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Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Named 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 9, 2015 – The Ford Shelby® GT350R Mustang has been named 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year by a runaway vote – beating out seven of the world’s best new sports cars in a competition that evaluated the vehicles on both road and track. 

The all-new Shelby GT350R, with its high-revving, flat-plane crankshaft 5.2-liter V8 engine, produces 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the most race-ready, track-capable Mustang ever. Road & Track writes, “GT350R is the Mustang that all Mustangs have been waiting to become.” 

Shelby GT350R will be featured in the December/January issue of Road & Track, on newsstands Nov. 17, as well as on

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