Elana Scherr Staff Editor
January 13, 2015
Photos By: Robin Trajano

We’ve seen the car for months but nobody has opened the hood on Ford’s sweet-sounding new Mustang GT350. In a tiny upstairs room at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, we found a cutaway of the elusive 5.2L “Voodoo” V8. Notice the compact exhaust manifold configuration, and the minimal skirting on the pistons. The intake is also tuned with a newer valve technology that uses a flap that comes out of the intake wall to adjust the runner size for better intake flow. The older version used a butterfly-style valve which was more obtrusive. Of course you can see the small crank throws and the 180-degree configuration that gives this engine the flat-plane designation. Ford reps say the same engine will be used in both the GT350 and the GT350R, although the GT350R will have a different exhaust.

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