The Shelby Mustang GT350 is unlike any other Mustang before it. With a 5.2-liter flat plane crank V8 and effective aerodynamic work shaped by the wind tunnel, it has more in common with European sports and super cars than American muscle cars of yesteryear.
Despite its Euro-like technologies, the GT350 still sports an unmistakably American V8 exhaust note. Ferrari uses a flat plane crank layout in their high-revving V8s, but you won’t be getting the sound of the 500 horsepower 5.2-liter behemoth in the GT350 for a Ferrari’s smaller 3.8-liter eight-cylinder.
YouTube user TheDriver recently attended the third annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show in California, where Ford brought out their latest product to be graced with the late Caroll Shelby’s name. Ford gave onlookers a small show, giving the GT350 a few blips of the throttle so they could hear its throaty V8 exhaust note. Even with a flat-plane crank, it still sounds very Mustang-like. Check it out in the video below.