The new Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R gets some GT500 bits

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos advertisement Hey, if you’re going to risk stealing big bro’s things, it might as well be the good stuff. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Today we learn the latter has been snooping around in the GT500’s closet and nicked a couple of items.They’re good ones, too. In a change intended to enhance handling and steering responsiveness, GT350R refinements for the 2020 model year include a fettled front suspension geometry including a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the GT500.A new steering rack and recalibrated power steering control will also allow owners to attack track corners with more vigor.“It’s always been our plan to take the latest innovations from the GT500 program and strategically apply them across the Mustang lineup,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. This is a quote that makes your author sit up and take notice, as any GT500 kit filtering down to the GT350 and even the mass-market GT is Very Good News.Elsewhere on the option sheet, GT350R will offer a Technology Package that endows the car with a banging stereo system and comforts like blind-spot monitoring and sat-nav. This will be useful to buyers who want the R’s ferocity but don’t wish to drive around in something equipped like a Moroccan prison.The GT350R is already a scalpel-sharp machine; these changes should focus its rage even more. Ford is smart to share the GT500’s toys. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next ›center_img PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Trending Videos Everyone who has a cool big brother has stolen something from him at one time or another. Whether it was the Metallica tape out of his ghetto blaster when you were kids; or his gas-powered pressure washer now you’re adults, big bro usually has some cool kit to covet.This phenomenon is not limited to human siblings, apparently.Earlier this year, we learned the specs of Ford’s hairy-chested GT500, a car that serves as the leather-jacket-wearing big brother to the athletic GT350 and GT350R. RELATED TAGSFordMustang Shelby GT350Non-LuxuryNew Vehicles2020Fordgt350gt350rGT500MustangNon-LuxuryShelby Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending in Canadalast_img read more

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