Ford won’t quit tweaking the Shelby GT350R, which is now in its sixth model year. But, hey, it’s better than ever.
We’ve already told you about the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R’s revised steering geometry, which uses a revised front steering knuckle to increase caster trail and improve steering confidence and precision, but that was before we’d driven it. We’ve now driven two cars with the revised geometry and can say confidently that one of the Shelby’s significant problems—a tendency to stubbornly follow road ruts on uneven roads—is much improved. On smooth surfaces, like the M1 Concourse track where we sampled the revised GT350R last week, the difference is smaller. And, in fact, in slow corners the steering didn’t always telegraph understeer as quickly as we’d like. It’s hard to say if the revised geometry is the culprit there or if, perhaps, our overeager right foot is to blame.
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