We don't even have exact horsepower or torque figures for the GT350 yet (Ford is only 'fessing up to "more than 500" horsepower and "more than 400" lb-ft of torque at this time. - Ed.), but we do know exactly when the first publicly-available 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be sold. It'll be on Saturday, January 17th, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, when lot No. 3008 goes under the hammer. The interesting thing is, lot No. 3008 is definitely a GT350, but it's not a specific car. It's essentially the right to build a car in the color and with whatever available packages the buyer wants.
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It's the same basic concept as the sale of the first normal 2015 Mustang, almost a year exactly from the GT350's date with destiny. That GT went for $300,000.
The good news is that it's a no reserve auction; the bad news is that there's roughly a snowball's chance in hell that it'll sell for a reasonable market price. It's probable that the GT350 will beat its less-manic stablemate's performance last year in Scottsdale.
As with the GT last year, the proceed's of the 2015 GT350 auction will benefit JDRF, which funds Type 1 Diabetes research. There's not much at the auction listing, but if you'd like.