The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang is Named the Sports Car of the Year

April 15th, 2016 by

2016 Ford Shelby GT350

The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang has been named Sports Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics, and drivers in Oswego and Naperville are thrilled. Pushing boundaries by equipping the most powerful Mustang engine of all time and an impressive array of high-performance technologies, this iconic sports car now officially reigns supreme beyond all others.

GT350R Powertrain

The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang features a 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 engine with Flat Plane Crank at its core. Producing 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque, it’s the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever made for a street-legal Mustang.

That kind of output can only be tamed by a state-of-the-art transmission, which is why Oswego and Naperville drivers will find a TREMEC 6-speed manual as standard with every Shelby GT350R model.

GT350R Style

The GT350R makes its boldest statement when you hit the gas, but it stands out right away thanks to its bold, aggressive styling.

Standing on stunning 19-inch Ebony Black-painted carbon fiber wheels, the vehicle is immediately distinctive. Features such as high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and LED daytime running lights provide outstanding visibility and styling, while the dual exhaust with active valves and quad tips as well as the eye-catching hood vent both hint at the uncompromising performance that Oswego and Naperville drivers can depend on.

GT350R Technology

It takes more than power and style for a vehicle to be named Sports Car of the Year — the most advanced systems also need to be present. That’s why the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang comes with:

  • Track Apps: Features Electronic Line-Lock and Launch control systems and provides instant performance metrics, including acceleration times and longitudinal g-forces.
  • Selectable-effort Electric Power-Assist Steering (EPAS): Select from Normal, Comfort, and Sport settings to meet your current driving desires.
  • SYNC 3: Ford’s latest infotainment system features voice-recognition technology to let you take full control of your driving environment.

The Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang has Earned Its Accolades

With its combination of unprecedented power and cutting-edge engineering, the Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang was always going to be something special. To find out more about this award-winning model, just visit River View Ford in Oswego. We’re not far from Naperville, and we hope to see you soon!

Posted in 2016 Ford Vehicles