We review the rare Ford Shelby GT350R. While it's still a Mustang, the car may finally unite German, Asian and American automotive enthusiasts. (BMW, Honda, Porsche, Chevy etc.)

After spending time on the track and on the street there is one thing that stood out about the GT350R, it was like knowing a loved one was on borrowed time, realizing it won't last long. High horsepower, high revving naturally aspirated V8 motors with a manual transmission are a dream these days, and soon to be a fairy tale. With emissions standards, fuel economy regulations the combo this car utilizes will be relegated to the exotic platforms soon.

SavageGeese Is:
Mr. Goose - Septic Tank Metallurgy Professional
Scott Turbowski - Honda Pro Jason Fan Club Owner
Jack Plopadopolus - Professional Driver and Asian

This review was made possible by TRI Industries.

Viewers can donate to win this car via a fundraiser for a local non profit company, all information available here:

tri-industries.tapkat.org/2016ShelbyGT350RDrawing/

Fundraiser Q&A:
automobilrevue.net/v/Y0ZyVzM2Ml9KQzg

Full Written Review:
www.savagegeese.com/reviews/ford-shelby-gt350r


0:00 - 1:15 INTRO
1:15 - 4:55 Exterior Overview
4:55 - 5:25 In the Shoppe with Turbowski
5:25 - 10:00 Aero, Cooling, Brakes and Suspension
10:00 - 11:00 Cost Cutting
11:00 - 12:55 Rear Suspension and Aero
13:00 - 15:21 Carbon Wheels, Tires and High Costs
15:21 - 18:25 Motor and Underhood
18:30 - 22:10 Track Impressions
22:10 - 29:19 Driving Impressions
22:19 - 35:00 Interior Impressions Pros and Cons
35:10 - 36:23 Final Thoughts
36:30 Fundraiser and GT350R Giveaway

Comments

    • Age and Treachery
      Age and Treachery

      My 1983 GT never squeaked or rattled, even with 230 k miles. Guess they don't make them like they used to. Of course, no longer making 175 hp Mustangs is probably a good thing.

      about 6 days ago
    • heffyg101
      heffyg101

      25:14 sums up the car in 5 seconds

      about 14 days ago
    • John Hetherington
      John Hetherington

      Thank god this era is nearly over another piece of crap from the usa

      about 16 days ago
    • Bob Bowie
      Bob Bowie

      the bottom of the car looks better than the top

      about 23 days ago
    • Max Nix
      Max Nix

      Quality parts on soap box derby chassis. I couldn't tolerate the onset of instant degradation.

      about 1 month ago
    • D.E.P H MC.
      D.E.P H MC.

      Geese messing with us with 2 driving scenes at once.

      about 1 month ago
    • hey bud
      hey bud

      I really like the music you use on the intro's. Its intense for some intense cars.

      about 1 month ago
    • James Cozza
      James Cozza

      I don’t get it, so we criticize it for not having more light weight performance orientation in mind. Then we complain that they put expensive carbon fiber wheels on it.

      about 1 month ago
    • daverreira
      daverreira

      You whine about the "interior quality", but then you're also grateful for the price point. Pick one, you can't have both

      about 1 month ago
    • daverreira
      daverreira In reply to daverreira

      +savagegeese Right, but the topic here is this Ford, not all Fords. My point is simply that, for a car at this level of performance, for $70k MSRP, it's unreasonable - even unfair - to expect a better interior. After all, this car's interior started life as a mid-level rental car, then Ford threw a bunch of amazing performance parts at it.

      about 1 month ago
    • savagegeese
      savagegeese In reply to daverreira

      Ford accross the board has some of the worst interiors.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bo McGillacutty
      Bo McGillacutty

      If it wasn't a little cheesy Americans wouldn't want it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Craig Encinitas
      Craig Encinitas In reply to Bo McGillacutty

      Bo McGillacutty This car feels how it should. I give it grace because of the panel gaps, cold engine ticking and other quirky road noises.

      about 18 days ago
    • Doug Harlow
      Doug Harlow

      Complaining about the interior in a $65k car based on a $30k car that performs like a $120k-$200k car is....silly. I've said the same thing about the Corvette for years. You want more nice? Go spend $100k+ for a 911. And get blown off the road. Since this was made, as the non-R has the trans cooler there really isn't a reason to get the R.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jeffrey Prusinski
      Jeffrey Prusinski

      This channel is great. Blows Demuro outta the water.

      about 1 month ago
    • Leon
      Leon

      chevy guy is gay and this car is the best

      about 1 month ago
    • riley dalisa
      riley dalisa

      got that fire mask on in the car but a short sleeve shirt lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Adams
      Richard Adams

      Just found your channel. Such fantastic and in-depth reviews offered no where else on YouTube that I've seen. Videography was soo good! The underbody and technical knowledge was top notch as well as totally unique in car reviews. Keep up the fantastic work and look forward to watching more!!!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Wil_Leighton
      Wil_Leighton

      Are the fenders wider in the gt350r and gt350 vs the mustang gt?

      about 2 months ago
    • Wil_Leighton
      Wil_Leighton In reply to Wil_Leighton

      +epsilon , actually the rear is the same. Just an optical illusion bc our cars are lowered and have wider rims

      about 18 days ago
    • epsilon
      epsilon In reply to Wil_Leighton

      Yes

      about 26 days ago
    • Timothy Clark
      Timothy Clark

      Great video Savage! I love all your in depth coverage. For me this is my aspirational car and is out of my league as far as what I can afford. I love the high reving natural aspiration and sound of this truly beautiful incredible car. This would be my choice over even the gt500! Thanks again for the great video.

      about 2 months ago
    • Kolton Nadermann
      Kolton Nadermann

      @savagegeese you are the only person on youtube I wish I could subscribe to, twice.

      about 2 months ago
    • richard stocks
      richard stocks

      Take a shot every time he says "actual" or "actually"

      about 2 months ago
    • John Smith
      John Smith

      The twerk team is going to be so disappointed.

      about 3 months ago
    • Taylor Rhodes
      Taylor Rhodes

      Turbowski's shirt. Lol.

      about 3 months ago
    • J P
      J P

      Most people cannot afford the insurance, let alone operating costs of this car. Tires alone could run 3k a summer. This is a 1% automobile.

      about 3 months ago
    • YAYBEATS
      YAYBEATS

      whats the song in the intro?

      about 3 months ago
    • YAYBEATS
      YAYBEATS In reply to YAYBEATS

      +savagegeese wow youre talented. im actually amazed

      about 3 months ago
    • savagegeese
      savagegeese In reply to YAYBEATS

      Self created has no title.

      about 3 months ago
    • CRAZY HORSEPOWER
      CRAZY HORSEPOWER

      All that engine work and Ford is not sure it will last this is a typical Ford product just build it and hope it works.
      All that bullshit 4 cams guarantee the timing chains will fail it is a over engineer car to keep up with Chevy Camaro.

      about 3 months ago
    • Hi There
      Hi There

      Collab w/ doug demuro

      about 3 months ago
    • andrew domenitz
      andrew domenitz

      Back in the day, I was lucky enough to get rides in a 427 Shelby Cobra and a 427 fuel injected Corvette when they came out new.
      The experience was hair-raising. Its been 50 yrs ago for me and I am lucky my hair is not still sticking straight up out of my head.
      We were all running really hot cars in the latter half of the 60s, up to when they killed it in 1973. After that, you had to do it yourself.
      All I can say is If you did not do it back then, the technology has allowed us to do it again. Go fast. Outrageously fast, but please realize that the original Shelby and Corvettes were about the price of a Cadillac then. The difference is that it was new then.

      about 3 months ago
    • J Moe
      J Moe

      I'm glad you touched on all the quality issues and didn't just focus on the amazing performance/engine/sweet Tremec/that exhaust note and the killer looks as so many reviewers do. It's no secret the formula Ford used to bring a world class performer to market at this price, they cut corners/cost everywhere that does not affect performance. While the interior materials are very poor I do think the ergonomics are excellent as is the Sync 3 although I'm surprised you didn't mention the blasphemy of having "Sync" stamped into the bezel of the shiftier instead of "Tremec".

      about 3 months ago
    • january161992
      january161992

      *30:18** funny*

      about 3 months ago
    • David Contreras
      David Contreras

      Your front splitter is not installed correctly.

      about 3 months ago
    • Patrick Bates
      Patrick Bates

      Most people can NOT afford this car.  Fact.

      about 3 months ago
    • Craig Encinitas
      Craig Encinitas In reply to Patrick Bates

      Patrick Bates
      Brand new, I agree.
      Low-mileage used one, doable.

      about 18 days ago