Tuesday, August 3, 2021
News The new Shelby Mustang GT350R inherits some GT500 components

The new Shelby Mustang GT350R inherits some GT500 components

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R is getting refinements from the all-new Shelby GT500 “for more fun on the track and off.”

The specifications for the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 were revealed last week. Not only does the engine of this road-adapted track car develop an impressive 760 horsepower, the various components that make it ultra-fast and agile are in some cases revolutionary. The GT350R, which is the racing version of the “smaller” GT350, will receive some of these components.

First, the front suspension was redesigned with improved rack and steering, and parts like the GT500’s steering knuckle were integrated.

For the rest, we are talking about new color combinations and red stitching in the cabin, elements that match the red color of the calipers.

Remember that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is powered by the 5.2-liter V8 which develops 526 horsepower. It has long been the most powerful Mustang in the catalog, until the recent arrival of the GT500. The secret of its performance not only resides in the engine; it uses carbon fiber for the design of several body and motor components, such as diffusers, the rear wing and even the rims.

“It’s always been our plan to take the latest innovations from the GT500 program and strategically apply them across the Mustang lineup,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. “These latest updates to the GT350R keep its performance competitive and on the top if its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street.”


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Photo Gallery

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R | Photo: Ford

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Louis-Philippe Dubé
Louis-Philippe Dubé has been contributing at MotorIllustrated.com for over a year, and for the NetMedia360 network for nearly three years now. His passion for everything automotive comes from a career as a mechanic, but also from the family vehicle collection that includes a 996 Porsche Turbo and a 2004 Ford GT. We've been bugging him to drive the GT, but he hasn't responded. Send L-P an email

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