2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe

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2020 MODEL
$59,140 - $67,135

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 26, 2019


A legendary Muscle Car synonymous with Performance and America, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is back with some updates and upgrades for 2020. First brought into mainstream production in 2005 and developed with Inputs from the legendary Late Caroll Shelby, the 2020 Shelby GT350 is the answer from the Dearborn-based manufacturer to the likes of the Chevy Camaro ZL1, Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 and the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Available in 2 Trims-GT350 and the GT350R, the Mustangs have very few differences separating the 2, other than the addition of a few performance features and seating for just 2 in the GT350R. Both the trims come priced at $59,140 and $67,135 respectively.

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Pros

Astounding Handling

Monstrous Performance from the V8

Surprisingly High MPG Figures

Intuitive SYNC 3 Infotainment System

Cons

Compromises in Rear Seat Space

Cockpit feels built to a cost

What's New?

Updated ABS, Stability Control and Steering

New Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires

New Rear Spoiler with New Gurney Flaps

Optional 12 Speaker B&O Stereo


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$59140

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

315 cu.in.

horsepower

526 hp @ 7500 rpm

torque

429 lbs.-ft @ 4750 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.3/63.7

dimensions

wheelbase

107.1 in.

length

189.6 in.

width

75.9 in.

height

54.2 in.

curb weight

3760 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

84.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

13.5 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/21 mpg

highway range

336 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

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Ingot Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Interior

8.0

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Base

Base

power
526 hp @ 7500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
16 combined

$59,140


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $59,140 MSRP (14/16/21) 526 hp @ 7500 rpm, 5.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe R

R

power
526 hp @ 7500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
16 combined

$67,135


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R 2dr Coupe (5.2L 8cyl 6M) Starting at $67,135 MSRP (14/16/21) 526 hp @ 7500 rpm, 5.2 L, V-8, premium unleaded (recommended)
6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

8.7

Overall Rating


The Most Selling Sports Coupe in the World, the Ford Mustang, caters toa lot of audiences with its wide range of iterations. One of the most powerful offerings from Ford in this line is the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Developed by Caroll Shelby and Ford Combined, the Shelby GT350 is the most powerful Coupe in Ford's lineup for 2020. Available in 2 trims-GT350 and GT350R, the Shelby comes powered by a 5.2L Ti-VCT motor that generates 526hp and 429lbs.-ft. of torque. Prices for both the trims have been listed at $59,140 and $67,135 respectively.

What hasn't changed from 2018 is the engine, as the 2020 Ford Mustang GT350 continues to come powered by a 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 motor that punches out 526hp and 429 lbs.-ft. of torque. The TREMEC 6 Speed Manual Transmission does duty in the 2020 GT 350 and offers a crisp feel while driving.


 
 
 

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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Features

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is available in 2 trims-GT350 and GT350R. Both come powered by the same motor but the GT350R is lower in height than the GT350 and can seat only 2. The GT350R also adds a few performance upgrades over the GT350 as well, making it a meaner and faster alternative that is well worth the extra 8 grand.

Trim

Shelby GT350

Shelby GT 350R

MSRP

$59,140

$67,135

Key Features

Auto On/Off HID Headlights with LED Lighting and Taillights

Adds/Upgrades from Shelby GT350

 

RECARO Sport Seats

19 Carbon Fiber Wheels with Red Callipers

 

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires

 

Dual Exhausts with Quad Tips and Electronic Valves

Carbon Fiber Rear Wing

 

SYNC 3 Enabled 9 Speaker Audio System

Large Front Splitter

We Recommend

Unless you are keen on getting a track-ready car and want to beat your previous lap times, the Standard GT350 makes for a good value-for-money proposition on the whole.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Engine and Performance

"Ford has every right to be proud of this car. It's well-rounded, well-mannered and well-equipped enough to handle most anything you want it to."- Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

Deriving its power from a 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 motor with Ford's Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing tech, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is no slouch in terms of power and performance. The naturally aspirated V8 motor generates a thumping noise while pushing you back on to your seats, the moment you step on the gas hard.

What complements this superb setup is Tremec 6 Speed Manual Transmission with 3.73 TORSEN limited-slip axle that allows for seamless shifts and little loss of power. Ford has also supplied the Motor of the Shelby with an Engine Oil Cooler, Differential Cooler, and a Transmission Cooler for giving you the best performance without stopping you for cooling down the driveshaft.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT350R Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

MSRP

$61,435

$64,695

$62,190

$69,745

Engine

5.2L Ti-VCT V8

6.2L Supercharged V8

6.2L Supercharged Hemi V8

4.0L turbocharged 8-cylinder

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

6 Speed Manual

6 Speed Manual

9-Speed Automatic

Power(hp)

526

650

717

469

Torque(lbs.-ft.)

429

650

656

479

Speaking of rivals, the Dodge SRT Hellcat is the most powerful among the lot, generating over 700 horses and 650 lbs.-ft. of torque from its massive Hemi V8. Following closely is the Chevy Camaro ZL1 with its 650 horses and the same torque. The Ford comes third in this list and the Merc comes in the last with a comparatively paltry 469 horsepower but its SpeedShift transmission gives the TREMEC a run for its money.

Acceleration

The Ford Mustang GT350 is the most powerful car in Ford's lineup for 2020 and the acceleration figures are one of the reasons for this upgrade in the powertrain. The Mustang does the 0-60 run in under 4 seconds now and demolishes the quarter-mile in around 12 seconds.

Models

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

0-60 MPH

3.9*

3.5

3.6

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

12.2

11.4

11.8

11.8 sec

Engine

5.2L Ti-VCT V8

6.2L Supercharged V8

6.2L Supercharged Hemi V8

4.0L turbocharged 8-cylinder

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

13.21

13.11

14.92

10.58

*Figures used are for the GT 350R. 4.1 seconds for the GT350 Coupe

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, despite being less on power than the SRT Hellcat, is the faster of the two due to its lower weight. The Merc edges out the Ford in the Quarter mile dash but loses to it in the 0-60 run.

Ride and Handling

In addition to having a track-ready performance, the latest iteration of the Shelby GT350 is appealing for daily commuting. Excellent braking, power-packed steering, and persistent grip allow for an unrivaled driving experience. The Shelby GT350 comes with MagneRide adaptive dampers as a standard feature. Three modes, namely Normal, Sport and Comfort, are there to switch between power-packed, balanced and comfortable driving settings.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 packs a powerful chassis. Moreover, the electrically assisted steering offers good feedback. The tactile helm offers excellent performance at any speed on smooth surfaces. However, it may become unpredictable on uneven and harsh surfaces.

Braking

The Big Rotors of the Mustang GT350 and the Six-Piston Brembo Front and 4 Piston Brembo's on the rear allows the GT 350 to stop from 60-0 in an astonishing 96ft. What supports the cause is the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that add to the grip of the Coupe and inspires confidence while driving.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

Brake Front(in)

15.5

15.35

15.4

15.4

Brake Rear(in)

14.9

14.4

15.4

14.2

Curb weight(lbs)

3805*

3883

4429

4109

60-0 MPH (ft.)

96

107

105

106

*3720lbs. For GT 350R

In terms of rivals, the Dodge, Merc and the Chevy are separated by a very small margin with the Merc leading the pack, followed by the other 2 in the same order.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Fuel Economy

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, isn't just impressive on performance but in terms of gas mileage as well. The 16 mpg overall gas mileage figure ranks as one the best in the segment. The Ford's best figures come on the highway where it shells out an impressive 21 mpg.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

MPG (city)

14

14

13

17

MPG (highway)

21

20

21

26

MPG (combined)

16

16

16

20

While the rivals of the Shelby are at par with it, the Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG stands at the top of the peak in terms of mpg figures. With an astonishing 20 mpg of overall gas mileage, the Merc stands apart in terms of gas efficiency figures.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Interior

8.0/10

"Thankfully the GT350 doesn't deviate too much from the standard Mustang's interior layout"- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Despite being a performance-oriented Coupe, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 can act as a daily driver. The RECARO Seats enhance the feeling of sportiness in the cabin and the split-folding 50/50 rear seats, adds to the practicality quotient. We do however are critical of Ford's high use of plastics on the dashboard that makes the GT look cheap for the price it's being sold at.

The interiors have average space inside them, especially the front seats and can accommodate people of all shapes and sizes. The rear seats, however, can't accommodate adults and are best suited to toddlers or children.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

Passenger capacity

4*

5

5

5

Front(Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in.)

37.6/56.3/44.5

36.6/55.5/42.7

39.3/58.5/42.0

38.8/54.8/42.0

Rear(Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(in.)

34.8/52.2/30.6

33.5/50.3/29.9

37.1/53.9/33.1

35.6/51.7/32.0

*2 Seats in the GT 350R

While rivals have similar dimensions when compared to the Ford, the SRT Hellcat edges out the Ford on this respect. The SRT is the most spacious of the entire lot and can be best matched by its German adversary- The Mercedes Benz AMG C 63. The Chevy is the most cramped of the lot and is the least comfortable for people.

Infotainment System

  • 9-speaker audio system with amplifier
  • Ford Pass Connect
  • Track Apps
  • Grey Accented Instrument Cluster
  • 8-inch SYNC3 Touchscreen with Sirius XM Radio, Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • Rearview Camera

Interior Features

  • Dual-Zone Electronic Air Temperature Control
  • Aluminum Foot Pedals
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • intelligent Access with push Button Start
  • One touch up/down power windows
  • 2 powerpoints
  • RECARO Sport Seats
  • Leather/Alcantara wrapped Steering wheel with Shelby Red Stitching

Cargo Capacity

Pointing to the GT350's daily driver features is the cargo capacity of the coupe. With over 13.5 cu.ft. of storage space on offer, the Ford is high on the practicality front with its high storage space. What strengthens Ford's cause is the 50/50 split-folding seats that enhance the cargo space when needed.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

Volume (ft.cube)

13.5

9.1

16.2

10.5

The Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the least practical Coupe of the lot in terms of the Cargo Capacity on offer while the Big dimensions of the SRT Hellcat, enables it to gulp in the most cargo. The Merc saves itself from being the last of this list by offering a slightly higher space than the Camaro.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Exterior

"Gone is the bulkiness of the previous design, replaced with a lower, wider-looking car that, from most angles, is beautiful." - Kelley Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Speaking of Dimensions and Weights, the Shelby GT350 is similar to the stock Mustang in a number of ways. A few differences are notable owing to a sports-tuned suspension and upgraded exterior. The ground clearance is lower than any regular Mustang. You also get a wider track width and an extended rear end due to the changed fascia. The heavier engine adds to the overall weight of the car, making the GT350 60 pounds heavier than the GT Fastback.

Model

Mustang Shelby GT 350 Coupe

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Coupe

Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

Curb weight(lbs)

3760

3883

4429

4109

Length(in)

189.6

190.2

197.5

187.1

Width(in)

75.9

75.0

75.7

73.9

Height(in)

54.2*

52.9

57.0

55.2

Ground clearance(in)

N/A

3.5

4.5

4.0

Wheelbase(in)

107.1

110.7

116.2

111.8

*53.6 inches for GT 350R

Compared to its adversaries, the GT350 ranks in the middle among them all. The Challenger SRT Hellcat is the longest and tallest coupe of the lot. The Ford edges the SRT in width and weight as its the lightest and widest of the lot as well. The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sits the lowest with a ground clearance of just 3.5 inches.

Exterior Features

  • Carbon Fiber Rear Wing
  • Auto On/Off HID Headlights with LED Signature Lighting
  • LED Sequential Taillights
  • Hood Vents
  • 19 Carbon Fiber Wheels
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Blind Spot Integrated Mirrors

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Safety

After a series of poor ratings in crash tests conducted by Global NCAP, NHTSA, and IIHS, Ford has upped the ante and introduced a slew of safety enhancements in the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350. With a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and a series of good ratings from the IIHS, the 2020 Ford Mustang is surely a much safer coupe than its previous-gen models. It also helps that a lot of advanced safety features and driver aids come standard on the Shelby GT350, making it one of the safest muscle cars to drive on American roads.

Safety Features

  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Dusk Sensing Headlamps
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Traction Control
  • Auto Delay Off Headlamps
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • 2 Rear Headrests
  • Stability Control
  • 2 Front Headrests

NHTSA Crash Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

5 Star

Front Driver Side

5 Star

Front Passenger-side

5 Star

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

5 Star

Side Barrier (Driver)

5 Star

Overall side Pole Star Rating

5 Star

Rollover Star rating

5 Star

IIHS Reports

Crash Worthiness

Small overlap front driver side

Acceptable

Small overlap front Passenger side

----

Moderate overlap front

Good

Roof strength

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Competition

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 vs. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe

The Arch Rival of the Mustang, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 coupe packs in a whole lot of power and punch from its Corvette-sourced V8 motor. The Camaro is a proper race car with high-tech equipment and loads of power on offer. The Ford, on the other hand, offers track like performance and practicality hand in hand. The Ford offers higher cargo space, interior room and mpg figures than the Camaro and is cheaper than the Camaro by almost $3,000. If a track-focused car is your preference, the Camaro should be the vehicle of choice but for everything else, the Mustang will suit the bill well.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 vs. Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat changes the definition of muscle cars in a lot of ways. With over 700 hp on offer at the price of an executive German saloon, the 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is truly the Big Daddy of all muscle cars in terms of numbers for now. It is good on space on the inside and is practical as well. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, on the other hand, is a proper track-focused car that balances power and handling beautifully. The Mustang handles well on track and on city roads. It is economical to run as well. The $7,000 gap between the Mustang and Dodge also tilts things in favor of the Ford on the whole. If you're considering a dragster, the Dodge Challenger is a better pick for sure.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG C-63

While it's not entirely justified to compare the Merc with the Ford, we do think that the Merc has its own set of pros against the most powerful Mustang of 2020. Despite being slightly underpowered than the Ford, the Merc impresses with its solid build quality, a superb set of features, and a comfortable cabin on offer. It can't be matched by any other car in this segment in terms of the luxury that it offers for the price. The Ford on the other hand is a more performance-focused car that is set to beat lap times around a track. All-in-all, if you want a well-built car that will stand the test of time and will be comfortable on a daily basis, the Merc should be your choice. But if you are tight on budget and can't compromise on performance, while being able to drive the coupe on a daily basis, there is still no match to the Mustang Shelby GT350.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe Final Verdict

With all the limelight on the 2020 Ford Mustang GT500, Ford's decision of persisting with the Shelby GT350 is a sign of good things for performance enthusiasts and purists alike. The GT350 takes a step forward in terms of the performance that the Mustangs have offered in the past. It couples breathtaking performance with great efficiency, making it one of the best daily drivers in the performance coupe segment. Sure, it can't match the luxuries of a Merc or the power of a Dodge but as an overall package, you can't go wrong with the Shelby that gets you the best of both.

FAQs

How fast is the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350?

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 can reach 60 mph from a standstill in 4.1 seconds. The GT350R reduces that time to 3.9 seconds. Both cars have an electronically limited top speed of 180 mph.

Does the Shelby GT350 have rev-matching?

No. The 6-speed manual transmission does not come with rev-matching. It is a prominent feature present in the Ford Mustang GT Fastback, though.

Does the Shelby GT350 come with a supercharger?

No. The 5.2L V8 that is present in the GT350 and the GT350R is naturally aspirated.

Where is the Shelby Mustang GT350 manufactured?

While the parts are brought in from a number of sources, every trim of the 2020 Ford Mustang lineup, including the GT350, is manufactured in Ford's Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.