The first Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R has been built and will soon make its way to its lucky owner. The car was produced at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant.
The new GT350R looks to be the most complete street legal yet track focused ‘Stang to be produced. With its advanced suspensions setup and high-revving flat-plane V8 the Shelby will be able to keep up with plenty of cars that cost much more.
“This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “We have taken the GT350 formula to the next level of innovation, style and performance. Today the legend continues.”
The GT350 has 526 horsepower on tap and with its independent rear suspension it will handle the toughest road course. Add in the MagnaRide that allows you to setup the car for your driving situation and you have what, at least on paper, looks to be the best Mustang yet.
With production starting, expect to see Shelby Mustang GT350s in showrooms later this year. But before then we are scheduled to drive the GT350 and GT350R very soon, so stay tuned.