Watch a Ford Shelby GT350 R Mustang Lap Laguna Seca
Last week was the first of the track day events surrounding the launch of the new Shelby GT350 and GT350 R Mustang. The first occurred at the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Lots of journalists were on hand to drive the new track beast, and many of them recorded their laps. This video comes from our friends at Jalopnik, who shared their lap as part of their Neat Stuff in Cool Cars series.
The beauty of this video is that it’s just a couple minutes of straight up GT350 R track porn. The driver doesn’t speak during his lap, and there’s no voiceover commentary talking about the car. Also, thankfully, there’s no background music either. Some could definitely learn from the example Jalopnik set here.
The flat plane crankshaft V8 in the Shelby sounds great. Because it has an 8,250 RPM redline, you don’t really have to shift much on the racetrack. But that’ll be great for setting fast lap times.
What do you think? Are you excited for the new Shelby GT350 and GT350 R Mustangs? Let us know over in the forums!