2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R Lightning Lap

When it was announced, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R featured the first-ever production V8 from Ford with a flat-plane crankshaft – the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever produced (with more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque) – plus a specially tuned suspension.

The folks at Car and Driver put the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R to the test with their Lightning Lap series to see just how good it is on the race track.