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Aug 08

2016 Mustang GT350R Crashes at Nurburgring!

Shelby GT350 Mustang Wreck

The Shelby GT350 has been out testing at the Nurburgring again, but this time it did not go so well for the SVT Prototype! AmericanMuscle has been staying on top of every move the new GT350 has been making. Since videos started popping up of the GT350 on the Nurburgring, people have been hungry for more of this mysterious car.  Ford has been rigorously testing this new halo car, in the public and in private, trying to work out any kinks it may have. Ford’s latest trip to the Nurburgring for testing looks like it may have pushed the envelope a little too much.

Photos have emerged of the Shelby GT350 going into a spin and narrowly missing the wall on the world-famous ring, which is surrounded by miles of lush green forest; there is a reason a lot of drivers refer to this track as the green-hell. Reportedly, the back end of the GT350 Mustang came around on the right, which caused the test-driver to try and correct it, leading to an over correction, spinning the whole car around. The rear of the car swung within inches of the barrier and could have resulted in a very serious wreck, but lucky the damage was kept to a minimum.

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Anyone who has ever driven a Mustang and given it a little gas, knows just how tail-end happy these cars can be, so it is no surprise that this GT350 succumb to a side-effect of the Mustang’s personality. After the spin-out SVT engineers made some adjustments and set the S550 Mustang back out for more testing. It will be interesting to see just how fine tuned they can make the suspension before the big September reveal of the GT350 comes at the Circuit of the Americas.

After seeing this little incident, it once again draws into question the power numbers we might expect from the Voodoo Engine. Could this car we’ve seen testing actually be a new 2015 Shelby GT500 that has more power than the Hellcat or is it just the new track ready Shelby GT350 that will be a Z/28 killer,  we have suspected it to be all along? Comment below and let us know what you think!