $2080.
Spoke to Ford Parts and got part numbers, confirmed with my dealer they were for a Shelby GT 350, then I spoke to Isaac at Ford Performance and that is pretty much the story. Possible to retrofit but $$$$ thru Ford.
For me..like I had said, I don't need the coolers but I want them....if the new pricing is available soon so I know exactly what I would pay for a 2017, I might go for it if my dealer will cancel my order and roll me into the 2017. Lots to consider tho.
It's all good XLR8R! Like you said, I don't need them, but have wanted them since I ordered my Shelby. Thanks for calling Ford Performance and your dealer and doing all the leg work for us. Good luck with your negotiations for possible 2017!
(Cereal Killer- if you're reading these posts, this is NOT remorse!!)
 

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Production for 2016 ends March 4, 2017 order bank opens April 4th, 2017 production begins June 4th of so I read from
M the Ford esouce book. My dealer said he will have 2017 pricing by April 4. I will keep you posted
 

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Spoke to Ford Performance today. General Mustang production is to start in April 2016. Shelby production could/should start shortly thereafter with expected deliveries starting in June /July....or so I was told.

Retro fitting coolers to 2016 non R and non Track pkg cars will be expensive and for most prohibitive. The Track ready tranny cooler comes complete from the factory with an internal pump...yes internal. According to Ford Performance this would pretty much require a new transmission. Then you have $2100-$2500 rear diff parts alone. I pretty much stopped them there although they were quick to add that a high quality performance shop could add all these coolers with external pumps in a day's worth of labor plus parts for a lot less. Me...I really don't need them, but I want them and I am thinking about waiting if I can get any idea at all about the 2017 pricing being reasonable and all?
Waiting to see what the aftermarket may have to offer for cooling kits, but I'm not going to wait too long. I already researched the systems and located all the separate components need to add cooling to the transmission and differential, there would be an electric 3 GPM pump on each. For the pumps, connectors, wiring, hoses, filters, radiators, switches and temp gauges, the total cost would be about $700 for everything, plus a few days of work.
Also looking into isolating the catalytic converters and adding air flow for the transmission.
 

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Are you looking at factory components or are you considering heat sink type coolers? I would like more detail on your research. Sccabill thinks the biggest issue is with trans temp. I haven't even looked under my car yet to see if plugs are present or not. The Tilton pumps seem like they would work.
 
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