2015 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang & 2017 Ford GT (and More from Ford @ #CIAS2015)

Last Updated on January 31, 2021


Regular readers of my blog know I am a huge Ford fan, and specifically in love with the Mustang.  So much so that I definitely made the decision to cart my two girls around in the back of my own V6 Mustang Coupe rather than trade it in for something more reasonable like the Ford Explorer.  I was invited to check out the 2015 Ford Fleet at the 2015 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you a couple surprises as well as the Ford Mustangs you will see in 2015.  Read on for some eye candy!

 2016 Ford GT



2016 Ford GT Back End

The biggest news to come out of CIAS is undeniably Ford’s announcement of the 2017 Ford GT to be built in Markham, ON.   It features the first-ever Ford EcoBoost® twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 600 horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine.   Translated: It’s fast.


Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang

The announcement of the Mustang Shelby GT350R Mustang is also huge.  It has been lightened with everything from the back seats to the A/C and radio removed to create a lighter and faster car.  Indeed this is a race-ready but street-legal Mustang featuring incredible engineering innovations that make it ideal on and off the track.


2015 Ford Mustang by Forgiato

The 2015 GT Mustang by Forgiato is a wide body Mustang featuring an aggressive looking body kit and gorgeous Forgiato Navaja Wheels.


2015 Ford Mustang by Forgiato Back End

 2015 V6 Convertible

2015 V6 Mustang Convertible


2015 GT Coupe Premium
2015 GT Mustang Coupe Premium


2015 I4 Coupe2015 I4 Mustang Coupe


2015 GT Convertible Premium

2015 GT Mustang Convertible Premium (featuring a 5.0 V8 Engine)


Ford also revealed the Ford F-150 Raptor with an available second-generation 3.5 litre EcoBoost® engine that combines fuel efficiency with the power you expect from an F-150. Truck aficionados will love that it  will feature a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2016 Ford Explorer is a must-see for families with roomy seating for 7, fuel efficiency and advanced technology with an available EcoBoost® Engine plus an all new Platinum series!

F-150 Power Wheels track
If you get a chance you will want to head over to CIAS and check out the entire 2015/2016 Ford Fleet and be sure to take your kids and check out the F-150 Power Wheels track!
You will also want to stop and take in the 1963 Mustang II Concept; it just doesn’t get cooler than this!  (Photos courtesy of Casey Palmer, used with Permission)
CIAS runs from February 13-22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.  You can also learn more about Ford Vehicles on the Ford Canada website!



25 thoughts on “2015 Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang & 2017 Ford GT (and More from Ford @ #CIAS2015)

  1. I was blown away when I first saw the Ford GT on TV. I can only imagine what it looks like in person! I bet it was awesome! I can’t wait until we start seeing them on the road!

  2. This looks like a fun car, Love it. It is gorgeous and certainly something I would have when my kids are grown. So glad you are sharing this, Ford is my favorite brand.

  3. You have some fantastic pictures of Ford’s latest dreams for happy drivers! Mary can’t drive, but she always wanted us to buy a Mustang body for her so she could go chill out in her classy car.

  4. Nice coverage on the 2015 Mustangs. I have 66′ GT350 Clone. Rare to find a Mustang enthusiast covering Mom things and automotive things equally well.

    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed this! It’s nice to cover subjects I am really passionate about. Did you transform it yourself or buy it that way? My dad had a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 in Gold/Black but he got rid of it before I was born. I wish pretty much everyday that he had kept it!

  5. The GT made a name for itself in the 1960s, and the nameplate returned to Ford for the 2005 and 2006 models. Since then, the vehicle has truly evolved into a supercar, evident by it’s $100,000+ price tag.
    The company has made some changes to the third-generation GT, prioritizing handling and track capabilities in their 2017 model. The result? Not only one of Ford’s most impressive cars ever, but perhaps one of the most innovative cars to ever be released.

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