The no-compromises super pony Mustang Shelby GT350R uses the same high-revving flat-plane crank 5.2L V8 as the GT350 making the same amount of power, but the Shelby GT350R is lighter thanks to the removal of air-conditioning components, the stereo system, rear seats, trunk floorboard and carpeting, and exhaust resonators. Plus, it has standard carbon fiber wheels. All in all, the new super pony drops 130 pounds (59 kilos) form the “standard” Shelby GT350. In addition to the light-weighting changes, Ford lowered the new super pony’s ride height, raised the spring rates, and recalibrated the MagneRide adjustable dampers.
While we were right there at the reveal, us telling you about it isn’t the same as seeing the unveiling for yourself. So watch the video and pretend that you’re being transported to the Motor City, hob-nobbing among the industry cognoscenti as they wait with bated breath for the Shelby’s introduction.