When Ford introduced the 2016 Shelby GT350 last year, we were told it would be powered by the most powerful naturally aspirated production Ford engine ever. And now it’s official.

Ford confirmed yesterday the GT350’s 5.2L V8 will make 526 horsepower and 429 ft.-lbs. of torque. By comparison, that’s 21 more peak horsepower but  52 less ft.-lbs. of torque than the Chevy Camaro Z/28. It’s also the highest revving Ford production V8 of all time, with a redline of 8,250 rpm.

The GT350 will come in at about $12,000 less than the Z/28, according to reports.

You can read more about the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang’s power output here.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.