The Shelby Mustang GT350R is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. With it’s amazing V8 engine and track focus, it’s the sort of car that we’ve wanted for ages. But does it deserve the same name as the 1960s original? We found out.

We took an original 1965 GT350 to meet the brand new GT350R and see just how the two compared. Besides just gratuitous photos of the two together, we were reminded of how raw the original was.

Is the new car a worthy successor? Lets find out.

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