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Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang has a Redline Above 8000 RPM

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/18/2014 Jason Udy

With confirmation this week that the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang will indeed feature a 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8, many want to know how high the engine will rev. At the reveal, Ford wouldn't say exactly how rev-happy the GT350 is, but the guys over at Mustang6g.com were able to snap a picture of the tachometer. The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 redlines between 8200 and 8300 rpm.

The automaker still hasn’t revealed how much power the new 5.2-liter flat-plane-crank V-8 will make, only saying it will be more than 500 hp and more than 400 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 2015 Mustang GT ’s 5.0-liter cross-plane-crank V-8 makes 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque; while the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 coupe’s large-displacement 7.0-liter LS7 cross-plane-crank V-8 makes 505 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque.

2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang parts close ups© Provided by MotorTrend 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang parts close ups

The Mustang GT’s engine redlines at 7000 rpm, while the Camaro Z/28’s engine redlines at 7100 rpm. Powered by a 4.5-liter flat-plane-crank V-8, the Ferrari 458 Italia makes 557 hp and 398 lb-ft and redlines at 9000 rpm. A lower redline and higher torque output aren’t surprising given the Shelby GT350’s larger displacement.

Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Redlines Between 8200-8300 RPM

Ford has also released three new images showing some of the Shelby GT350's components, including the shot of the engine bay above. In that lone photo, we can see the tops of the intake runners, along with a beefy strut tower brace and large cone filter. A more detailed look at the GT350's flat-plane V-8 will have to wait, but getting a glimpse at the engine and seeing its 8000-plus-rpm redline whets our appetite for more on Ford's new engine.

Source: Mustang6g.com

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