2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang launched

Beneath the bonnet of the new 2015 Shelby GT350 sits Ford’s most powerful normally-aspirated production engine ever. A 5.2 litre V8, it produces more than 500 horsepower (370 kW) with around 540 Nm (400 lb/ft) of peak torque.

Helping to achieve that output are numerous modifications such as the reworked cylinder heads and valve gear. Furthermore a motorsport-inspired flat-plane crankshaft is fitted, which allows the firing order to alternate between both cylinder banks.

Shelby GT350 (2015) Front Side

Completing the drivetrain is a six-speed manual transmission and Torsen limited-slip differential. Although performance figures have yet to be released, Ford has confirmed that five different modes are available for the driver control system.

Chassis upgrades comprise a wider front track, recalibrated springs, a reduced ride height and continuously variable MagneRide dampers. Braking meanwhile is taken care of by cross-drilled iron discs that have been paired with Brembo calipers.

A completely redesigned front end, 19” alloy wheels shod with bespoke Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres and a subtle rear lip spoiler visually identify the GT350. Inside, a suitably sporty vibe is provided by Recaro front seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

Whether or not the Shelby GT350 ends up being produced in right-hand drive form remains to be seen, but for now the prospect is extremely unlikely.

Shelby GT350 (2015) InteriorShelby GT350 (2015) Rear Side

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