Yep, The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Also Works At UK Tracks

When it comes to bang for your buck performance cars, it is hard to beat the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R.

Priced from $61,295 in the U.S., the GT350R may be expensive for a Mustang, but when you consider the performance it delivers as well as the technology it adopts, including ultra-expensive carbon fiber wheels, that asking price becomes rather reasonable.

On the road, the GT350R is more than comfortable enough to be driven daily and as Car Throttle recently discovered, it is also particularly potent on a racetrack, even if that track is in the UK on a wet and miserable day.

Ford recently announced that the GT350 and GT350R would survive through the 2018 model year and it’s little wonder why. The sports car’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V8 is arguably the most characterful engine currently built by Ford and delivers 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. The car also gets advanced MagneRide dampers, Brembo brakes and the aforementioned carbon fiber wheels.

It’s hard to imagine how Ford will surpass the GT350R, but if rumors about the impending 2018 GT500 prove accurate, it could be on the verge of doing just that.

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  • SteersUright

    But does it massive girth work as normal car on European streets? In your dreams.
    To me, the Mustang GT350R is entirely irrelevant. I’d actually wish the auto press would stop covering it or use their blogs to shame the dealers marking these up to the sky until some come forth and state they’ll sell at MSRP.
    The GT350R was never built in realistic numbers by Ford such that it is NOT a $65k vehicle but a $100k vehicle and should be compared to its true rivals in that price class. You’ll then find this bloated, massive sports car isn’t so special and mostly falls on its face when compared with far more desirable Porsche 911, Cayman GT4, Boxster Spyder, Lotus Evora, Corvette Z06, Lexus LC500, GSF, C63 S AMG Coupe, 2016 Dodge Viper GT, CTS-V and much, much more.

    At $65k, the GT350R was something to be reckoned with and a ton of performance for the money. At $100k, its a stupid or emotional purchase at best. This is no Ferrari or even a Ford GT. The Mustang is supposed to be a people’s car. Ford should’ve addressed this by doubling or tripling production. Otherwise, the only GT350’s you’ll ever see in the hands of most people will be the base model, the only model that currently, realistically matters as such. And the base model, engine aside, is apparently somehow nothing special. All the praise is always heaped on the “R” and how different it is from the base GT350.

    • europeon

      > But does it massive girth work as normal car on European streets? In your dreams.

      Another quote added to the “things fat, stupid, uneducated americans say” collection.

      • SteersUright

        Not American, but glad to hear you think you’re so much more superior to what is, essentially, the most powerful and successful country in the world. Or is it an inferiority complex perhaps? I’ll leave that to you and your therapist to work out and truly wish you well. Breathe deeply and try yoga, you might end up with a sympathetic girlfriend one day, provided you’re not too fat of a cheese eating european.

  • Howstar

    Really don’t know why CT persist with this guy, find him so irritating to watch and listen to, can’t understand the appeal of him

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