First Shelby GT350R Mustang Rolls Off Assembly Line
The very first Shelby GT350R Mustang rolled off the assembly line at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant this week, marking the return of one of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all-time. The GT350R will be the most athletic Mustang ever, with the power, handling and braking capability to take on the most challenging race tracks worldwide.
“This is a special day for all Mustang enthusiasts,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman of the Ford Motor Company. “We have taken the GT350 formula to the next level of innovation, style and performance. Today the legend continues.”
The Shelby GT350 and GT350R are built using the latest performance parts developed by Ford engineers. The biggest change is under the hood, with a new 5.2-liter V8 engine with a flat-plane crank that produces 526 hp. It is mated to the legendary TREMEC six-speed manual transmission for ultimate control and fast, precise shifts.
The advanced MagneRide Damping System monitors and adjusts thousands of times per second to provide dynamic and incredibly stable handling. Each suspension part was engineered specifically to work together perfectly on the GT350 and allow the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires to achieve maximum grip.
Ford partnered with the brake experts at Brembo to provide the Mustang GT350 with excellent braking performance. In front there are huge 15.5-inch cross-drilled, two-piece rotors and in back there are 14.9-inch rotors of the same type, along with high-performance Brembo calipers.
The Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs are just as sporty inside as they are outside, featuring RECARO sport seats with Miko Suede Sport inserts, unique Shelby-exclusive aluminum trim and shift knob, an Alcantara and leather-wrapped steering wheel and the new SYNC 3 infotainment system.
Mustang fans in Plano, Texas will soon be able to experience the power and performance of these new Shelby Mustangs. Visit us at Five Star Ford of Plano to learn more and view our online inventory for photos, prices, specifications and more.