The brand new 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R just celebrated its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015. As we reported prior to the event, Ben Collins, formally known as Top Gear’s The Stig, was behind the wheel of the most track-oriented road-legal Mustang variant ever.
Collins was driving a bright red example and while a dedicated flying lap wasn’t set, Collins did show just how ferociously fast the latest Mustang variation is. To really get the crowds excited, he performed a truly crazy burnout at the start. From there, the roar of the GT350R’s naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre flat-plane crank V8 engine took over throughout the entire run.
This engine just so happens to be the most power dense and powerful naturally aspirated road engine ever produced by Ford. It delivers a total of 526 hp and 429 lb-ft of torque. That horsepower figure means that this engine delivers 102 hp per litre of displacement. Peak power is reached at 7500 rpm while maximum torque is found at a lower 4750 rpm. Interestingly, 90 per cent of torque is available from 3450 rpm to 7000 rpm.
It is currently unclear if the GT350R or its lesser GT350 counterpart will ever be offered for sale in Europe.