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    Ask This When Purchasing a 2016 Ford Mustang

    The Ford Mustang has long been a pinnacle of American automobiles and even a part of the American Dream. Ford's iconic muscle car has taken a different road with the 2016 model year and is now more accurately considered a sports car. Even the Shelby GT350 and GT350R models, which are more powerful pony than a sleek cat, have more finesse this time around. As Ford prepares to reveal the second generation of its supercar concept the Ford GT in 2017, consumers are beginning to notice that despite the nostalgic, vintage exteriors of new Mustangs, the muscle car of yesteryear will inevitably make way for the elegance of the future. Ask these questions to check out and learn more about the brand new 2016 Ford Mustang lineup.

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    How much horsepower does the GT350 and the GT350R have?
    The Shelby GT350, as well as the GT350R, boast 526 horsepower with 429 lb-ft of torque with a 5.2-liter V-8 engine. That's far more horsepower than you'll get with more entry-level Mustangs, especially considering that the base Mustang has a V6.
    How is the GT350R different from the GT350?
    The GT350R has a ton of heavy-duty mechanic options to create a more powerful car with an equally powerful driving experience. However, these extra mechanical features come at a cost - air conditioning and the rear-view camera are among features that will not come standard in the GT350R.
    How does the GT350R rate on safety?
    The R package that makes the GT350 into a GT350R comes with many enhanced safety features such as audible safety belt reminders and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Teather Anchors for Children). Extra airbags also come standard with the GT350R.
    Which model has a more modern look?
    In 2016, Ford decided to go with exteriors inspired by the vintage Mustang aesthetic. However, the nostalgia is only an inspiration, and there are very modern and sleek elements to the new body styles.
    Are there features packages available?
    Yes. Entertainment packages are available to enhance the drive as well as track packages that come with features to boost your car's mechanics, such as magnetorheological shocks.
    How much will the Ford GT cost?
    While the cost has not yet been announced, early speculation placed it right up with the Lamborghini at almost half a million dollars. More recent estimates suggest Ford might be aiming at a lower price around $250,000, but no one knows for sure quite yet.
    Will the Ford GT be a hybrid vehicle or have a hybrid option?
    Ford is prioritizing the power-to-weight ratio for the GT as well as attempting to maximize handling. Because of this, they are sacrificing putting extra components in the car such as an electric motor in favor of their EcoBoost engine.
    Does an automatic transmission come standard with the GT350?
    Automatic transmissions are not available on either the GT350 or the GT350R. In fact, a six-speed manual transmission is the only option for either model. Sports car enthusiasts tend to prefer a stick shift, but be sure to test drive one of these cars if you're concerned about using a clutch.