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.

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!

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  • Jeff M

    A spin is not a crash and it’s green hell not green death.

    • CiDhed

      This ^

  • nope

    “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” or it could be neither. I’m going with it won’t be a z28 killer or a hellcat killer. Just another “track ready” mustang

    • chris

      Another ford hater

    • Zakatak360

      Haters will no lives will go on sites just to talk shit. This guy obviously knows nothing about cars and backs up his “opinion” with 15-year old ricer statements. The 2015 GT already outperforms the Boss, so don’t cry like a baby when the GT350 takes the gold, little boy.

      • nope

        Funny how you fan boys know so little about even your own favorite cars. That the only thing you can attack is the person who posted the comment. I was referring to the 2014 mustang GT “track pack” that couldn’t even keep up with the 1le Camaro. So you can shove that ricer comment up your ass where you got it from. Also your retarded comment about the 2015 GT being better than the boss. Wow that’s cool, The 2014 Camaro ss 1le is also better than the boss around the track so I guess that makes two. (and I would hope the new mustang would be better than the old one) I don’t think you realize how truly amazing the 2014 z28 and 2015 hellcat really are. Maybe you should go do a little reading and educate yourself about both sides of the argument. And stop assuming a car you know nothing about will be better than anything. All you have is hopes for it right now.

        • GT/CS Stang

          lol, 1le Camaro, I have beaten them multiple times both on the track and roll racing both matched up stock vs stock and I dont even have the track pack, just a 2013 GT/CS. Reading is one thing but putting RWHP on the pavement is another.

          • nope

            Either you’re lying or they were just bad drivers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtmku2Lw5es. I need not provide any more facts for you. Mustangs are cool cars don’t get me wrong. But sometimes they loose to the Camaro sometimes they don’t.

  • major williams

    Can’t wait to see the specs on whatever Shelby produces. Just wish Carroll was alive to add his input and appreciate what Ford has done to this point.

    ford

  • Dean Waynee

    Wrong car… there were TWO on the track, and this is the slower one… the REAL GT 350 has deep dish racing rim’s…!!!

  • Chewy

    Here is the bonafide scrap for even promoting the times run @ Nurburgring- the times are NOT all run with the same beginning and finish since there is NO start or finish line and being a 12 mile track, there are too many variables ( weather, other competitors on the track, driver control, fuel type, tire type, etc…) that aren’t recorded when these supposed manufacture times are run! Run them @ Laguna Seca or Road America and record ALL info or even run them on the same day with same driver and same tires- that would be the ONLY fair comparison! NO DRIVER can lay down similar times at Nurburgring ( not within 5 secs) and these times shown are ONLY the BEST times of the tests! Drivers at other tracks can lay down consistent times- NOT @ Nurburgring- NEVER!!!

  • Chewy

    Hey, and this author even pegs why the Z-28 won’t ever be caught in this position- because it is underpowered simply because gov’t motors can’t build engines that can handle the continued abuse- ie, the ALREADY blown engine of a Z06 vette with ONLY 800 miles on it:
    “An unlucky Corvette Z06 owner has reported the death of his engine after only 891 miles on the clock. The incident – which happened last Friday – occured when Corvette forum member Lawdogg149 was driving to put more miles on the clock in preparation for a track day event in January.
    According to owner Lawdogg:
    While making a pull from 35mph I accelerated and shifted short of redline, and boom. Car began knocking. I pulled over and popped hood. Could hear a loud knock coming from #6 cylinder area along with a serious grinding metal on metal sound coming from the supercharger area.” Need I say more?

    • John Maynard Keynes

      Congrats to all the Vettes that won the grueling Rolex 24 hours at Daytona. Seems like some of those engines really do hold up well. Sadly, the Wayne Taylor Racing #10 Corvette lost the race because the crew could not count on their finger the time a driver has spent behind the wheel handing the win to the well come from behind Ford team. A gift to Ford, or is it ford now as some ford fans seem to not get the gist of proper nouns.

      • Chewy

        Your above comment to deride someone else’s use of the English language when your OWN comment is riddled with ‘stupid’ English usage is just ‘so like’ an idiot who supports gov’t motors! Truly a large amount of intellect when the ‘holier than thou English illiterate’ is the one who is trying to scold us! The very first mistake- Vette should NOT be capitalized because it is actually a portion of a proper noun and it should by used as follows: ‘vette !!! AND, you swipe at my misuse of proper nouns when spelling ‘gov’t motors’ truly show your total lack of intellect! The ‘gov’t motors’ swipe at your fine manufacturer is just that- a common noun used to describe a STUPID taxpayer supported manufacturer! AND, thirdly, you should SURELY scan over your idiotic comment, before you hit the ‘post’ button, and especially so when you are trying to stand on your own as an English major- ie…” I know big worlds are not above your IQ level.” A total ‘dooshbag’ proudly professing his total ignorance of, not only the English language, but also of an honored and honorable automobile manufacturer! And, as of this post, gov’t motors has yet to restart the ‘vette assembly line!!! I am waiting for you so intellectually challenged response!!!

        • John Maynard Keynes

          Really, too much fox lies and right wing propaganda permanently kills brains cells. I see you are beyond hope. You worry about 25 billion while your buddy bankers walked away with trillion all while average home owners lost their homes. Ya, I am a fan of Government Motors. It saved over a million of jobs. It turned a profit this year so large that they handed $9,000 in profit sharing to the workers. I bet your upset that profits didn’t go the the Banksters.

          • Chewy

            funny, your man Hussein proclaimed that gov’t motors ONLY owed the American Taxpayers a measly $16 billion and yet you agree with that spineless news show FOX about their guesstimates that gov’t motors actually took it to the taxpayer for some $25 billion!!! Yep, who gives a rat about a ‘mere’ $25 billion- you are so hip about that fine company yet you brag that they made a profit at the taxpayer’s expense- REALLY??? If the company would have actually been WORTH that takeover by the gov’t, then surely other INVESTORS would have been interested! Heck, look at lowly Dodge- Fiat purchased them and paid the taxpayers back EVERY FRIGGIN PENNY that was invested in them!!! Oh, and FORD didn’t ask for ANYTHING from the taxpayer because they were ALREADY restructuring BEFORE GM followed the gov’t down the drain!!! You have NO argument except to accept the fact that your gov’t and your manufacturer are BOTH BIG FAT FAILURES at the taxpayer’s expense!!!

          • John Maynard Keynes

            Hey stupid, the goverment took shares of stock in Generous Motors. As soon as they showed signs of recover Geithner sold off the stock for a loss because the goverment was not in the car business. Look how much GM paid in taxes since. Look at all those taxes paid in to the revenue because over a million jobs were saved. But enough about Generous Motors, let’s talk about the Right Wing apologising to head banksters for the harsh treatment of overregulation after they caused a world economic meltdown. Let’s talk about the Bush Bailout of those same Bankster not for a few Billion but over a Trillion dollars. Yes, as much as Fox lies to you that it was Obama, it was Bush who approved the Bailouts. Let’s talk about the harsh treatment of Elizabeth Warren when she attempt to rein in the Banksters and the right fought her tooth and nail. Lets talk about the Right Protecting Banksters that spend their day hosting prostitutes and snorting cocaine. But hey, if it helps the working man, you and your right wing fruitcakes just hate it. Better to cater to the rich and wealthy. How else can you get tainted money to manipulate small minds such as yourself. Do you seriously think the U.S. is worst off with GM still in business? Watch how you answer because it really will show your stupidity.

          • Chewy

            Yep, so you really think NO investors would have put up their monies to purchase this p o s manufacturer??? They would NOT have gone under- a group of LARGESS investors already had their monies ready to jump on this for pennies on the dollar!! Then the UNION would have been tossed to the curb ( oh, now, we wouldn’t have wanted that either now would we?- Don’t you think that this p O s administration was cowtowing to the union to keep them afloat while the manager’s (ie…white collar) livelihoods were scrambled and tossed to the side). Such childish name calling when your data is wrung out with NO factual backing! Funny, every business report concluded that the banking industry was FORCED by the federal gov’t to make these ‘bad’ loans in order to keep their borrowing rates from the gov’t LOW!!! Maybe you should actually learn to investigate for yourself rather than listen to a third rate supposed news commentary of the likes of MSNBC and CNN!!! Of course, hussein and company would want you to actually USE that lump of cranial cells because you would wake up and feel his member imbedded deep in another cavity!!! Totally inane and insane comment from the -sswipe section!!!
            Oh, and remember, E Warren is an Indian and they don’t take no -hit!!! ROFLMAO!!!

          • John Maynard Keynes

            Do you have problems making one argument at a time or do you think you look smart by forcing as many irrelevant opinions you can to show how smart you are. Why do you hate unions so much? Are cheap wages better for a economy all while a few profit from that labor? Government forced banks? Really. Do you know what a Credit default swap is? Do you know what a derivative is? Do you know that these were pushed by banks and had nothing to do with goverment. What did E Warren preach that made here so hated? Not some stupid indian scandal. She went after the banks. Why don’t you google some of those big terms and read a bit yourself. You are a mushroom, left in the dark and fed BS all day. You are the tool of the right.

          • John Maynard Keynes

            I realize this is beyond you trailer park education, but Ford locked in loans just prior to the collapse. GM went into heavy debt to modernize their plants in 2004 and 2005. That is why Ford did not suffer during the crises. I realize you actually have to understand data and requires a real education. Oh, Redneck University or Glen Beck University does not count.

          • Chewy

            mr. keynes, lets see- hmmmmm, how much of your previous comments are TOTAL bulls–t? Well, here is an article from USA Today back in Nov. 27, 2006! “For the first time in its history, Ford Motor (F) has used substantially all of its North American plants, trademarks, patents and even some intracompany debt as collateral to secure $18 billion in loans to help fund the company’s attempt at restructuring over the next two years.” WOW, so how long was that BEFORE GM was bailed out by the taxpayers? Some 3 years??? SO how could that be when your comment stated differently??? AND, then there is THIS little tidbit from a Reuters article dated March 5, 2009 ( after GM and Chrysler went bankrupt)- ” Ford Motor Co on Wednesday announced a plan to cut its $25.8 billion in automotive debt by about 40 percent by offering creditors cash and new shares as it looks to slash financing costs at a time of plunging sales and tight credit.” WOW, nothing about LOANS from the federal gov’t here either! BUT, that must not be true either because it doesn’t coincide with the B.S. that you put out in your previous comments! WOW, I know that NEITHER of these media outlets would not have lied about FORD so WHO is telling falsehoods? Surely NOT the honest mr. keynes that believes EVERYTHING that flows from the anal cavity of his fine POTUS!!! Surely NOT??? FOOL!!!

  • MIkejano

    If you’re not spinning a car out during testing you’re not pushing it hard enough. No big deal to me.