Hot on the heels of its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 last weekend, Ford Europe recently put its potent Mustang Shelby GT350R up on display in central London.
Despite being under strict instructions to not start up the American muscle car, Ford decided to rev the life out of the 5.2-litre V8 engine to see if Europeans are ready for such a brash, outlandish and characteristically American car. Unsurprisingly, the roaring engine scared many locals!
The Mustang GT350R’s 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.