Sure, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 produces the kind of grunt once reserved for hypercars, but if we were in the market for a Mustang, we’d go with the GT350 or GT350R – and this video showcases exactly why.
There are many things that make the GT350 special, the most significant of which is its use of a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 that uses a flat-plane crank. Thanks to this, the V8 revs through to an extraordinary 8,250 rpm and produces a cacophony unlike any other Mustang to come before it. With 526 hp and 429 lb-ft (582 Nm), the engine also offers more than enough performance for the street.
This clip from Winding Road Magazine takes us on a POV drivethrough the canyon roads of what look like California. As the clip was recorded with binaural microphones, we recommend watching it with headphones on to enjoy the screaming engine in all its glory.
Despite how popular the GT350 proved to be, Ford recently made the decision to discontinue it, effectively replacing it with the Mustang Mach 1, a car that, while impressive, uses a far tamer 5.0-liter V8 with 480 hp.
It’s a shame that you can no longer go into a Ford dealership and order a new GT350. However, a look through the classifieds shows that there are many for sale throughout the United States, with low-mileage examples typically costing about $50,000.