Motor Trend Drives The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: Video
The 2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 is a whole different animal in comparison to a regular Mustang GT. With a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V-8, the car puts out a whopping 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque – all pushed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. That’s right, you actually have to press a clutch and move a shifter to get the car into gear. The 5.2-liter engine is naturally aspirated and has a redline of 8,200 rpm. It really is an amazing machine, and Motor Trend has made a video to show us just that.
With a curb weight of 3,781 pounds, the GT350 was able to hit 60 mph in 4.1-seconds and it stopped from 60 mph in just 102 feet. On the skid pad, it was able to pull 1G, and it completed a figure-eight run in 24.2 seconds with an average of 0.82 Gs. Finally, it hit the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at 117.8 mph. This is all great news for the new muscle car, but it’s not all about the numbers. Take the time to watch the video and see how it performs on the road and around Chuckwalla Valley Raceway with Randy Pobst behind the wheel. Motor Trend didn’t have any other cars to compare the 350GT’s results to, so they brought it a Dodge Charger Pursuit. You’ll have to watch the video to see the end result. Enjoy!