Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn has announced new performance technology for its 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R. It includes enhanced handling and steering responsiveness.
Refinements include redesigned front suspension geometry with a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the Shelby GT500. A new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control will also be added.
“It’s always been our plan to take the latest innovations from the GT500 program and strategically apply them across the Mustang lineup,” says Ed Krenz, chief program engineer for Ford Performance. “These latest updates to the GT350R keep its performance competitive and on the top if its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street.”
The GT350R also has reduced weight, no rear seats, and carbon fiber wheels. Exhaust resonators have also been removed for weight savings, creating a sharper exhaust tone. Also standard are a larger front splitter and rear wing.
Ford’s technology package also is available and includes a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, Cobra puddle lamps, and voice-activated navigation.
Standing apart from GT350, GT350R features design details including red brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes, Shelby GT350R badging, red contrast stitching, and a D-shaped steering wheel with a red center mark at the top.
The GT350 is available in new colors Grabber Lime, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, and Red Hot Metallic. FordPass Connect, which allows owners to interact with their vehicles through smartphones, is now standard on the 2020 Mustang. Users can locate their parked car, lock and unlock it, and check fuel, oil levels, and maintenance alerts. The availability of these features varies by market.