Our colleague Iñigo had the honor to tell all the details about the Mustang and Shelby GT350 at all expected a more radical dream of Carroll Shelby, a version uncompromising definitely join the competition with the road. In today North American International Auto Show signing the Blue Oval has unveiled the Mustang Shelby GT350R , limited production sports that will arrive later this year to Canada and United States .
As for the mechanics, the Shelby GT350R Mustang equipped with the same block V8 crankshaft plan or his brother-end, but as it did in its day, the manufacturer has specific performance data and only stated that pays more than 500 horses and 540 Nm of torque . All this power goes to the rear wheels through a manual gearbox six relations. A Torsen limited-slip differential is put some sanity.
The Mustang Shelby GT350R also equips the MagneRide suspension which gets altered by current hydraulic fluid metal particles so as to modify the setting of the dampers. The main differences from the version without erre reside in reducing weight, aerodynamics and the introduction of a carbon fiber wheels as standard, something reserved for a privileged few.
The Ford group vice president, Raj Nair, said the Shelby Mustang GT350R is a sport without compromises. It is for this reason that will dispense with superfluous elements that do not help improve the car’s behavior. This model has lost 59 kilograms by removing the rear seats, climate control system, audio equipment, mats, exhaust resonators …
The carbon fiber wheels also help reduce unsprung mass, at the same time provide greater rigidity. They are 19 inches and are dressed with tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 although have a single specific compound for this model. But Ford also offers a package called Electronics Package that includes some of the deleted items looking for more comfort such as air conditioning.
In terms of aerodynamics, this sporting breed is adorned with new front splitter, new rear spoiler, side skirts, wheel ventilated steps and so on that make downforce has increased, although as unknown. Finally, the Mustang Shelby GT350R is the first model of the 12 new sports models that await us from the hand of Ford Performance (the unification of all the sports division of the American manufacturer) .
Source – Ford
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