Ford transfers innovations from its 2020 Mustang Shelby 500 to make a better driving experience for the 2020 Mustang GT350R.
Ford enhanced handling and steering responsiveness in the new 2020 Shelby GT350R, including a redesigned front suspension geometry with leveraged from the all-new Shelby GT500. To elevate driver confidence and steering precision, a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control has also been added.
“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.”
The 2020 GT350R has also lost some weight.
Ford designers removed the rear seat and added carbon fiber wheels. Also standard are carbon fiber wheels, larger front splitter and rear wing. The exhaust resonators have been removed as well in order to save weight.
The 2020 Shelby GT350R will offer more luxuries than the GT350. It comes with 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.
Standing apart from GT350, GT350R features distinct design details. 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. Inside is high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging and the D-shaped steering wheel fitted with a red center mark at the top.