There’s no mistaking the wicked sound or aggressive looks of the all-new Shelby
GT350R-C that Ford announced today would see its first official track time at
Watkins Glen this weekend.
Ford Shelby GT350R-C, the competition version of the reincarnated icon, will compete in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, a showdown of the most popular – and accessible – performance cars from around the world. The GT350R production car was unveiled in January. Since its introduction, enthusiasts have eagerly awaited the debut of a racing version.
Both production, right & below, and racecar versions feature the first-ever production car V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft. This unique layout – typically reserved for the world’s most exotic sports cars – helped create the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced.
The race car features an adapted version of the advanced, fully independent suspension from GT350R – fitted with revised spring rates and antiroll bars, lower ride height, unique track-tuned alignment settings, revised bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the front.
Longtime Ford partner Multimatic Motorsports, designated constructor of the new Ford GT, will manage the race team. The squad will field drivers Billy Johnson, Scott Maxwell, Austin Cindric and Jade Buford for the GT350R-C debut at Watkins Glen.
For complete details, please visit http://racing.ford.com/series/more-racing/news/articles/2015/01/shelby-gt350r-mustang--the-most-track-capable-production-mustang.html