How Powerful Is The New Shelby GT350 And GT350R Mustang? We Have The Answer

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Look out Camaro Z/28.

When it debuted last November at the LA Auto Show, Ford didn't release exact power output specs of its new Shelby GT350 Mustang. The same deal also went for the more track-focused GT350R during its reveal at Detroit. Powered by an also brand-spanking new 5.2-liter flat-plane-frank V8, Ford only said to expect output to be more than 500 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque for both versions. But today we finally have the exact numbers.

Ford has just announced that the 2016 Shelby GT350 and GT350R will have a total of 526 hp at 7,500 rpm and 429 lb-ft of torque at 4,750 rpm. Do the math and you'll see that's 102 hp per liter, making this engine the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 Ford has ever built. Compared to the Camaro Z/28, the GT350 and GT350R have an additional 21 hp, but have 52 lb-ft less torque. As we also previously reported, the Shelby GT350 will have a base price of $47,870 while the GT350R will go for $61,370. Considering the total output, that's one helluva deal. Only in America.

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