It seems the actual release date keeps getting pushed back. I just heard from a local dealer they aren't expecting anything until November now. When do you expect your GT350 to hit the dealers lot?
After almost 200 calls to dealers all over the map, best I could do was a 10 K ADM on a 2016 350 R with a valid DORA and letter from the local Ford rep showing approval of an R allocation. No build date yet.
2 previous deals were bogus. Dealers only had a 350 allocation, not an R, and wasted my time. That's why I insisted on a letter from the Ford Regional Rep.
I only wished we had better (more) color choices. Anyone have a trunk pic of an R to share? Want to see whats deleted from a GT.
According to Mike at Ford Performance in Dearborn, 2016 R's will not be available until spring, 2016. Primary to that decision is the fact that Michelin states that temperatures below 40 F can cause cracking of the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that apparently have compounding specific to the 350R.
I participated at the Ford GT350 Track Tour event October 13, 2015 and drove a GT350 at Sebring. It is truly an amazing car, and from a 911 driver no less.
I will track my R at Chin, PDG, PCA and PBOC events.
Looking forward to embarrassing my Porsche buddies!