Unlike any other Mustang before or since, the GT350 is powered by a unique flat-plane crank called the Voodoo V8 displacing 5.2-liters. It produces 526 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque with a very European-like 8,250-rpm redline. The GT350 screams when pushed past 7,500 rpm – the hood and interior trim shake as if the engine wants to escape. Helping you control the Voodoo is an old-school six-speed manual transmission with no automatic option available. If you can get a good launch, the car hits 60 mph around 4.2 seconds.
Opting for the GT350 R adds wider Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, Carbon Revolution carbon fiber wheels, and additional aero bits. It also strips away the rear seats for weight savings. In 2019, Ford updated the car with new suspension, aerodynamics, and bespoke Michelin tires, putting the base GT350 more in-line with the original GT350 R.