the ford mustang shelby gt350 was designed for cornering, but thanks to a 526-hp v-8 under the hood, it's no slouch in a straight line.
autotopnl on youtube managed to get their hands on a shelby gt350 for some top-speed testing on the autobahn, a series of public roadways in germany with no speed limit. though the gt350 was never intended for european markets, it seems right at home barreling up to terminal velocity thanks to its long gearing and stratospheric 8250-rpm redline.
the real treat here isn't the gt350's top speed—it's only able to hit 172 mph flat out—it's the sound. those familiar with the gt350's unique powertrain will know that's not your average american v-8 under the hood. no, the motor here uses a flat-plane crank, allowing for higher revs and a distinct soundtrack. the sound is more akin to a ferrari than your run-of-the-mill 5.0.