By   August 31, 2015

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

We recent had the chance to experience the new Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R at Laguna Seca. We got an idea of just how well the new ‘Stang could handle on the famed road course.

The track focused machine offers 526 horsepower from a 5.2-liter V8 engine designed with a flat-plane crankshaft. This new car is a huge improvement on a circuit over previous models as handling is much improved thanks to the new suspension setup.

The standard GT350 is very good, but on a track the GT350R takes that to the next level. Thanks to changes such as weight reduction it makes it perfect for a track day.

We put together a short teaser video from our time at Laguna Seca. It features footage of the new GT350 (and a brief cameo from the original car) as well as some flybys on the track.

We will have much more on our full experience very soon.

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