The 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 carries over with a few new paint colors and FordPass Connect, the automaker's system that enables vehicle management via a smartphone app. The Shelby GT350R variant receives new front suspension geometry, a new steering rack, updated electric power steering settings, and a redesigned steering knuckle.
2020 Ford Shelby GT350
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2020 Ford Shelby GT350 Overview
Choosing Your Ford Shelby GT
This Ford is offered in two trims: GT350 and GT350R. Pricing starts at $61,535 including destination for the GT350, while the more hardcore GT350R costs $74,530.
The Shelby GT350 is powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine that generates 526 horsepower (527 hp in the GT350R) and 429 pound-feet of torque. It's paired to a six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
The setup achieves an EPA-estimated 14 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway, and 16 combined.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The GT350 is a four-seater, while the GT350R strips out the back seats to save weight and become a thoroughbred two-seat muscle car. Cargo space probably won’t be a priority for many Shelby buyers, but this coupe offers 13.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity in its trunk.
The Ford Shelby GT350 doesn't come standard with any active safety features, as is to be expected for this type of model. The available Technology Package ($2,000) does bring blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Keeping all of its power in check is the responsibility of 15-inch rear and 15.5-inch front brake rotors with Brembo calipers. The independent rear suspension keeps the Shelby’s back end under control during hard acceleration, while a launch control system is intended for perfect starts on racetracks.
An industry-first glove box door airbag provides an innovative safety touch, and there’s a post-crash alert system fitted as standard, too.
The Shelby GT350 is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen featuring Ford's Sync3 infotainment system. Bluetooth, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and two USB ports are included.
The aforementioned Technology Package ($2,000) also includes navigation with voice activation.
GT350 - From $61,535
Front passengers are treated to Recaro sport seats, while the driver gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Standard specs include dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote keyless entry, and push button start. Aluminum foot pedals and suede door panels adding further character. The exterior is equipped with 19-inch wheels, HID headlights, LED taillights, hood vents, and a rear spoiler.
Outside of the active safety features and navigation, the Technology Package ($2,000) also includes a six-way driver's seat with three memory settings, heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, LED puddle lights that project Cobra shapes, and a 12-speaker Bang and Olufsen audio system.
GT350R - From $74,530
Subtle differences emphasize the GT350R’s more performance-focused design. Taking out the rear seats has a beneficial effect on performance, as does the introduction of carbon fiber wheels and a matching rear wing.
Red accent stitching and a red center marker on the Cobra-branded steering wheel enhance the interior, while the brake calipers are also red.
The thunderous performance and dramatic looks of the 2020 Ford Shelby GT350 should be more than sufficient for most buyers; the 350R model provides one extra horsepower, some styling enhancements, and a few revised parts for almost $13,000 more.