Ford has updated the Mustang Shelby GT350R and the car borrows some of the features from its stablemates for more fun to drive both on the track and off.
The 2020 Shelby GT350R gets redesigned front suspension geometry with a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle, borrowed from the new Shelby GT500. To elevate driver confidence and steering precision, a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control are also added, Ford said.
Exterior touches include red-painted brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. New exterior colors include Grabber Lime, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, and Red Hot Metallic.
The rear seats have been deleted to save weight and so are the exhaust resonators. Carbon fibre wheels, larger front splitter, and a rear wing are standard.
For customers seeking more comfort in their Shelby GT350R, Ford offers an optional 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.
Visual touches on the inside include red contrast stitching, Shelby GT350R badging, and the flat-bottom steering wheel with a red center mark. For those who’re wondering, the Shelby GT350R is powered by a 5.2-litre V8 engine with a flat-plane crank that produces 526 hp and 429 lb.-ft. (582 Nm) of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual.
FordPass Connect, now standard on Mustang for 2020, enables owners to connect with their car via a smartphone; they can locate their parked car, lock and unlock it, and check vehicle status, such as fuel, oil levels and maintenance alerts as well.