Ford releases details on the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R

Ford Performance is just the gift that keeps on giving for 2020, from the news that the F-150 Limited will be getting the twin turbo Ecoboost V6 from the Raptor, to the latest news on the 700-plus horsepower Shelby GT500! And speaking of Shelby Mustangs, Ford just announced details on another incredible performance car for 2020 that will wear the storied Shelby name: the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R! We're Mustang fanatics here to Heartland Ford of Heber Springs, so we're understandably excited to share the details with you. So read on!

The latest in a list of Shelby Mustangs that stretches all the way back to 1965, the 2020 Shelby GT350R may not be the 700-pound gorilla of its higher horsepower stablemate, the GT500, but it will be able to hold its own and put plenty of smiles in your miles, with performance details that include a redesigned front suspension geometry with high-trail steering knuckles borrowed from the Shelby GT-500, along with a newly-redesigned electric power steering control unit, for precise cornering at high speeds.


“It’s always been our plan to take the latest innovations from the GT500 program and strategically apply them across the Mustang lineup,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer. “These latest updates to the GT350R keep its performance competitive and on the top of its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street.”

Knowing that lighter weight makes for a faster ride, Ford Performance has also put the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R on a serious diet, including deleting the rear seat and adding cutting edge carbon fiber wheels that are stronger than forged aluminum while being radically lighter. Exhaust resonators were also sacrificed to the Speed Gods, while giving the GT350R a sharper, more aggressive exhaust tone.

Inside, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R will be available with the Technology Package, featuring a 12-speaker premium sound system by B&O, performance seats with contrast stitching, a D-shaped steering wheel with a red center mark at the top, a blind spot information system with rear cross-traffic alert, Cobra-style puddle lamps that project the iconic Shelby logo on the ground as you approach in the dark, voice-activated navigation and more. 

Externally, the GT350R offers a number of features to set it apart from your average Mustang and even the Shelby FT350, including a larger front air-splitter, red brake calipers, red pin-stripes along the signature Shelby racing stripes, unique Shelby GT350R badging. For those who really want to catch some attention, the 2020 Shelby GT350 and GT350R will be available in two new heritage-inspired paint colors, including Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic. 

We can't wait to share the all-new 2020 Mustang with you at Heartland Ford of Heber Springs. Want to be the first in our neck of the woods to own a 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 or the barnstorming Shelby GT350R? Then stop in today and get the process started. Or you can check out our big selection of beautiful 2019 Mustangs on our website right now.

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