Ford Shelby GT350R-C Going Racing in IMSA

Ford Shelby GT350R-C Going Racing in IMSA

Soon you’ll get to see just how potent the new Ford Shelby GT350R really is.

The American automaker is going racing with the Ford Shelby GT350R-C, which will make its IMSA competition debut at Watkins Glen this weekend. After the race, Ford intends to compete in the remainder of the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge with Multimatic Motorsports as it strives to show off the new Shelby GT350R and its 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 engine.

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The competition version of the sports car has an adapted version of the advanced, fully independent suspension from the standard GT350R and has been fitted with revised spring rates and antiroll bars, lower ride height, unique track-tuned alignment settings, revised bushings and cross-axis ball joints in the front.

“Like so many Mustangs before it, the Shelby GT350R is a car born to race,” said Dave Pericak, director, Global Ford Performance. “We’re taking it to the track as the GT350R-C and we’re ready to see what it can do against the best competition in the world.”

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