Details have been revealed about the first Shelby Mustang that Carol Shelby won’t get to see in person. The new generation of Mustang is a pretty big change from the last one physically, and the Shelby’s mechanical changes will be huge too.
First off, the new Shelby GT350 will have a flat-plane crankshaft, which will give it the angelic exhaust note you hear in the video above. A flat-plane crankshaft revs up quicker than a normal split crank like you’ll find on most V8 cars of non-Italian origin. In addition to revving faster, the flat-crank design can survive a higher redline, which means the new Shelby won’t be an old-school stump puller.
The high revving Shelby GT350 will be a 5.2-liter engine with a six-speed manual transmission routed through a Torsen LSD with an optional differential cooler. Six-piston Brembo brakes with 15.5-inch front and 15-inch rear rotors will stop the Shelby GT350’s 19-inch wheels. A MagneRide suspension will mean that even with huge wheels and tiny tires, the GT350 might qualify as streetable.
Source: The Truth About Cars