Worth the wait! After a year of anticipation, it's finally in the garage. You want this car because of the engine, and it does not disappoint. One of the best sounding and flexible of all time. The handling limits are just as impressive. I can't wait to get on a racetrack. The option packages are goofy. Ford makes you choose between the track package with recaros, powertrain coolers, and aero, or the tech package without the coolers but with sync 3 and heated/cooled seats. I bought the track car, but why can't I have sync3 ford? It was quite an effort to find one without a dealer markup. If you want a R model forget it unless you're willing to pay the five digit dealer extortion fee.
This car is awesome! It drives great, handles the bends great and stops on a dime. The car has helped me discover points to my driving skill set that I need improving. For the money, it has no rivals despite what Camaro and Challenger fans say. The only issue I have is, being a bigger guy, it's like a masonic dance trying to get in and out of the seats. Some already complain about the harsh ride but they need to remember that it's a muscle car that was transformed into a sports car. If you want comfort, get a Cadillac. All in all, great car. I've already ate 2 Camaro Z28's and a Hellcat on bendy roads. And I'm not a racer by any stretch.
I have owned several sports cars, including a mustang GT, corvette C6, Porsche 997 turbo, but the GT350 just feels so sporty and refined, it's a winner in all aspects. Very fast, the sound is intoxicating (I forget it has a radio) 90% of the time. The front seats are very comfortable.
The last Ford Mustang that I was compelled to own was a 1990 Fox body 5.0 GT. There's been a litany of different Mustang's and special versions but nothing like this one. I'm shocked that Ford was able to do dream this machine up let alone build it. I've owned 2 Porsche 911's, 3 Vette's including a ZR1, Z06 & base Z51, Ferrari 360 F1, BMW M3 Dinan, MB AMG SL63 and a 1997 Viper. Out of all of the cars, this GT350 is simply different. It's ability to combine all of the ergo comforts with the vehicle dynamics and great acceleration make it an "ultimate vehicle" of sorts. My friend has a 2015 Z28 and this one is equally incredible on the track but far greater on the streets. Another friend has a 2014 Hellcat Challenger with a stick and the GT350 walks it on the track but can't keep up on the streets. The GT350 is as happy going to the grocery store as it is on the open straights at Milan or Grattan. I've also learned how to be a better driver because the car is very neutral and allows for the driver to delve deeper into hard driving. When I was racing my buddy at Milan, the car made me feel like Senna or Prost. I simply love it and the globalization of Ford's Performance Team shows in the incredible dynamics, handling and overall ergonomics. My only warning is to be aware of your settings because this car gets too much attention from the police. The exhaust decries a noise that's a combination of a Ferrari's whaling & a Mustang's deep bass; ungodly sounds that make me giggle under acceleration. The best true drivers car I've been blessed to own.
I've driven everything from the early 60's Shelby, cobras and a gt 40, to track ready can am cars. This tops them. Just a blast to own and drive. Long trip was great and economical........if you can stay out of the throttle. If you get to test drive one....which is doubtful....you'll buy it. Just got back from a 4400 mile trip to the west coast. Fantastic. Tripometer posted 24.3 mpg. Not important, but cool. A real head Turner. Great fun on the coastal roads.