REVEALED: Ford Shelby GT350R
Ford’s performance division is on a roll. First the unveiling of the new GT supercar, and NOW the “most track-capable production Mustang” to date… the new GT350R!.
The GT350R offers several upgrades over the standard Mustang. There are lightweight carbon-fibre wheels (the first manufacturer to offer this as standard equipment), 19×11-inch wheels at the front and 19×11,5-inch at the rear. Several items have been removed in pursuit of making the car lighter. These include the air conditioning system, rear seats, trunk floorboard and carpet, backup camera and emergency tire sealer and inflator.
Ventilation and aerodynamic improvements include bonnet vents, underbody belly pans, rear diffuser, vented wheel wells, fender vents and side skirts. Up front there is also a new splitter and at the rear a carbon-fibre wing.
The engine is the 5.2-liter V8, flat-plane crankshaft… the most powerful naturally-aspirated production Ford engine to date. With more than 500 horses and maximum torque somewhere north of 400 lb-ft and an indicated redline of a staggering 8200 rpm, it’s certainly a Ford engine unlike any other.