With the official unveiling of the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, we've learned that it has 540 horsepower, a 5.2 liter flat-crank V8, and an 8200 rpm redline. The best part is, all this supercar technology will be sitting on the same showroom floor as your second grade teacher's new Fiesta.
Is it excessive? Maybe. Is it over-engineered? Yes. Do we love it? Absolutely. Here's a clip from Ford that gives a little taste of what the GT350 will sound like:
We will have to wait until press cars are dolled out for a real taste of what this Shelby is going to sound like all-out at redline. But for now, we still resort to Nürburgring spy videos to quench our thirst for this red, white, and blue, sledgehammer.
As we continue to learn more about the new king of the Mustangs, it's going to be interesting to see how all this will translate onto the pavement. Will Ford's flagship pony car live up to the hype? Only time will tell.