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When Ford debuted the Shelby GT350 Mustang at the LA Auto Show last year, we were told it'd have more than 500 horsepower and over 400 pound-feet of torque. And indeed it does; Ford confirmed today that its hot 'Stang will have 526 hp and 429 lb-ft.

Compared to the GT350's main rival, the Chevy Camaro Z/28, that's an increase of 21 hp, but a loss of 52 lb-ft. That said, this Mustang packs some serious prowess, especially in its most hardcore GT350R trim. It sounds pretty wicked, too. It's worth noting that both the standard GT350 and GT350R use the same engine, with the same output ratings.

Perhaps most impressive is the price point for the 2016 Shelby GT350. The standard car comes in at $47,870, while the GT350R will command $61,370 – a big drop over the Camaro Z/28 and it's $73,300 sticker price (including destination but not gas guzzler charges).

Ford confirmed the power output news at a media briefing today near its headquarters in Dearborn, MI. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2015/06/02/2016-ford-shelby-gt350-mustang-horsepower-torque-confirmed/

Sounds awesome in this video:
 

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This Mustang is all about value and smart pricing. Ford managed to develop one heck of a motor, without all the costly bits and manufacturing that the Z motor uses. Titanium rods and valves and completely CNC'd cylinder heads, for example, cost a fortune. The Ford motor uses nothing exotic for the 5.2L, and I believe the heads are complete cast without the expense of CNC. So obviously, the Z motor is nearly maxed out in terms of tricks of the trade, but not the Ford. Plenty of 'breathing' room there.
 

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Since the GT350 is making well over 500hp, I wonder if Ford plans to give the Mustang GT an extra boost to match the 2016 Camaro SS's 455hp.
 

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100HP per liter with no boost! It wasn't that long ago 1HP per cubic inch was unheard of!!
If you think bout it, the Taurus SHO from 26 years ago (1989) had way more than 1hp per cubic inch. It's 3.0 liter (2986 cc/ 182 cu in) V6 made 220hp.
Imagine Ford advertising the '89 SHO the old-school way... "The Taurus SHO with over 1hp per cubic inch". :D
 

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Is this a great country or what?:thumb: And it's a platform for flowing this technology down to other engines as well because it's not using exotic alloys or manufacturing techniques.
 

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^ &
now I'm thinking about a D6 Conti with this engine...

A large FPC engine will NEVER be suitably smooth for Continental use. NEVER, as in Mercury will make a comeback before you see a FPC engine in a true luxury car NEVER!
 
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