Watch the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Lap VIR

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford is showing off just how track-ready the all-new 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 is.

It is being reported that the Shelby GT350 will pack over 520 hp from its 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft. While the American automaker hasn’t released exact specifications and figures on the new sports car, Ford Performance has released a video of it taking a leisurely lap around Virginia International Raceway.

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From bumper to bumper, the Shelby GT350 Mustang packs several improvements over the standard production Mustang including a stiffened chassis, staggered 19-inch wheels and a hardcore braking system. Naturally there’s an upgraded suspension setup that not only brings the GT350 lower to the ground, but Ford’s use of MagneRide dampers help continuously adjust the stiffness every 10 milliseconds.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Mark S Mark S on Apr 15, 2015

    Sounds awesome - wish we had more car sound and less music.

  • Craig Cole Craig Cole on Apr 16, 2015

    That thing HOWLS like a banshee! It's a shame the music obscures the engine noise ...

    • Mark S Mark S on Apr 16, 2015

      That flat plane crank was a great R&D investment - high revving for great driving fun, but also that sound will cause folks to dip their toe into the go fast pedal.