Ford finally announced the official power output figures for the new Shelby GT350 Mustang which is powered by an all-new 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 engine. According to this info the car is packing 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque.
So the early speculations were for the most part true. Shelby GT350 Mustang has more than 520 horses which means the engine makes 102 horsepower per liter, which makes it the most power-dense and the most powerful naturally aspirated road-going engine in Ford history. It also means the GT350 is going to be pretty damn quick.
The only available gearbox for this engine in the Shelby GT350 Mustang is a Tremec TR-3160 six-speed manual which is tuned specifically to work with this engine featuring a lightweight, die-cast aluminum case and clutch housing for increased overall powertrain stiffness. Other exclusive features of the 5.2 liter unit include hollow-stem intake valves and sodium-filled exhaust valves, and a single, fast-acting 87-millimeter throttle body.
All of this makes us think what will the next Shelby GT500 be like. It is going to be an absolute monster.
“A new Mustang as exceptional as the Shelby GT350 deserves an equally extraordinary engine,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance. “The all-new naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V8 perfectly fits the balanced dynamics of the Shelby GT350, and we believe this new engine will become a performance legend.”Shelby GT350 Mustang Rated at 526 Horsepower,