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2020 GT500 Mustang Chassis Technology Coming to a GT350R Near You

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  1. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine BANNED for a Month. No more games Established Member

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    Hmmm wonder if they will offer stripped out version with dct......




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    That would be awesome.
     
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    IMO, the GT350R is the best looking Mustang to date.
     
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    I’m liking it.
     
  5. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    My gut tells me those steering "updates" are actually going to cripple the GT350R... on purpose to put more track distance between it and the GT500 HP/CFTP. I'm very curious to see same day track differences between a previous car and one with these updates.
     
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    Why would you think they would cripple it
     
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    Exactly as I said, to put more distance between the R and the GT500 on track. Being upwards of 600 lbs heavier, there's no way the GT500 corners better than the GT350R. Even those much larger and heavier front brake calipers and rotors would make the GT500 not turn in as well. Also to repeat, I'd like to see a head to head of a '15-'19 R vs a '20 R. If the '20 R steers better, then I'll eat crow.
     
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    because he owns one and is field testing excuses
     
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    Don't start with the bullshit.
     
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    LOL me your the one shoveling.....prepare your crow feast
     
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    I’m hard pressed to see where better front end feel or confidence brought on by a more recent knuckle set up would do anything but benefit it.

    Also this is the respective top tier of its trim line but still will have a shadow cast over it by the GT500 simply due to what the consumer wants most....top dog power. The GT350R is a machine made for the track, but it’s nothing to the capability of what the GT500 will offer. Think Porsche GT3 and GT2 respective buyers for each platform.
     
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    I totally get that and have been saying something similar for years. The thing is, just like I'm saying with the R versus GT500, many Porsche owners say the GT3 is the better driving/driver's car even though the GT2 is much faster. I believe the same will hold true with the top Mustangs. That said, what's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander. Just because the GT500 has a steering setup designed specifically for it doesn't mean that same setup is good for the R. Being good enough to handle all that front end weight on the GT500 might make it too twitchy/darty for the R. To combat that, some adjustments probably had/have to be made elsewhere in the R's setup; and not necessarily for the better overall.
     
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    Just shaking my head at this reasoning. You can’t be serious?
    Ford Performance updated and improved the GT350 and 350R simply to give a better product. They’ve learned a ton racing the S550 chassis and in development of the GT500. Some of that has been used to improve a 350/350R package that debuted in 2015!
    To think there’s an agenda to handicap the flat plane cars just to make the 500 look better is laughable.
    -J
     
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    Meh, I have to go with the belief that this will make the GT350 even better, and perhaps the reason Ford hasn't put it up on their configurator.
     

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