Shelby GT350 already earned its place among all-time motorsport icons. It is loud, fast, powerful, ostentatious, and rather capable. But, some drag raced it against other muscle cars and it was not as fast as they hoped. True, the GT350 hasn’t been made to tackle drag strips but tracks where it excels. But it is hard to argue with someone when you lose on streets, isn’t it?
For that matter, Hennessey Performance did a massive job and created a fantastic tuning program for the GT350 and its 5.2-liter Flat-plane crank V8. New mods for the car include the integration of the 2.9-liter supercharger. This thing radically improved power, but the engine needed some TLC before letting all the power out. Hennessey Performance did a fantastic job preparing all the components for far greater stress. In that regard, the engine received forged steel connecting rods, a carbon fiber high-flow air induction system, upgraded fuel injectors, an upgraded fuel pump, and carbon fiber coil pack covers. These are vital upgrades making the Shelby GT350 engine far more capable than before.
After hitting the dyno, it was estimated that the newly tuned engine develops staggering 808 hp at the wheels. With 657 lb-ft of torque, these power figures speak for themselves. All the improved power increased airflow and bettered power delivery at the wheels resulted in performance supercars can match. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 by Hennessey Performance can hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds. It slashes through the quarter of a mile in 10.8 seconds at 133 mph. This is really impressive.
Believe it or not, this one looks like a sleeper. Hennessey only added new wheels and a subtle badge. With this, no one will know this particular Shelby is faster than any other. Only 50 units will ever be built.