With "more than 500 horsepower" on tap and an array of race-bred parts, the 2016 Shelby GT350 is arguably the most anticipated muscle car based on the sixth-generation Mustang. What most enthusiasts may forget though, is that the GT350 is far from being the most powerful iteration of FoMoCo’s newly redesigned pony car. The privilege of being the most powerful sixth-gen Mustang goes out to the Shelby GT, which has 627 horses in its mildest form. The output goes well beyond 700 horsepower with the optional performance upgrade, while Ford Racing half-shafts, upgraded shocks, springs and sway bars, and performance Wilwood front brakes keep the coupe on its best behavior.

Responsible for all that power is Ford’s tried-and-true 5.0-liter, Coyote V-8 engine and the supercharger on it. Yup, it’s the first factory-built, supercharged fifth-gen Mustang and Ford’s main competitor for the wild, 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. Making the Shelby GT that much more desirable is its piercing exhaust sound, enhanced by the Borla exhaust system that comes standard. But you don’t have to take my word for it, all you need to do is crank up the volume of your speakers and watch the five-minute video above. It includes footage of the 2015 Shelby GT being tested at the track and plenty of action for your daily V-8 fix.

It’s also the first actual video of the new Shelby GT and likely the last until the first production units meet their lucky owners.

Shelby GT

2015 Shelby GT High Resolution Exterior
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Read more about the 2015 Shelby GT in our full review here.

Source: beauackx

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