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Published: Tue, September 15, 2015
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Ford Mustang Shelby Ecoboost Is No Roush, Not By A Longshot

Ford Mustang Shelby Ecoboost Is No Roush, Not By A Longshot

The Shelby GT EcoBoost combines all of the aesthetic elements that enthusiasts have come to expect from a Shelby Mustang with the high-end performance that is delivered on the Mustang GT platforms. Aesthetically, the auto will also share some of the treatments from the V8 version of the Shelby GT including a carbon fiber front splitter, hood, rear spoiler and rocker panel.

Instead of starting with the Mustang GT, this 2015-2016 Shelby GT starts with the new Ford Mustang EcoBoost - effectively reincarnating the Mustang Turbo GT. Being a Mustang EcoBoost it obviously has the 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood but in this case, Shelby American has added an optimize ECU and a sports exhaust system. The updates include a Ford Performance handling upgrade and 20-inch Venice WELD racing wheels shod in 275/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport rubber.

Ford Mustang Shelby Ecoboost Is No Roush, Not By A Longshot
Ford Mustang Shelby Ecoboost Is No Roush, Not By A Longshot

Transforming your Mustang EcoBoost into a Shelby GT will cost $23,995 Dollars. The package also includes Shelby Registry interior badging and the company's logo on the headrests and floor mats.

"Since the majority of Mustangs that Ford offers in many of those countries (worldwide) will be the EcoBoost model, our team has been developing a Shelby GT model for the nimble new turbocharged four-cylinder auto", said Shelby CEO Joe Conway. Like the latest pony auto, which is being built in right-hand drive for the first time, this Shelby GT package will go global. However, it carries with it a great deal of exclusivity that you can only get with a Shelby Mustang and, most importantly, it will be available in markets all over the world.

Available for both automatic and manual transmission versions of the vehicle, the tuning package will launch this fall, just after its debut at the Goodwood Revival - yes, Shelby American is officially coming to Europe. With the base Mustang Ecoboost and this kit together, you are looking at a base price of $49,390, which is $12,995 more than the range-topping Mustang GT Premium Fastback. The result is over 335 horsepower on 91 octane fuel (25hp more than the stock car) and "significantly better handling". "They will add the Shelby package to a Ford Mustang that a customer has purchased in that area".

Shelby American reveals new Ford Mustang Eco Boost GT package
Ford Mustang Shelby Ecoboost Is No Roush, Not By A Longshot

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