Excited to have the chance to buy a 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350? Want to cruise with the top down? Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, because that’s not gonna happen. According to Road & Track, Ford has decided against making a Mustang Shelby GT350 Convertible.
“But they offered the GT500 in a convertible, and it was faster besides!” you may claim, and that’s true. However, both cars have very different purposes, and it’s possible that the road-racing pretensions of the GT350 is what prevents Ford from offering it as a convertible. After all, if the car is made for carving corners, why reduce its stiffness (and possibly adding extra weight) by removing the roof?
Staying the purist course, the GT350 will also come with a good ol’ manual transmission, despite the trend for fast-shifting automatics or dual-clutch gearboxes. And with the Shelby GT350R rumored to debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, Ford will have two super coupes ready for enthusiasts.