'Entry-level' Shelby Mustang gets mechanical upgrades from the GT500 and additional exterior colour options.
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Ford Performance has upgraded the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 with new performance technologies and personalisation options, drawing upon the flagship Shelby GT500.

The GT350 picks up redesigned front suspension geometry including a 'redesigned' high-trail steering knuckle borrowed from the GT500, along with a new steering rack and recalibrated power steering control.

Ford says these changes help to improve handling and steering response, as well as driver confidence.

"It’s always been our plan to take the latest innovations from the GT500 program and strategically apply them across the Mustang line-up," said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer.

"These latest updates to the GT350R keep its performance competitive and on the top if its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street."

For the 2020 model year the GT350 also picks up new colours and infotainment options shared with the latest Mustang family, including the new Grabber Lime and Twister Orange heritage exterior paints.

There's also FordPass Connect incorporated into the Sync 3 infotainment system, allowing owners to sync their vehicle with a smartphone app and perform remote functions like lock/unlock the vehicle, track location, and check vehicle status (fuel, oil levels and maintenance alerts).

Standard equipment includes carbon-fibre wheels, rear seat delete, exhaust resonator delete, along with more aggressive front and rear spoilers for added downforce.

The top-spec GT350R gets red-painted brake calipers, red pinstriping for the optional racing stripes and exterior badging, contrasting red top-stitching for the cabin, and a D-shaped sports steering wheel with red 12 o'clock marker.

Power for both models continues to come from a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8 making 392kW and 582Nm, paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission from Tremec sending drive to the rear axle.


Ford's local division has ruled out the Shelby GT350 and GT350R for our market on several occasions, with the main reason being its exclusively left-hand drive production schedule.

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