2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Upgrades
After the introduction of the all-new Shelby GT500 Mustang this year, Ford is bringing some of the technology to the Shelby GT350R. These new upgrades improve handling, help with driver confidence and improve on- and off-track performance.
One of the biggest changes for 2020 is a redesigned front suspension geometry, leverages from the GT500. This includes a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle, which helps to improve handling and responsiveness. There is also a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control to aid in steering precision.
The Shelby GT350R continues to deliver an incredible driving experience with its powerful engine and lightweight construction, which includes weight-saving items like carbon fiber wheels and a rear seat delete.
If you are looking for more comfort, however, Ford offers an optional Technology Package. Included in the package is a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, voice-activated navigation and special Cobra Puddle Lamps.
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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Ford vehicle ever, thanks to a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing more than 700 horsepower. This makes the new GT500 capable of getting to 60 mph in the mid-three second range and passing the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
Straight-line performance is impressive, but the Mustang Shelby GT500 also features a race-bred chassis, custom Michelin tires, massive front brakes and an aerodynamic design for better handling. Ford Performance driver control technologies also give drivers more customization from behind the wheel, further enhancing the GT500’s performance.
Built by hand, the 5.2-liter aluminum alloy V8 is impressive on its own, but Ford engineers added a 2.65-liter roots-type supercharger and air-to-liquid intercooler for even more power. Power goes through a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission for lightning-fast shifts, and then through a custom carbon fiber driveshaft for strength and weight savings.
The GT500’s larger grille opening allows for 50 percent more airflow compared to the GT350, and the louvered hood vent features a removable aluminum rain tray for improved air extraction and increased downforce. The wider front fenders give the car a nice stance and hug the 11-inch wide front and 11.5-inch wide rear wheels.
Of course, the interior has been upgraded as well, with race-inspired premium materials throughout the purpose-built cockpit. Recaro racing seats are available with pass-throughs for safety harnesses as well. A 12-inch full-color LCD instrument cluster, 12-speaker B&O Play audio system and 8-inch SYNC 3 touch screen are all standard on the 2020 Mustang GT500.
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2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Gets New Performance Package
An all new 2.3L High Performance Package is available for the 2020 Ford Mustang, bringing new levels of performance to EcoBoost-powered Mustangs. Delivering a projected 330 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, this new Mustang is the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker.
The upgrades don’t stop at the engine though, as the 2.3L High Performance Package adds Mustang GT brakes and the aerodynamics and suspension components from the Mustang GT Performance Package. These additions make this Mustang outperform any other production four-cylinder Mustang in the car’s 55-year history.
This new EcoBoost engine variant was designed specifically for use in the Mustang and features a larger turbocharger and a larger radiator. It is available with either the 10-speed SelectShift automatic, or the 6-speed Getrag manual transmission.
The 0-60 time has been improved significantly, and the 2020 Mustang with the 2.3L High Performance Package will hit that number in the mid-four-second range when running on premium fuel. The top speed has also increased to 155 mph, a huge 34 mph leap over the base EcoBoost Mustang.
Those who take their car on the track will appreciate the performance-tuned steering and suspension, as well as the larger and more powerful brakes. There are also 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in wide summer tires in select packages.
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