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Road and Track 2016 Performance Car of the Year


"...a simply magical V-8 that brings the caviar thrills of 8250-rpm performance to a beer-and-burgers demographic. If you could summon some sort of...magic to combine the best parts of the other seven cars in this test—the Bentley's on-road poise, the Cadillac's vivacious chassis, the Merc's bluff-nosed retro charm, the Cayman's accessible limits, the Ferrari's auditory drama, the Corvette's wide-hipped machismo, and the Viper's sense of purpose—then what would appear in the swirling mists would be, not Cthulhu the Great Old One, but Shelby the Baddest Mustang. Our winner by a runaway vote, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is, quite deservedly, the Road & Track 2016 Performance Car of the Year."

Dean Smith, Matt Tierney & Andrew Trahan | Road & Track | Nov.9,2015

and much Much MORE...

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Yep, the GT-350R got invited. It made a more-than-decent showing in a field with a Viper, a Ferrari, and and others....

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...r-of-the-year/

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Re: Road and Track 2016 Performance Car of the Year

Thanks Zana.
There are so many great quotes from that article. One of my favorites,

"So I open the throttle, following Webster in his beloved Ferrari up a series of sharp hillside hairpins that seem designed to test second-gear acceleration and broken-asphalt traction at the same time, and the moment the tach hits about five grand, I hear The Sound. I firmly believe that when human civilization finally collapses and our descendants are nothing but hipster-bearded cavemen on a quest for fire, stories of The Sound will still be told every night, to frighten children and preserve all that is worth preserving of Western civilization. From generation to generation. "What an engine! What a noise!" says Chilton, in much the same way that human beings will ten, twenty, fifty thousand years from now."
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12.3 sec quarter time is decent. In the article they mentioned that even after a day of driving it, they still kept shifting about 2K below redline, out of sheer habit. I suggest that even faster times are possible, if they replace journalists with people who know how to drive that engine.

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It didn't just get invited, it WON!! Woohoo!!!
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It didn't just get invited, it WON!! Woohoo!!!
I didn't want to give the best part away...!
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Congratulations Ford and the Mustang Team. This is a well deserved award, great job!

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Re: Road and Track 2016 Performance Car of the Year

Where is the Camaro guy at FIN? Voice of Doom lost his voice when riding this article?

Mustang overcame Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Corvette, Bentley, Viper, Cadillac-V in a performance comparo. Is not small achievement.


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....magical in it's power, balance and athleticism.
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Re: Road and Track 2016 Performance Car of the Year

The problem is...Camaro wasn't in this shootout...but the Caddy was.
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The problem is...Camaro wasn't in this shootout...but the Caddy was.
No, the problem is this shows that ultimate performance numbers are just a piece of the puzzle. This test wasn't about which car wins at the track, if it were the Mustang doesn't win, this test was about which car put the biggest smile on the testers faces.

I don't feel this diminishes just how great a performance car the SS truly is, but only illuminates how much more their is to being a great car. The SS or Z28 just may end up being that car next year, but until then who cares?
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