Criticized by many for not being a true Mustang do to its smaller four-cylinder 2.3-liter engine, the EcoBoost version of Ford’s latest pony car has received more muscle courtesy of American tuner Shelby. The motor has received a remapped ECU and now works with a sports exhaust system. As a result of these upgrades, output has increased to more than 335 bhp which should be enough for those who are not willing to pay more for the potent GT version which packs a larger V8 engine.
The Mustang EcoBoost by Shelby will be showcased at the Goodwood Revival and aside from the extra punch it will also showcase a more aggressive body encompassing a carbon fiber hood, side skirts and a new front splitter. Moreover, the same lightweight yet sturdy material was also used for the new custom rear spoiler and the front grille inserts while the stock wheels were removed in order to make room for a fresh set of 20-inch Venice WELD Racing alloys wrapped around in Michelin Pilot Sport tires.
There’s not much going on inside the cabin, but Shelby mentions they fitted the four-cylinder Mustang turbo with an individually numbered plaque, Shelby-branded floor mats and embroidered headrests. It has also gained a Ford Performance Handling package which according to the tuner provides the muscle car with “significantly better handling.”
All of these goodies can be had for $23,995 (not including the standard Mustang EcoBoost) and at an additional cost Shelby can offer a lot more optional goodies such as beefier brakes, brake ducts, better cooling solutions and stronger half shafts, just to name a few.
As a final note, Shelby says they will be accepting orders on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be available shortly after debuting at the aforementioned Goodwood Revival this fall and it’s compatible with both manual and automatic transmission versions of the model.