What Do You Want To Know About The 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R?

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Raph and I have come to Detroit, America’s Finest City™, and for Detroit, we needed a fine car. So we get a 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. It’s loud as hell, and comfier than you’d expect. Ask us anything you want about it.

305-section FRONT tires. Insanity.
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I will admit, procuring a GT350R on this day, specifically, in Detroit, was a mistake. As you can see, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s (not a very tread-y tire to begin with) are damn near slicks, the sign of a press car with a life well-lived:

The 315-section rears. Many an autojournalist has burnedout in these.

And as you can see by checking any weather report, it’s been raining all day. So you can imagine piloting a 526-horsepower flat-plane-crank-V8 missile down a pot-holed Detroit highway is a bit of a dicey proposition.

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But this is Jalopnik, and we will persevere as all fuck.

What We Like About It:

- Shelby

- GT350

- R

- Also, the noise is piercing and sharp and is really good at making an unsuspecting Raph’s ears bleed as he walks around to get something from the trunk

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What We Don’t Like As Much:

- It felt like a really bad lane-keep assist system was constantly tugging at the front wheel, until we realized that no, maybe these tires aren’t really good in the rain

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- The navigation voice sounds like a robot

- So far, that’s it.

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Ask us anything you want about the Shelby GT350R in the comments below!

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