Road & Track Names Shelby GT350R Performance Car of the YearNovember 10th, 2015
The Shelby GT350 and its racier brother the GT350R are two of the hottest performance cars that Ford has ever produced. Each year, Road & Track conducts a big test to determine which performance car is the best of the bunch. This year, the GT350R was named 2016 Performance Car of the Year.
There were seven other cars in the running for the title. The contenders included some very heavy hitters with the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, 2016 Chevrolet Z06, 2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB, 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S, and the 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4. Talk about heady competition.
With a base price of $63,495(USD), the GT350R was also the least expensive car they tested. You can check out the full shootout over at Road & Track.