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.
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:
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.
But this is Jalopnik, and we will persevere as all fuck.
- 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
- 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
- The navigation voice sounds like a robot
- So far, that’s it.
Ask us anything you want about the Shelby GT350R in the comments below!