The Shelby GT350R made its debut this morning at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015). Featuring carbon-fiber wheels as standard equipment and a host of race-ready technology, Ford says the GT350R is “the most track-capable production Mustang ever built.”
Watch the LIVE UNVEILING below of the Shelby GT350R at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show (NAIAS 2015) courtesy of the TFLnow live-stream channel.
The GT350R is powered by Ford’s first-ever flat-plane-crank V-8. Pumping out over 500 HP and more than 400 lb-ft of torque, the 5.2-liter mill is cooled by an air-to-oil engine oil cooler. The standard six-speed manual transmission also features a cooler for heavy-duty track use, and channels power to the rear wheels via a Ford-tuned limited-slip Torsen differential with 3.73 axle ratio.
Weight saving was also a priority for the GT350R, as items such as air conditioning, stereo system, rear seats, and trunk floorboard and carpet have been removed. Ford says the Shelby GT350R is more than 130 pounds lighter than the Shelby GT350 Track Pack model.
The Shelby GT350R is slated to go on sale later this year in the US and Canada.