Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang thrashes Camaro Z28’s ‘Ring laptime

Shelby’s tuned Mustang has lapped the Nordshleife in 7min 32.19sec

Shelby has thrown a punch at arch-rival Chevrolet on the European continent, by lapping the Nuburgring in a reported 7min 32.19sec in its GT350R Mustang. That’s more than 5sec faster than the Chevrolet Camaro Z28’s 7min 37.47sec, and just 0.8sec off Pagani’s V12 Zonda F

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The GT350R is far more than just a fettled with GT350 ‘Stang, instead receiving a long list of modifications to give it a hardcore track-focused stance. A 58kg weight saving  - largely thanks to losing rear seats and bulky non-essentials like aircon – is accompanied by magnetic ride suspension and extra power from its 5.2-litre V8.

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More than 500bhp has reportedly been squeezed from the flat-plane crank unit, with power sent through a Torsen limited-slip diff to substantially improve traction. This should certainly give the 2016 GT350R the grunt and poise to attack the twists and turns of Germany's Green Hell.

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