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DEARBORN, Mich., March 22, 2016 – With scoring criteria including style, class, importance and desirability, it's no wonder editors chose the 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R Mustang as an Automobile Magazine All-Star winner for 2016.
"The GT350R has a very 'mean American' feel but balances that with a very good chassis," said Automobile's Marc Noordeloos. He called Shelby Mustang a classic pony car, but one with "excellent dynamics." Of 25 vehicles evaluated, only seven took home awards.
Automobile chooses its All-Star contenders from the entire range of all-new, heavily revised or newly significant vehicles on sale or otherwise available in the United States in the 12 months preceding the test. The magazine's editors spend multiple days driving the vehicles on both road and track, then cast their votes for the winners by private ballot.
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