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10-29-2018 01:42 AM
Falc'man
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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I love this and would like one. Does anyone want to buy me one?
Just one?
10-29-2018 01:42 AM
Falc'man
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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Originally Posted by falcon lover View Post
A Mustang with an Audi grille is not a good idea...
Maybe it's Ford's premarital gift to VW.
10-25-2018 03:06 PM
gjrip
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

I love this and would like one. Does anyone want to buy me one?
10-22-2018 10:59 PM
wingsnut
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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I'm sure this is very true. On the other hand, when BMW's M or Benz's AMG put out a limited edition upgrade, they make it lighter than the normal M or AMG by removing some of the "luxury" interior components and substituting aluminum or carbon fibre body parts, the latter being a very expensive option. Mustang won't and can't go that route. The GT500 will probably be a big hit here but may likely be a harder sell in the European market where Mustangs are popular. I actually hope I'm wrong about that.
With luxury sedans, it's easy to shed weight. Ford will of course include plenty of CF and other lightweight materials, so things will be in check quite nicely. Not that it really matters, when you have 750hp or so though.
10-22-2018 10:36 PM
SP1966
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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Originally Posted by glyphics View Post
I'm sure this is very true. On the other hand, when BMW's M or Benz's AMG put out a limited edition upgrade, they make it lighter than the normal M or AMG by removing some of the "luxury" interior components and substituting aluminum or carbon fibre body parts, the latter being a very expensive option. Mustang won't and can't go that route. The GT500 will probably be a big hit here but may likely be a harder sell in the European market where Mustangs are popular. I actually hope I'm wrong about that.
No need to worry then as the Shelby's aren't sold outside of NA.
10-22-2018 10:26 PM
glyphics
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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Of course, and quite honestly, the only people that care about a 100lbs here nor there, are forum racers.

100lbs on a 2000lb race car trying to shave 1/1000 off a Cherokee second means more than a car weighing twice that and will almost certainly never run one race track lap, let alone many.

I am still guessing just over 4K. Not a single purchase will be based on it's weight either.
I'm sure this is very true. On the other hand, when BMW's M or Benz's AMG put out a limited edition upgrade, they make it lighter than the normal M or AMG by removing some of the "luxury" interior components and substituting aluminum or carbon fibre body parts, the latter being a very expensive option. Mustang won't and can't go that route. The GT500 will probably be a big hit here but may likely be a harder sell in the European market where Mustangs are popular. I actually hope I'm wrong about that.
10-22-2018 07:18 PM
wingsnut
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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With the GT500's focus on both straight-line performance and handling, it will naturally be compared to the 650hp Camaro ZL1 Coupe which weighs 3,883lbs (manual) and 3,944lbs (auto).


Of course, and quite honestly, the only people that care about a 100lbs here nor there, are forum racers.

100lbs on a 2000lb race car trying to shave 1/1000 off a Cherokee second means more than a car weighing twice that and will almost certainly never run one race track lap, let alone many.

I am still guessing just over 4K. Not a single purchase will be based on it's weight either.
10-22-2018 06:55 PM
Bloggin
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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Of course. This car is not an electric car.

P.S.: I miss the people here that ever remind our that the Tesla is faster than any Mustang out there...
Ok.....Fine!

Model 3 Performance - 3.3 seconds, Model S P100D - 2.5 seconds. And that's just the big 4 door sedans.

Roadster - 1.9 seconds.

And Formula E is now racing with new longer range performance batteries. It's the future....today.
10-22-2018 06:23 PM
AM222
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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The massive power boost will help to cancel out any concerns that it will be a heavy beast incapable of big lateral G forces, like a Hellcat.
With the GT500's focus on both straight-line performance and handling, it will naturally be compared to the 650hp Camaro ZL1 Coupe which weighs 3,883lbs (manual) and 3,944lbs (auto).


10-22-2018 01:11 PM
falcon lover
Re: 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 revealed in Instagram post

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I'm wondering if the GT500 will not be as good at the track if it gains too much weight. Straight line would be much better than GT350, but an extra 300 lbs would really be taxing the brakes on a road course. Even if it can do one or two laps a little faster than the GT350, would it be able to stay faster after 5 or 10 laps?



Of course. This car is not an electric car.



P.S.: I miss the people here that ever remind our that the Tesla is faster than any Mustang out there...
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