We already know most everything there is to know about the 2016 Shelby GT350, including the fact that its flat-plane crankshaft, 5.2-liter V-8 sounds like a race-spec muscle car should. We also know that the GT350R was built with racing in mind and that it will allow drivers to use its full potential only at the track. While I’m more than happy to take Ford’s word for that, I’m still anxious to see it perform on a race course. That moment may still be a few months away, but FoMoCo just made the waiting a bit easier by releasing a cool new video showing both the GT350 and GT350R racing at full throttle around a track.
The video may be short, at only one minute and 52 seconds, but it sure makes a lot of noise. The good thing about it is that it’s only about engine and exhaust sounds. No annoying music and no Ford employee to talk about the cars and take the fun out of watching a pair of track-ready muscle cars do what they do best. If you’re a fan of naturally aspirated V-8s, than this is a video you must definitely watch.
As a brief reminder, both the Shelby GT350 and GT350R are scheduled to hit dealerships by the end of the year. Both cars come with 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of twist on tap. Prices are reportedly set at $47,870 for the GT350 and $61,370 for the GT350R.
Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang On The Track: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 6 June 2015 12:00 EST.