Competes With: Chevy Camaro Z28
Looks Like: The new Mustang didn't wait long to get more power
Drivetrain: More than 500-hp, 5.2-liter V-8, rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual transmission
Hits Dealerships: 2015
When a new Mustang debuted last year, it was only a matter of time before the first high-performance variant showed up. The Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is that variant and it's a doozy. This is much more than just bolted-on, track-ready parts; it houses an all-new V-8 under the hood that is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever put into the muscle car.
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The star of this show is definitely the 5.2-liter V-8 engine, which is not the 5.0-liter we've grown familiar with over the past few years. This V-8 is what's called a flat-plane where the connecting rods attach to the crankshaft at 180 degree intervals instead of 90 degrees. It's a different approach and used in the European market.
But obviously the engine is not the only change.