The Grief At Mustang Shelby GT350R
Goodbye My Lover.
The name of the Mustang has always been attached to the heavy and bulky muscle car dedicated to drag racing. However, it has never been the case for the Shelby GT350R. The “R” version of Ford Performance Motor Company was a masterpiece of another world compere to its ancestors. With developing 526 HP with the 5.2-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine that revs high up to mind-blowing 8,250 RPM with the weight of only 1680 kg (3,703 Ib), which is actually lighter than Mustang 5.0, and the aerodynamic package that produce more downforce than Porsche 911 GT3-RS at 100 mph, this machine is at the level of Italian and German supercars with almost half price.
I believe this car has never received the attention that it deserved and it is a pity since the Ford decided to stop the production on this pure old-school driver’s car. Maybe after this people would appreciate more the value of such that cars. The Mustang Shelby GT350R was a serious rival to 200,000 $ European super cars with only and only 94,300 CA$ which we lost.
It is even more devastating to realize how all the motoring companies are getting distance from these types of vehicles to produce boring machines that their mission is to reach from point A to point B.