Yes, the motor in this Shelby GT350 is a jewel and it posts some big numbers – 526 horsepower at 7500 RPM and 429 pounds of torque at 4750. This motor is something that belongs more in an Italian exotic than an American pony car. Is the rest of this Mustang worthy of its flat plane crank engine?
2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang
Base Price: $62,599
As Tested: $72,699
Notable Options: Technology package, $9,400; Racing stripes, $600 (yes, Ford calls them “racing stripes)
Drivetrain: 5.2-litre V8 cylinder engine, 526 horsepower at 7,500 RPM, 429 lb-ft at 4,750 RPM, 6-speed manual transmission, rear wheel drive
Performance: Zero to 100 km/h in well under five seconds and a tops out at around 280 km/h
VVUZZ Says: Due to its engine, it’s probably the most unique pony car today, but we think it appeals most to Mustang fans
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