Ford shows off all-new Mustang GT350R, GT supercar, and F-150 Raptor
The 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) just kicked off and already Ford drops its latest models to wow everyone. Among these are the all new Mustang GT350R, GT supercar, and the F-150 Raptor. Spot these sexy beasts after the break.
Based on the original 1965 Shelby GT350 that started the legendary muscle car from Ford, the limited-production Shelby GT350R is now lighter and is ready to take on both the road and the racetrack.
Removing rear seats, trunk floorboard and exhaust resonators for weight savings, the new GT350R is more than 130 pounds lighter than the original Track Pack model. With lightweight carbon fiber wheels, updates to the front splitter and an all-new carbon fiber rear wing, this pony is optimized for aerodynamics from the road to the racetrack.
The GT supercar, on the other hand, boasts a whopping 600+ horesepower coupled with the company’s EcoBoost engine. It will be available in select global markets this year with production beginning late next year.
One of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming globally by 2020, the ultra-high-performance supercar is Ford’s most extreme offering yet, featuring rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell.
Ford’s newest off-road vehicle, the F-150 Raptor, also made an appearance and it’s touted to be tougher and smarter. The body is made of military-grade aluminum-alloy and a high-strength steel frame makes sure the body is intact and can take on extreme conditions.
Powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine—another Raptor exclusive in the F-150 lineup—and an all-new Terrain Management System that optimizes your ride according to terrain and driving conditions, the all-new F-150 Raptor takes performance to the next level.