Shelby GT350R updated for 2020 but still no RHD
Ford has given the venerable GT350R an update for the 2020 model year, gracing the beast with GT500 gadgets.
There’s new front suspension geometry featuring a redesigned ‘high-trail steering knuckle’ from the GT500. There is also a new steering rack with revised assistance settings. Weight savings have been achieved via a rear seat delete, and an exhaust resonator removal while adding standard carbon fibre wheels. Aero has also been improved with a larger front splitter and rear wing.
Rounding off the changes are four new paint options. Ford has also given the GT350R the FordPass Connect system that lets a phone app find the vehicle, lock or unlock the doors, monitor fuel and oil levels and follow maintenance alerts. Sadly, there are still no plans to swap the interior to right-hand-drive.
Powering the super-Stang is the same 5.2-litre flat-plane V8, offering 392kW and 582Nm, revving out to a tasty 8250rpm. It is exclusively offered with a six-speed manual.