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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Changes Announced


Ford has announced that it is making some changes to the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R that will make the car perform better on and off the track. Along with revisions for performance, the car will also be offered in some new colors. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R gets a redesigned front suspension geometry with a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle from the 2020 GT500.

Ford Performance chief program engineer Ed Krenz says that it was always Ford’s intention to take some of the developments made for the GT500 and strategically apply them across the Mustang line. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R continues to target weight reduction with a rear seat delete and carbon fiber wheels.

Ford has also removed the exhaust resonators to reduce weight and create a better exhaust note. Ford is offering the GT350R for 2020 with the available Technology Package that will add in a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Cobra puddle lamps, and voice-activated navigation.

The 2020 GT350R continues to have a standard larger front splitter and rear wing. Other touches just for the GT350R include red-painted brake calipers, red pinstriping on the edges of the optional stripes, and GT350R badging inside. The steering wheel inside the car is D-shaped.

FordPass Connect is standard, allowing owners to interact with the car via a smartphone app. New colors will be offered for 2020 including Grabber Lime, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, and Red Hot Metallic are available. Pricing is unannounced on the 2020 GT350R. Ford announced earlier this month that the 2020 GT500 would run from 0-100-0 in 10.6-seconds making it a very fast car.

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Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Andrew

    It honestly couldn’t have been THAT expensive for them to match the headlights and taillights across the board. I personally think the Gen2 headlights/taillights look much better than the S550 Gen1 styling. But hey, maybe I’m in the minority on that.

  2. Chuck

    Is the horsepower staying the same??? 526???

  3. vbondjr1

    Here’s a great idea Ford. Take the 2020 Mustang GT 5.0L V8, put the Bullitt intake system on it, the GT500 exhaust manifolds, Bullitt exhaust, 10-speed auto, a suspension setup that is a mixture of the PP2, the GT350 and the GT500 in a great street combo that works, mix all of that together to the tune of about 495hp/440lb-ft of torque, give it a nice set of 19×9.5 front/19×10.5 rear wheels, magnetic ride, Brembo brakes from the GT350, a unique interior, the GT350 track pack rear spoiler, a set of side splitters, GT500 rear lower fascia, PP2 front lip, GT/CS grille, unique graphics package, a dual ram air hood, B&O stereo, nav, etc and call it the Mach 1.


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