Ford Mustang has always been about power. The 2017 models continue in that tradition. Each engine delivers at least 300 horsepower. The 3.7L V6 offers up 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, standard on V6 Fastback model. The 2.3L EcoBoost engine churns out 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, standard on EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium models. The 5.0L V8 kicks out 435 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, standard on GT and GT Premium models. And the 5.2L V8 delivers 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. of torque, standard on the Shelby GT350.
The 2.3L EcoBoost engine delivers 310 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. An optimally sized twin-scroll turbocharger separates the exhaust runners in two chambers that run all the way to the turbine. This transfers high-pulse energy to the turbine wheel, resulting in ultrafast time-to-torque. If all this sounds too technical, simply give ‘er the gas and enjoy the quick response.
From the deep, guttural rumble at idle, to the wide-eyed force of torque in acceleration, this engine is all about performance. The engine is intended to maximize power generation from every compression, with large intake and exhaust valves, cylinder heads that feature high-flow ports and intake and exhaust camshafts that have impressive lift. And the icing on the cake – the 5.0L exhaust delivers a more powerful acoustic experience.
The 3.7L V6 has twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology and delivers 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. Equally impressive is its Government of Canada-estimated rating of 12.8L/100 km (22 mpg) city, 8.9L/100 km (32 mpg) hwy, and 11L/100 km (26 mpg) combined. Ti-VCT provides precise timing and control of the engine’s air and fuel intake and exhaust output. It helps enhance peak power, low-speed torque in driving situations like passing and merging, and helps optimize efficiency and cold-start operation.
The heart and soul of the Shelby lives in the 5.2L V8 engine with a flat-plane crank that produces 526 horsepower. When it’s bolted to a world-class TREMEC 3160 6-speed manual transmission, it delivers 429 lb.-ft. of torque.
Chassis and suspension
The MagneRide™ Damping System monitors and adjusts itself thousands of times per second. Shelby was designed, engineered and built so the springs, sway bars and dampers work together as one finely tuned system. We also added lightweight chassis components and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires wrapped around lightweight aluminum wheels.
We teamed up front and rear Brembo calipers with cross-drilled, two-piece brake rotors. The huge 394mm (15.5-inch) rotors up front and 380mm (14.9-inch) rotors in the back complete this tight, hardworking system that gives GT350 its well-earned track cred.
Balancing downforce while minimizing aerodynamic drag is always a challenge. Ford performance engineers achieved it by requiring every single component to work with the others as a team, contributing to the system’s overall performance.
The EcoBoost Performance Package: Customize your Mustang EcoBoost with unique chassis tuning, summer-only tires, aluminum wheels and more. Available on Mustang EcoBoost.
The GT Performance Package: Brembo six-piston front brake calipers with larger rotors and more give this package plenty of track cred. Available on Mustang GT.
Launch control integrates the brakes, traction control and powertrain control to help ensure smooth, consistent starts for all driving conditions. Real-time vehicle performance info is displayed through Track Apps on the in-dash LCD screen. This advanced system can help drivers of all skill levels to drive like the pros by providing excellent torque balance, grip and acceleration.
Electronic Line-Lock, standard on Mustang GT, is the first feature of its kind in the industry, and the perfect tool for Mustang drivers who love to test their skills at the track. Electronic Line-Lock keeps the front brakes locked while releasing the rear brakes, letting you then accelerate to spin and warm up the rear tires to enhance grip. You won’t have to balance one foot on the brake and the other on the gas or install a mechanical line-lock. With the tires properly warmed up, drivers can pull up to the staging line, engage launch control and catapult off the line when the lights go green.
Customizable driving preferences let you dial in the handling dynamics you want. Mustang adjusts its handling and response characteristics to optimize control according to your selection. Simply choose your desired driving mode using a toggle switch on the centre stack. Settings include: Normal, Snow/wet, Sport, or Track.
With its sleek, sporty, aerodynamic look Mustang has an iconic style all its own. Every 2017 Mustang has standard HID headlights and signature LED tri-bar taillights with sequential turn signals. Dual exhaust pipes are standard on all models and air extractor hood vents are standard on GT models. And to match your own unique style, Mustang comes with a long list of options for all models, including 12 available wheel designs ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches.
The Shelby GT350® interior is as sporty inside as it is outside. RECARO cloth seats with Miko Suede Sport inserts are standard. The instrument panel includes Shelby-exclusive aluminum trim. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and Alcantara trim. Standard features include a race-inspired Shelby-unique shift knob and Shelby-unique shift indicator light that is displayed on the windshield.
The six-way power-adjustable leather-trimmed driver and front passenger seats in EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models are heated and cooled. The driver’s seat includes power lumbar support and available driver memory.
Standard on all models, Tracks Apps™ features Electronic Line-Lock (GT models only) and Launch control (GT manual only). Electronic Line-Lock keeps front brakes locked while Mustang is in gear to warm up the rear tires. Launch control integrates brakes, traction control and powertrain control to help ensure smooth, consistent starts. Performance metrics are instantly provided on the 4.2-inch message centre in the instrument cluster. Accelerometre displays lateral and longitudinal g-forces, acceleration times plus automatic and countdown starts.
Getting into and starting your Mustang is incredibly simple, thanks to standard Intelligent Access with push-button start*. With the key fob in your pocket or bag, unlock the driver’s door with a touch of the handle. Once inside, press the brake pedal (the clutch with manual transmission), then start the engine with the push of a button.
Available adaptive cruise control functions similarly to traditional cruise control—with one important difference. When the sensors detect traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle also slows down based on your pre-set distance. And when traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the set speed.
Forward collision warning with brake support alerts you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield and provides an audible warning. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you do brake. Rain-sensing wipers are there at the moment you need them: they’ll turn on automatically when rain or snow is detected on the windshield.