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2015 Goodwood: Shelby GT350R and Former Stig

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The new generation Ford Mustang, as you know, is officially available in the UK now. But The Europeans will not get to enjoy the Mustang experience to the fullest because Ford is still holding something back. They are not bringing the high-performance Shelby GT350R Mustang to Europe, but they are more than happy to tease people with it with a demonstration at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It’s actually cooler than that because Ford enlisted the services of a very special man to pilot the Shelby GT350R up the Goodwood hill. It’s former Top Gear Stig, skilled novelist, and the man who teaches SAS commandos the art of evasive driving, Ben Collins. Check him out:

Shelby GT350R Highlights: The car features the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft – the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced with over 520 horsepower– plus a specially tuned suspension. It is fitted with revised spring rates and antiroll bars, lower ride height, unique track-tuned alignment settings, revised bushings and jounce bumpers, cross-axis ball joints in the front suspension, and revised calibration controlling the MagneRide dampers. The lightweight wheels will be shod in Michelin’s top-shelf Pilot Sport Cup 2 high-performance tires with rubber compound and a construction unique to Shelby GT350R.

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