Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Borrows Chassis Technology From GT500

Later this year, the most powerful and quickest-accelerating Mustang ever produced hits the streetsand it’s bringing friends. The popular Mustang Shelby 350R will also release a new model this year, and this time it will benefit from the enhanced performance tech of its beefier big brother. 

The 2020 350R’s new upgrades include a redesigned front suspension system, an all-new high-trail steering knuckle, and a new steering rack with recalibrated electronic power control. These upgrades will serve to increase handling and steering responsiveness as well as driver confidence.

“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, chief program engineer for Ford Performance. “These latest updates to the GT350R keep its performance competitive and on top of its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street.”


GT350R will also bring a reduction in weight to the table, allowing it to better compete with aggressive targets. To accomplish this, heavy exhaust resonators have been removed, creating a sharper exhaust tone. Carbon-fiber wheels and a larger front splitter and rear wing are also standard.

New exterior design features further allow the GT350R to stand out from its predecessor, the GT350. These include red painted brake calipers, red pin striping, optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. The interior design has also been upgraded with high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging, and a D-shaped steering wheel.

For those seeking even more high-quality features, Ford is also offering an available Technology Package with a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Cobra Puddle Lamps, and voice-activated navigation.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R won’t be available until later this year, but in the meantime you can check out all the latest Ford Mustang models still available at Carman Ford!
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