526 horsepower (dyno verified) with a flat plane crank, 8200 rpm rev limiter, Magnetorheological suspension, proper seats, stonkingly good performance tires, and so on. All for <$50,000.
GT350 engine performance and character is a given, but turns out it’s not all V8 rumble and no handling. In the Motor Trend test video below the GT350 matches the BMW M4 for time around the figure eight.
Not at all to disparage the GT350’s advanced suspension, but no doubt the monstrous 295 front and 305 rear Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires have much to do with that. You can pull 0.9 g in a horse carriage with that tire setup (test video forthcoming).
(Yes, we know the M4 is equipped with the same tires.)
The GT350 and the even more awesome-er GT350r are the latest in a growing group of track-prepped, macho, unapologetic American performance cars. Keep ‘em coming for as long as Uncle Sam permits, please.
We’ve admittedly never thought twice about a Mustang in the garage. We’re thinking about it now. Well done Ford SVT.