In evolutionary terms, independent rear suspension is to cars what the opposable thumb is to humans. It’s that important. As you’re probably aware, the sixth generation Mustang has finally ditched the solid rear axle (the fourth generation SVT Cobra had IRS too, but let’s avoid getting too pedantic), but Ford isn’t stopping there. The upcoming 2016 Mustang GT350 and GT350R will get a host of chassis upgrades over the base model, including the exact same MagneRide dampers found on Ferraris.
We already know the GT350 will be an absolute beast, and the lighter, faster GT350R even more so. Both will get a new 5.2-liter, flat-plane crank V-8 that puts down over 500 horsepower and more than 400 pound-feet of torque to the rears through a Tremac six-speed manual. That combined with its wider stance and functional aero enhancements means it will be the fastest road-going Mustang ever built. So, let’s take a deeper dive into how the chassis will manage all that fury.
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Shelby GT350 And GT350R Will Offer Mustang-First MagneRide Dampers originally appeared on topspeed.com on Friday, 8 May 2015 15:00 EST.