By   November 10, 2015

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R

It is hard to believe it but we are already coming to the time of the year when automobile publication choose their cars of the year. Road and Track is one of the first to announce their selection for Performance Car of the Year.

This year’s selection for the award was the Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R. The track ready variant of the American pony car can hold its own against many more exotic machines.

Of the performance machine the publication wrote, “GT350R is the Mustang that all Mustangs have been waiting to become.” Since we have experienced the GT350R at Laguna Seca, we can attest to that.

The new ‘Stang is powered by a 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 that offers 526 horsepower. The engine can rev all the way up to 8,000 RPMs. Add this to the track ready suspension that includes a modern independent rear suspension setup along with the six-speed manual transmission and you get a very good driver’s car.