The Ford Shelby GT350R is a hardcore, track-focused variant of the Ford Shelby GT350.
The GT350R was unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. It sports various differences from the GT350 on which it is based, including carbon fiber wheels weighing approximately 15 lb (6.8 kg) less than the GT350's aluminum wheels, a larger front splitter, and a fixed rear wing, the latter two of which help improve downforce and bring the car's weight balance closer towards the rear. In addition, items like the AC system, stereo, trunk floorboard, carpeting, rear seats, and backup camera have been removed to save up to 130 lb (59 kg) from the GT350.
The GT350R's engine is the same 5.2 L (5,163 cc; 315.1 cu in) flat-plane crank Voodoo V8 engine from the GT350, with a total output of 526 hp (392 kW) and 429 ft·lb (582 N·m).
The GT350R is capable of 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 169 mph (272 km/h).
The Shelby GT350R appears as a high-end Class D car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1,121 (20 BPs)
- 1* rank: 1,442
- 2* rank: 1,810 (8 BPs)
- 3* rank: 2,179 (14 BPs)
- 4* rank: 2,548 (28 BPs)
The Shelby GT350R has average top speed, decent acceleration, and weak nitro efficiency. Usage in multiplayer is limited due to its mediocre performance.