The Ford Mustang (Shelby) is a legendary American muscle car. Over the years, this vehicle was quite impressive. With every new vehicle, they push the envelope and with every new vehicle they get a lot of new fans and satisfied customers. The same case we can expect with the all new 2017 Ford Shelby GTE as well. But why we can expect that? The answer is quite simple actually. The most recent model, named Shelby GTE is not so powerful as GTR and GTR350.
Also, this model will be definitely more affordable and we can expect great redesigns on exterior design. So, what is the conclusion? The conclusion is that this model is designed for people who want a bit cheaper Shelby as well as for people who love some kind of modern exterior design. In general, Ford definitely did a great job with this model and our opinion is that they will have a lot of sales in the United States.
2017 FORD SHELBY GTE CHANGES
The exterior design of the anticipated new Shelby GTE 2017 will be very attractive. Compared to the GTR and GTR350 models, this one will definitely have some improvements from the outside. Everything on this model is designed to improve the driving experience, including exterior design as well. First of all, we can start from the front side of the vehicle. The front fascia is probably one of the most attractive ones when it comes to Mustangs. The front grille of this model is very prominent and here we can notice the addition of special badge. Also, the same badge is added to the C-pillar, engine cover, decklid, door sills, head restraints as well as on the dashboard inside the cabin. This model will be also available in two body styles – coupe and convertible.
Of course, there is going to be some similar part to the well-known GT350 model. Those parts are chin spoiler, rocker panels, GTE particular rear spoiler, vented hood as well as a carbon fiber front splitter. If we look the profile of the vehicle we can see very large and beautiful wheels. The word is about the Ford Performance 19-inch aluminum wheels. Just like the wheels, and the entire chassis is made using the lightweight materials, but this is so normal for the sporty cars. This new model and GTR350 will have and some common exterior features, some of them are Body-Colored Front and Rear Bumper, Wing Spoiler, LED Brakelights, Fully Automatic Projector Beam, Perimeter/Approach Lights, Trunk Rear Cargo Access, etc. We also have information about the 2017 Ford Shelby GTE wheelbase, which is 107.1 in.
NEW FORD SHELBY GTE 2017 INTERIOR
The interior design of the approaching model is also slightly improved. The comfort will be on the high level and that is very good thing for a change. Also, this is not the only common thing about the interior of those two models. There is going to be some same features as well. So, some of the same interior features include AM/FM Stereo, MP3 Player, Wireless Streaming, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack. Then we have 4.2″ LCD display in center stack, Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity, 6 speakers, AppLink software, smart charging USB ports, and many others.
All seats inside the cabin will have leather upholstery and besides leather, we can expect aluminum and carbon fiber materials inside.
This is probably the best segment of the brand new Shelby GTE model. The most recent model will have two options when it comes to the engine. The first one is a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine with four-cylinder while the second one is stronger 5.0-liter V8 engine. Both engines are consequent from powertrain accessible in the stock Mustang. The original engine, 5.0-liter V8 will get Ford Performance Power Pack. What does that mean? That means that the new engine will be capable of delivering more power than before. Instead of 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, the new engine will have a max output of 456 horses and 424 lb-ft. of torque.
The same case will be with the EcoBoost engine as well. Instead of 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque, the new 2017 Ford Shelby GTE engine will be capable of generating up to 335 horsepower and 390 lb-ft. of torque. Maybe you think that these improvements are not so much notable, but just wait to try the new engines on the road. You will definitely notice additional horses.
There is no information about the transmissions system but we assume that the new GTE model will be available with both, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
2017 SHELBY GTE PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
This model is already available in the US. Shelby dealerships. This model has a starting price of around $51,544. We hope that you enjoy in our review, but if something in this world is certain that is that you will definitely enjoy more in this beautiful sporty car.