| Gallery | Photo | News | Video |

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R-C set to storm Watkins Glen

Ford is bringing its latest high-performance Mustang back to the track with the new 2016 GT350R-C, which will debut and race in this weekend's IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Watkins Glen.

The spiritual successor to the Boss 302R that's still taking part in the Continental Tire series today, the first GT350R-C will be campaigned by Multimatic Motorsports. It's had its fully independent suspension completely revised for the track, and it gets everything from new spring rates to new anti-roll bars to a lowered ride height.

Like the road-going GT350, a 5.2-liter, flat-plane-crank V8 sits under the hood, although Ford didn't release any specifics on power output. In fact, details are in short supply. We're expecting some sort of sequential racing transmission, wildly enhanced brakes, and a thoroughly race-prepared cabin, although Ford hasn't released any info on that stuff. The Blue Oval also hasn't said anything about the aerodynamic package, but strangely, it looks more or less like what's featured on the standard GT350R. The front fascia and rear wing are pretty much identical, and even the side sills seem roughly similar to the production model.

"Like so many Mustangs before it, the Shelby GT350R is a car born to race," Ford's director of global performance, Dave Pericak, said in the attached press release. "We're taking it to the track as the GT350R-C and we're ready to see what it can do against the best competition in the world."

Scroll down for the official press release from Ford. And if you're so inclined, you can check out the GT350R-C's debut race this weekend at, with coverage starting at 12:25 P.M. If you prefer normal TV, Fox Sports 1 will get around to re-broadcasting the race on July 5 at 10:00 A.M.

Show full PR text Source

Read also: recent reviews, test drives, automotive trends and the latest news from the world of cars.

  • Ford, UAW reach tentative agreement

    Ford, UAW reach tentative agreement

    Ford and the United Auto Workers now have a tentative agreement for a new contract. The union's National Ford Council of local leaders will vote whether to accept the bargain in Detroit on November 9. If successful, the UAW will then release full details on the deal and will send the proposed offer to members for their endorsement. The UAW won't release any specifics about the tentative

  • 2017 Ford Fusion First Drive

    2017 Ford Fusion First Drive


  • Ford launches self-driving car tests in California in 2016

    Ford launches self-driving car tests in California in 2016

    Ford is the latest automaker to get permission to test driverless vehicles on public roads in California, and the company's fully autonomous Fusion Hybrid will hit the streets there in 2016. The Blue Oval's recently opened Silicon Valley research center will be the hotbed for the development of this cutting-edge technology. The experimentation in California will be key to Ford's 10-year

  • Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 Raptor join Lego Speed Champs

    Chevy Corvette Z06, Ford F-150 Raptor join Lego Speed Champs

    Get ready to park some performance machines on your desk: Lego's 2016 line of Speed Champions kits will add seven new vehicles for next year, according to an update to the database Brickset. These include some serious muscle like a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Ford Mustang GT. There's also a listing called "Chevrolet Camaro Drag Race" and a very cool combo titled "Ford F-150 Raptor Ford/Model A Hot


Read more about:

Popular News
© 2014: All rights protected.