2015 Mustang GT350 Has 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 And Attitude For Days – Video Of It Screaming On Track Here!

2015 Mustang GT350 Has 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 And Attitude For Days – Video Of It Screaming On Track Here!

Yesterday, Ford announced the 2015 GT350 and released a cool video and some information about the car. What’s really neat about this thing is that it isn’t just some sticker package car with a gimmick, it is a full on bad ass that goes above and beyond the normal production Mustangs in important ways. The most important way is via the 5.2L engine that uses a flat plane crankshaft which will see it revving and sounding unlike any other Mustang ever built. The engine will be naturally aspirated (for this model) and the company is saying that it will be the most powerful naturally aspirated V8 in the company’s long history. Thankfully the car will only be offered with a six speed manual transmission so sissies need not apply. Horsepower guesses we have heard but the number in the mid 500s.

The GT350 represents the opening salvo in a series of special edition Mustangs that will roll out over the next few years. Make no mistake that the escalation will continue quickly after this one. The fact that they went with a naturally aspirated combo to lead off with makes great sense because they can move to forced induction next and keep wicking up the power as they want. While cars like the Hellcat have made a big splash with their 707hp engines, where does Chrysler go from there? Ford took the more strategic approach and have debuted a more balanced car which they can now build off of. The suspension has also been upgraded as the car wears the IRS that all Mustangs have but it is also equipped with continuously variable dampeners the likes of which are found on Z51 Corvettes and other modern super cars. Huge Brembo brakes will be at the corners, the ABS, exhaust, suspension, and other systems will have dynamic settings that drivers can taylor to their own desires.

There are also styling additions that make the car look more aggressive than a standard issue Mustang, which you’d expect. The whole package looks cool as hell and it seems pretty true to the GT350 bloodline that Carroll Shelby established some 50 years ago. Ford fans, rejoice. This is one worth getting excited over!

We have the Ford roll out video below but we also have a spectacular video that highlights the unique and brutal sound that the flat plane crank motor makes. It has a real snarl and bark to it.



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13 thoughts on “2015 Mustang GT350 Has 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 And Attitude For Days – Video Of It Screaming On Track Here!

  1. Toolman

    In my opinion, this is one of the best looking and best sounding Mustangs to ever roll out of a Ford plant. If it performs as well as it should this is going to be one hell of a car!

  2. ColoradoKid

    Round One of the Hellcat destroying , LS – Z/28 munching Mustangs gradually escaping from the Blue Ovals stables .

    Round One capable of blowing the overweight and pretentious Hellcat off the track on a whim and LS’s in less than a blink of an eye ! Not to mention tearing more than a few EuroSnobs off their lofty perch as well .

    And thats just Round One . Just wait’ll you see whats next from those Blue Oval folks that were supposed to be quaking in fear over FCA’s Asthmatic Kitty and the Bow Ties phony excuse for an LS or Z/28

    Yeah …. bye bye Bow Tie … and Beep Beep yer ass Hellcat ! This … is a REAL Pony Car . Not some overblown marketing hype posing as one 😉


      EAT SHIT
      Coloradokid ;
      We have heard enough of your
      bullshit remarks
      you want us to start making fun of your VESPA …??
      we’re all tired of your bullshit
      so shut the hell up ****

    2. familyguy81

      No way, guitar slinger aka,Colorado kid,aka cockarado douche bag, once again shows up to spit his anti this anti that hate mongering.

      1. MOPARNUTZ

        NO DOUBT
        THIS ….ASSHOLE……
        BANGSHIFT !!!
        ….EVERYONE …..
        IS SICK OF HIS
        …DUMBASS… ******

  3. Matt Cramer

    That sound is downright weird. Not sure if I like it or not, but there’s no mistaking it for any other engine I’ve heard.

  4. Andamo

    I listened to the sound on the video a couple of times, and can’t say that I really like it. Maybe in person they’ll sound better. To me it sounds like a 6 cylinder on speed.

  5. jerry z

    I was expecting it to sound more of a high pitch sound similar to an Indy car.

    Sounds OK, nothing great.

    Looks good though!

  6. Patrick

    Sounds cool, road race ready. Guess we know why they came up with the abbreviation Mopar, it made it easier for the SAT challenged

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