2020 Shelby Mustang had made its global debut sometime back. The sixth model year car indeed does justice to its genes, but with a few changes inside and out. Here we tell you crumbs on the same!
It hasn’t been long since the much anticipated 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R made its global debut. The car had proved itself thoroughly capable and immensely appealing right on the day 1! While we are still waiting to get our hands on these, let us now get to know this American muscle in detail…
The 2020 Shelby Mustang GT350R shares many of its components with the full-grown Ford Shelby GT500. The rear wing, to quote, is an example. The just-out 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 also has similar track wings to pump up the downforce, while on the tracks.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R goes stark old-school when it comes to the instrument cluster in the cabin. The car being the baby mustang, does not get theGT500‘s supremely modern 12-inch digital instrument cluster. It boasts of neatly set analogue gauges instead. Well and good for a ‘classic’! However, one should not think of the GT350R as something absolutely devoid of tech. There are interesting tech bits onboard this classic muscle car, like blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone climate control, Android Auto- Apple CarPlay Connectivity, powered seats with heating and ventilation etc.
The new Shelby Mustang GT350R ditches the old Pilot Super Sport rubber and goes for new Special design Cup 2 tires from Michelin. Interestingly enough, Ford authorities claim these to be of least vulnerability to hampered wet weather performance.
The suspension of the GT350R has been thoroughly reworked in order to accommodate the new rubber and still offer breathtaking performance. The car’s MagneRide magnetorheological ride control dampers, antilock brakes, and traction control system have all been fine-tuned and smart-prepped to achieve this goal.
The 2020 Shelby Mustang definitely looks like a Mustang. It remains very less altered from the pre-refresh Ford Mustang. The reworked set of LED headlamps that had debuted in the 2018 Ford Mustang, find no place here. The GT350R goes with the old-fashioned headlamp units from the pre-refresh car. Ford has done this in order to maintain a lower hood line for the Shelby, as the LED units are a tad taller than the present ones.
What do you think of the new Shelby Mustang? Worth a buy? Let us know through the comments…