Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Sounds Like an Animal when Revved Past 8,000 RPM

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This is 2015, when armies of three-cylinder engines threaten the petrolheads and when hybrid sportscars have 195mm-section tires. We’re not desperate though, as there still are plenty of contraptions that restore our faith in petrolhead engineering. Stuff like the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R for example.
We’re not here to explain the track-savvy ‘Stang. We’ve done that already. Instead, we want to deliver an aural message, as Ford Performance has decided to unleash the GT350R’s flat-plane V8 concert in its latest video.

Yes, we want a manual shifter that rocks when that Voodoo V8 wakes up. Yes, we need a flat-plane crank V8 that sings to a different tune compared to Ferrari’s high-tone soundtrack.

We also don’t mind seeing the 2016 Shelby GT350R being put through its paces (on a closed course, of course) and we’re definitely OK with heel-and-toe downshifting.

However, the best part of it all is that every piece of the soundtrack provided here is organic. The GT350R doesn’t even have speakers in standard to start with, so we can be sure no “augmentation” is included.

The Blue Oval is as bold as it has always been when talking about its Performance offerings. We’ll remind you Dave Pericak, the man in charge of the go-fast division and Mustang Chief Engineer, told us the Shelby GT350R will be better than a Porsche 911 GT3. As for the GT350R, the company wanted us to know the circuit weapon “has a unique, delicious engine note that will soon be terrorizing tracks around the country.”

With the redline barely starting at 8,000 rpm, we can’t wait to test the way in which the rubber sticks to those carbon rims. Heck, this machine is even affordable.

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