It’s true that we got a pretty badass Mustang ,when Ford launched the Mustang Shelby GT350 last year.But most people, and by the looks of it Ford themselves, just didn’t feel that was enough. So they decided to go up a notch and bring out this beauty – The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang, arguably the meanest Mustang to ever see limelight.And in Ford’s own words
The most track-capable production Mustang ever built.
Well that goes on to say a lot of thing, doesn’t it.
The Shelby GT350R Mustang is a completely track focused , more powerful ,stripped down unit of the original GT350. How stripped down? no AC , no rear seats ,no stereo and basically nothing that reminds us of the word comfort. Now that’s going back!
Weight cutting measures are evident through out the car , even the wheels being made of Carbon fiber.This brings down the total weight by almost 59Kg.
The new Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang is inspired from the original race-spec 1965 GT350, and it would be a shame not to have a mill that matches the name.So what Ford has provided in this car is their most powerful naturally aspirated V8 , that is capable of churning out a maximum of 500hp of power and 542Nm of torque.The car also comes with track focused MagneRide Dampers and a limited-slip Torsen differential.
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The new Mustang will only be available in very few markets through out the world, and should go on sale in 2015.