The recently unveiled Shelby 350R Mustang has allegedly lapped the Ring in just 7:32.19.
A staggering record has been achieved by the recently unveiled Shelby 350R Mustang, as the impressive muscle car has managed to lap the Nurburgring in a time of 7:32.19. This is basically making it 5 seconds faster on the lap compared to the Camaro Z/28, which did it in 7:37.40. The official time of the model in question hasn’t been provided officially and it is actually part of a report published recently by Horsepowerkings.
The during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. The model in question is a significant upgrade compared to the Shelby GT350 Mustang and it has received a series of aerodynamic improvements, along with chassis engineering and some dropped weight which are translated into a faster vehicle with improved handling.
The muscle car is also packing a new body kit, with a hood vent, updated fender vents, a more aerodynamic diffuser, a front splitter, a carbon fiber rear wing and several other tweaks. At the moment, the only performance specifications on it are indicating a 5.2 liter V8 naturally aspirated V8 engine under its hood, which is producing more than 500 HP (368 kW) and 542 Nm (400 lb-ft) of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited slip differential. The first example of the muscle car has been sold for no less than 1,000,000 USD during the recent Barrett-Jackson auction, in Scottsdale, Arizona.