Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang is literally one of the most wanted cars in the world that also played a very important part in the Need for Speed game and movie. The new model year vehicle was said to be powered by Ford's 5.2-liter V8 petrol unit, producing 500 horsepower (368 kW) and 542 Nm (400 lb-ft) of peak torque. However, we have more recent news on that confirming that the emblematic pony car will be capable of even more.
At yesterday's Texas World Speedway, Jim Owens, who is Shelby's boss brand manager, announced in front of selected public (in the form of Q&A) that the GT350 Mustang will generate even more than 520 hp! In addition to this, he also confirmed that the car will have a "redline" of 8250 rpm and will be above 100 hp per liter.
The next thing announced was that the vehicle will be available later this year. Owens actually clarified that the GT350 Mustang will be available in the fourth quarter. So here is a little bit of speculation of the possibility of calling the car a 2016 model year.
The expected marketing, meaning the events that are to show the muscle car for real, is going to happen at Sebring, Leguna Seca, Road America, Watkins Glen, and more. This will actually be something as a preparation for the future GT350S Mustang race car, which was also confirmed by Owens.
If you want to know more details on what Shelby is up to, you can hear the full Q&A here: