The New Shelby GT350 Is Unbelievably Good


The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 features a 5.2L flatplane V8 engine producing 526 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque. The car features significant performance upgrades over the GT Mustang, and is essentially ready for the track right out the door.

The improvements to the GT350 certainly aren’t limited to the engine. There’s new aero work for enhanced cooling beneath the car, as well as a rear differential cooler for the TORSEN limited slip diff at the back. Keeping the cooler at the rear of the car means shorter coolant routing, saving weight and complexity. There’s also extensive use of aluminum in the suspension, and surprisingly the base GT350 only weighs 55 lbs heavier than the base GT Mustang. Another first for the Mustang, the 350 makes use of a magnetic suspension, with damping alterations which can be made at any corner ever 7 milliseconds. Massive brakes, wide tires, and a stiff chassis finish it all out.

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