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Racing Enthusiast Drives Home 2017 Ford Shelby® GT 350R

Posted at Thu, Oct 27, 2016 3:15 PM

All hearts were racing when our customer, Mr. Richard Bauer, took delivery this week of his 2017 Ford Shelby® GT 350R off the showroom floor. Special thanks to Sales Professional Chris Peterpaul and Sales Manager David Hayes for handling the details needed to deliver this beautiful feat of automotive engineering to an individual who can truly appreciate its qualities. He said he especially appreciated the 6-speed stick shift over the paddle shifters. “The stick just makes it feel like you are more an extension of the car.”

“I’m telling you, Ford took a Ferrari engine, studied it, and then improved on it to create the engine in this new Ford Shelby® GT 350 R, “ said Mr. Bauer who is a Dallas amateur race car driver and enthusiastic collector of performance cars. “I can’t wait to take this one to the track and show it side by side with the Ferrari!” Although sporting a cap with the Ferrari trademark stallion, Bauer chuckled and said, “I’m calling this cap my ‘angry’ Mustang.”

Ford touts this amazing vehicle on its web site including these features …

*… a racing machine, pure and simple. It rides on 19-inch carbon-fiber wheels, wrapped in Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 Tires. It sports a carbon-fiber rear wing, a larger front splitter and unique chassis tuning that doesn't make any compromises for day-to-day life on the road. Just as important as what the Shelby GT350R has, it's what it doesn’t have to save as much weight as possible. So there's no rear seat, rear view camera, audio system, SYNC,® auxiliary gauges, tire inflator and sealant kit, or USB port. There's not even a floor mat. Don't sweat that. You'll be wiping your feet on the competition.

*The Shelby GT350® features the MagneRide™ Damping System. It monitors and adjusts itself thousands of times per second, creating a dynamic, adrenaline-fueled driving experience while also producing that signature growl that will leave you breathless. The quad exhaust with active valve technology helps maximize the awesome power of the 5.2L V8.

*The 5.2L V8 flat-plane crank is unique to the Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R. It produces 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque. It's designed to be the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever.

*Up front, six-piston Brembo™ calipers and 15.5-inch SHW® multipiece rotors are cross-drilled and vented to store and dissipate energy, so they perform to track standards and resist fading.

* Transmission coolers keep the world-class TREMEC® 3160 six-speed transmission at optimum temperatures.

* Brakes: In the rear, four-piston Brembo™ calipers and 14.9-inch SHW® multipiece discs are cross-drilled and vented to deliver fade-free performance on the track or road.

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