American tuner Shelby has introduced a hot-rodded version of the EcoBoost-powered Ford Mustang.
Designed for the United States as well as for overseas markets, the GT benefits from mechanical upgrades that bump the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-banger’s output up to 335 horsepower, a figure that represents a 25-pony increase over the stock model. Shelby hasn’t detailed precisely what modifications its engineers made to the EcoBoost mill, and performance specifications haven’t been published.
The car also gains a handling package designed by Ford Performance, which includes shorter springs and bigger sway bars, a short-throw shifter, as well as a Ford Performance exhaust system with custom-designed Shelby tips.
Visually, the GT is fitted with a full body kit whose design is inspired by Shelby’s V8-powered Mustangs. It brings a front splitter, a new hood, side skirts and a rear spoiler all crafted out of carbon fiber, as well as 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped by Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
On our shores, Shelby charges $23,995 to tune an EcoBoost-powered Mustang. Buyers looking to turn the dial up to 11 can choose from a long list of options that includes bigger brakes on all four corners, brake ducts, beefier half-shafts, a roll cage and an upgraded cooling system.