2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang rated at 526 hp, 429 lb-ft

From autoblog: When Ford debuted the Shelby GT350 Mustang at the LA Auto Show last year, we were told it’d have more than 500 horsepower and over 400 pound-feet of torque. And indeed it does; Ford confirmed today that its hot ‘Stang will have 526 hp and 429 lb-ft.

Compared to the GT350’s main rival, the Chevy Camaro Z/28, that’s an increase of 21 hp, but a loss of 52 lb-ft. That said, this Mustang packs some serious prowess, especially in its most hardcore GT350R trim. It sounds pretty wicked, too. It’s worth noting that both the standard GT350 and GT350R use the same engine, with the same output ratings.

Perhaps most impressive is the price point for the 2016 Shelby GT350. The standard car comes in at $47,870, while the GT350R will command $61,370 – a big drop over the Camaro Z/28 and it’s $73,300 sticker price (including destination but not gas guzzler charges).

Ford confirmed the power output news at a media briefing today near its headquarters in Dearborn, MI. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

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