It has emerged that the upcoming 2016 Ford Mustang GT350 is set to use a 5.2-litre V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft.
The information comes thanks to Mustang6G who discovered that in a Ford listing for replacement brake master cylinders and interior quarter panels, a Mustang variant with a 5.2-litre V8 is noted. This is interesting because the 2015 Mustang GT is currently only available with a 2.3-litre EcoBoost, a 3.7-litre V6 and a 5.0-litre V8. The new 5.2-litre is reportedly codenamed Voodoo.
Visually, 2016 Mustang GT350 prototypes have been spotted with revised and more aggressive front bumpers and splitters, new wheels as well as Recaro sports seats. Also, there have been large quad-exhaust pipes, a new rear diffuser and carbon ceramic brakes present.
The current Mustang GT delivers 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque from its 5.0-litre V8. However, when the Mustang GT350 hits the market, we expect it to produce significantly more while also weighing less.
[Via Auto Guide]