The Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350R Is Upgraded on Parts
As it happened with the GT500 now, it is the turn of the update of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R, in which it receives parts and adjustments from its older brother
Earlier this year, Ford showed us the new Mustang Shelby GT500, true design and engineering exercise by the people of Ford Performance. That ultimately resulted in a spectacular vehicle that rides the most powerful V8 in the brand’s history. His little brother, the Mustang Shelby GT350R, will also go through the scalpel of Ford Performance for its update, for which they have fixed precisely on the GT500.
Externally, as you can see, the Mustang Shelby GT350R will be very similar to the GT500. Although we will find certain differences, such as the simplest front splitter, a rear spoiler not so prominent but equally colorful fitting perfectly with the set, the new design for the rear diffuser or, also, the standard carbon fiber wheels. Also, there will also be new colors for your body: Grabber Lime, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, and Red Hot Metallic.
If we access the interior of the Mustang Shelby GT350R, we will also find small differences from the GT500, although these will not be too significant. It should be said that it will be equipped with FordPass Connect technology as standard. We can perform different actions using our smartphone, for example, see where we have parked our car. And open or close the doors, check fuel or oil levels. We even can receive alerts about upcoming maintenance actions. Optionally you can mount a technology package, which includes the premium sound system B&O Play with 12 speakers. It also has voice-controlled navigation with the Cobra logo projection, and blind-spot alert with cross-traffic alert.
The most interesting is its future owners will be more fixed. It will be in the mechanical updates the hid xenon bulb received by the Mustang Shelby GT350 R. In this section; we will find some new parameters for the geometry of the suspension that has been redesigned. Along with a new steering rack as well as the settings for power steering, it adopts directly from the GT500.
His heart, as in his older brother, will be in charge of the new V8 block of 5,200 CC. Although for the GT350R with lower power than at all, it will be negligible; specifically, it will have 526 hp along with a 582 Nm torque. Another important difference with respect to the GT500 is that in the Mustang Shelby GT350R, we can only opt for a six-speed manual transmission, which is surely the most sensible option for this vehicle.