• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Top Gear Mag Teases Upcoming Ford Shelby GT350R Comparison Test: Video

Sponsored Links

Top Gear magazine teased an upcoming comparison test this week, which will pit the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang against the likes of the Dodge Viper ACR, and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06. That video can be seen above.

All-told, that’s 1,821 horsepower we’re watching peel off the line in this 54-second clip, although being powered by a comparatively small, normally-aspirated V8, the Shelby GT350R contributes the least to that total – just 526HP.

These three cars represent the best of the best in terms of current high-performance, track-oriented offerings from the Big Three. Being a Ford Authority reader, we’ll assume you’re already intimately familiar with the Ford Shelby GT350R. The Chevy Corvette Z06 is the hot, supercharged variant of the current-generation C7 Corvette, pumping out a total 650 horsepower from its force-fed LT4 V8. The Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racing model), meanwhile, retains the normally-aspirated, 8.4-liter V10 of the base car, choosing to instead focus on superior aerodynamics, suspension, and rubber.

Sponsored Links

Okay, in a fair fight, the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R would most probably lose to both of the above supercars in terms of lap time alone. But if we take into account the fun-per-dollar ratio and the overall sense of “wow,” Top Gear magazine’s upcoming comparison test between these three high-performance American track-slayers could prove close indeed.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage


We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Australian Police Scrambling For A Replacement To The Ford Falcon

Taking A 1914 Ford Model T Out For A Spin: Video