2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

Picks up new performance tech

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R picks up new performance tech and colors from its stablemates to make it more fun to drive on the track and off.

Enhancing handling and steering responsiveness, Shelby GT350R refinements for 2020 include redesigned front suspension geometry with a redesigned high-trail steering knuckle leveraged from the all-new Shelby GT500. To elevate driver confidence and steering precision, a new steering rack and recalibrated electric power steering control is also added.

“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 if its game, whether that’s on the track or on the street.”

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R continues to also deliver against aggressive targets for weight reduction with a rear seat delete and carbon fiber wheels. Exhaust resonators also have been removed for weight savings with the benefit of creating a sharper exhaust tone.

For customers seeking more comfort in their Shelby GT350R, Ford offers an available Technology Package with a 12-speaker B&O premium sound system, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Cobra Puddle Lamps and voice-activated navigation.

Also standard are carbon fiber wheels, larger front splitter and rear wing.

Standing apart from GT350, GT350R features distinct design details. Exterior touches include red painted brake calipers, red pin striping at the edges of the optional over-the-top racing stripes and Shelby GT350R badging. Inside is high-contrast red stitching, Shelby GT350R badging and the D-shaped steering wheel fitted with a red center mark at the top.


Real World Review

Features & Options

Power and Handling



3.73 TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle
5.2L Ti-VCT V8 with Flat Plane Crank
Differential Cooler
Dual Exhaust with Electronic Valves and quad tips
Transmission Cooler
TREMEC® Six-Speed Manual Transmission



  • 380 mm (15″) rear brake rotors with 4-piston Brembo™ calipers
  • 394 mm (15.5″) front brake rotors with 6-piston Brembo™ calipers
  • Red-Painted Brembo™ Brake Calipers
  • Electronic Line-Lock (track use only)
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Integrated Driver Control System
  • Launch control (manual transmission; track use only)
  • Selectable-effort Electric Power-Assist Steering (EPAS)
  • MagneRide® Damping System

Wheels & Tires


  • 19″ X 11″ (front) 19″ X 11.5″ (Rear) Ebony Black-painted Carbon Fiber wheel
  • Four-piston Brembo® rear brake calipers and 15″ two-piece iron discs mounted to aluminum hats
  • Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 – Front – 305/30R 19
  • Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 – Rear 315/30R 19
  • Six-piston Brembo® front brake calipers and 15.5″ two-piece iron discs mounted to aluminum hats
  • Tire Inflator and Sealant kit

Interior Features



  • 2-way manual front-passenger seat
  • 4-way manual driver seat
  • Leather/Alcantara® – wrapped Steering Wheel with tilt/telescoping steering column and Shelby® red sightline RECARO® cloth/Miko® suede Sport Seats with Red accents



  • Cabin Particulate Air Filter
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control

Entertainment Systems


  • 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • SYNC® 3
  • FordPass Connect™
  • FordPass™ App
  • Two smart-charging USB ports


  • B&O Sound System by Bang and Olufsen with 12 speakers including CD player, HD Radio™ , and subwoofer in trunk
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability

Comfort and Convenience


  • Aluminum foot pedals
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Autolights (automatic on/off headlights) with wiper activation
  • Center console with full armrest
  • Center high-mounted dome lamp
  • Cupholders (2)
  • Driver footrest
  • Floor mats – carpeted, front
  • Illuminated glove box with lockable door and dedicated space for owner’s manual
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Interior trunk release
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake handle
  • MyKey®
  • Windows, Power – Front one-touch up/down with Global Open
  • Powerpoints – 2
  • Soft Door Rollover
  • Rear view camera
  • Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Track Apps™
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

Interior Accessories


  • Instrument Cluster – grey accent gauge cluster and register vents
  • Premium door trim – Miko® Suede
  • Ford Performance scuff plates

Exterior Features



  • Carbon fiber rear wing
  • Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler
  • Daytime running lights
  • HID Headlights with LED Signature Lighting
  • Hood Vents
  • LED sequential taillights
  • Mirrors – Power glass, manual folding with integrated Blind Spot Mirror and Gloss Black Cap
  • Rear diffuser


  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS® ) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Vinyl Over-the-top Racing Stripe
  • Painted Black Roof




  • 3-point safety belt restraint system for all seating positions
  • Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag Open image overlay for Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag
  • AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Belt-Minder® front safety belt reminder
  • Driver’s knee airbag
  • Dual front airbags
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • LATCH Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
  • Personal Safety System™ for driver and front passenger
  • Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™



  • Illuminated entry
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System





  • Technology Package
  • Heritage Edition



Exterior Dimensions Shelby GT350R (in)
Wheelbase 107.1
Length 188.3
Height 53.5
Width – Excluding Mirrors 75.9
Width – Including Mirrors 81.9
Width – Mirrors Folded 77
Front Track 63.3
Rear Track 63.7


Interior Dimensions Shelby GT350R (in)
Head Room – Front 37.6
Head Room – Rear
Leg Room – Front 44.5
Leg Room – Rear
Hip Room – Front 54.9
Hip Room – Rear
Shoulder Room – Front 56.3
Shoulder Room – Rear


Capacities Shelby® GT350R (cu.ft.)
Passenger Volume 52.3
Trunk Volume 13.5
Fuel Capacity
Curb Weights (lbs) – GT (manual/auto)
Maximum Seating Capacity 2

Engine Specifications

Engine Specifications Shelby® GT350R
Engine Type 5.2L Ti-VCT V8 Engine
Engine Electronics PCM
Displacement 5.2L (315 cu.In.)
Horsepower (SAE net @ RPM) 527 @ 7,500 (93-octane fuel)
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM) 429 @ 4,750
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Bore and Stroke 94.0 x 93.0 mm
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters
Fuel Delivery Port Fuel Injection (PFI)
Exhaust Dual Exhaust with Quad Tips
Fuel Economy (Manual) 14 mpg city/21 hwy/16 combined
Fuel Economy (Auto) N/A
Transmission Type (Manual) 6-speed manual
Transmission Type (Auto) N/A
Engine block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum


Chassis Specifications Shelby® GT350R
Front Suspension Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar and aluminum front knuckles
Rear Suspension Integral-link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension More Independent integral-link rear suspension
Shocks Absorbers MagneRide™ Damping system
Shocks Absorbers (available)
Brakes Six-piston Brembo® front brake calipers and 15.5″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats, Four-piston Brembo® rear brake calipers and 15″ two-piece
Stability Control Electronic Stability Control
Steering Selectable-Effort Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) with unique outer tie rods

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy and Engine Shelby® GT350R
Engine Type 5.2L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine
Fuel Economy (Manual) 14 city/21 hwy/ 16
Fuel Economy (Automatic) N/A