Just a few days after being revealed, a couple examples of the brand new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R-C hit the track during IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at the well-known Watkins Glen racetrack.
Impressively, the GT350R-C wearing dark green racing stripes started on pole position for its racing debut. However, the race was ultimately won by Robin Liddell in his potent Chevrolet Camaro Z28.R.
Entered by Multimatic Motorsports, the GT350R-C can be distinguished from the brand new road car thanks to a range of new components. For starters, the independent suspension has been revised for the track while new sway bars and tweaked springs rates are also featured. Interestingly, no further technical details about the race car have been released.
With that being said, it will be installed with the 5.2-litre flat-plane crank V8 like the road car but it remains to be seen if it will be uprated or even slightly detuned for competition use.