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Charger
03-21-2005, 02:46 PM
Heres a pic from next months MotorTrend<br> <IMG SRC="http://media.primedia.com/imagehosting/motortrend/enewsletter/may_cov.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: MT

against the wall
03-21-2005, 03:09 PM
im predicting its pretty acurate. like 2 years ago or w/e they guessed almost perfectly what the regular mustang was gonna look like. my guess is that this is real.

Charger
03-21-2005, 03:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carfan223</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">im predicting its pretty acurate. like 2 years ago or w/e they guessed almost perfectly what the regular mustang was gonna look like. my guess is that this is real.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Who ever said this wasnt real? This is next months MT and they probably have a bunch of New York stuff in there that the public hasnt seen yet.

The Water Is Poison
03-21-2005, 05:12 PM
I pray this is at new york!!!

Charger
03-21-2005, 06:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I pray this is at new york!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It will be.

Nick
03-21-2005, 10:27 PM
finally...the return of Eleanor...too bad it's not in the classic silver pain scheme...

PlatForm
03-22-2005, 03:21 AM
look similiar like new Ford Mustang..

The Water Is Poison
03-22-2005, 04:05 AM
Its a very high performance version of the mustang...<p>For those who don't know, this is the Shelby GT 500 E "Elinor" made popular by the movie Gone in Sixty Seconds and is currently being built by Unique Performance<br> <IMG SRC="http://www.uniqueperformance.com/images/SEMA1.jpg" BORDER="0">

AM2
03-22-2005, 05:34 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its a very high performance version of the mustang...<p>For those who don't know, this is the Shelby GT 500 E "Elinor" made popular by the movie Gone in Sixty Seconds and is currently being built by Unique Performance </TD></TR></TABLE><br>And for those who don't know, my Avatar is also a GT500E too!. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>A base GT500E costs $99,000!<br>Now the GT500E with a Super snake package costs $169,000 and can be had with a supercharged 725hp V8! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now back to the new GT500...<br>I guess Ford's new GT500 Mustang would probably start at under $40,000...<p>

Top Secret
03-22-2005, 05:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PlatForm</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">look similiar like new Ford Mustang..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wonder why...

mzoltarp
03-22-2005, 06:26 AM
Could I please have my GT500 delivered with the letters KR added on?

AM2
03-22-2005, 01:12 PM
<A HREF="http://media.ford.com/products/shelbycobra/exterior_callout1_510.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/products...0.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/products/shelbycobra/exterior_callout2_510.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/products...0.jpg</A><p>found these at <A HREF="http://forums.bradbarnett.net" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.bradbarnett.net</A><p><B><I>"Just as the original Shelby GT500 was the "step up" to big-block power from the GT350, the new Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 steps up to Ford's 5.4-liter "MOD" V-8. The result? The GT500 is the most powerful factory Mustang ever. Its supercharged 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 evolves from SVT's experience with supercharging the "MOD" engine to deliver more than 450 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque."</I></B><br>more info at <A HREF="http://media.ford.com/products/presskit_display.cfm?vehicle_id=1269&press_subsection_id=421&make_id=92" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/products...id=92</A><p><IMG SRC="http://media.ford.com/products/shelbycobra/overview4_5_30_250.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://media.ford.com/products/shelbycobra/overview2_0116_250.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>-media.ford.com<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 4:21 AM 3/23/2005</i>

FaLeX
03-22-2005, 03:08 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.mustangmods.com/data/12212/07_shelby_gt500_front_quarter_small.jpg" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
03-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Can I say that that is definition of beautiful?

Seller Automotive
03-22-2005, 04:08 PM
Check out the Kick Ass Shelby Cobra GT500 video.<br><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/MultimediaLanding" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...nding</A>

The Water Is Poison
03-22-2005, 04:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I pray this is at new york!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm following up on my post, I correct, I pray I dont miss this at NYIAS. I'm notorius for missing a lot of the big cars at the auto show, Two years ago, I missed the Sixteen, Last year, I missed the range stormer and RSQ

Krypton
03-22-2005, 06:22 PM
looks good but not as good as the elenor from the past, was hoping for a newer version of it<p>Where is land rover at the auto show, i missed them last year, Are they downstaris becuase i didnt go sown there

Charger
03-22-2005, 06:37 PM
I thought they would do much more than that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

The Water Is Poison
03-22-2005, 06:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks good but not as good as the elenor from the past, was hoping for a newer version of it<p>Where is land rover at the auto show, i missed them last year, Are they downstaris becuase i didnt go sown there</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually, they were on the main floor, next to Audi. They had a big waterfall.

Krypton
03-22-2005, 07:11 PM
now i remmember, they had the lr3, and discovery on the rocks but where was the range stromer

LEXUS FAN!
03-22-2005, 07:37 PM
yea...i got that e-mail too...thanks for posting it

RepairmanJack
03-22-2005, 08:19 PM
The foglights in the grill of the GT are inspired by the old Shelbys, why would this GT500 not have them? This would look cool for the Cobra, but not the GT500

Hornbag
03-23-2005, 12:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can I say that that is definition of beautiful?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>NO, only i can say dat ...DamagediPod..., LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Joke

Gian86
03-23-2005, 12:55 AM
More official pics here at autoweek.com<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/1_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/2_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/z14_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/z32_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/z33_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/z48_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/z9_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I love this idea once again from shelby for ford mustang since 60s. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 6:00 PM 3/23/2005</i>

AM2
03-23-2005, 01:24 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RepairmanJack</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The foglights in the grill of the GT are inspired by the old Shelbys, why would this GT500 not have them? This would look cool for the Cobra, but not the GT500</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I read somewhere that the round bumper mounted foglights is an SVT tradition... Anyway, I like it.

The Water Is Poison
03-23-2005, 03:03 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">now i remmember, they had the lr3, and discovery on the rocks but where was the range stromer</TD></TR></TABLE> I dont know, I missed it. I wanted to see it sooo badly

Hornbag
03-23-2005, 04:39 AM
Went from a horse to a snake! LOL

62Lincoln
03-23-2005, 06:23 AM
I like the side by side shot with the 'standard' Mustang. It's interesting how a small detail like the slant of the grill surrounds next to the headlights can enhance the look of a car. The change made to the Shelby really brings the look of the front end much more in alignment with the original concept. Very nice upgrade!<p>This does look bada$$.

mzoltarp
03-23-2005, 07:02 AM
Must not buy a GT now that the Shelby is so amazing! Now if I can just convince the wife...

turbonium959
03-23-2005, 08:07 AM
Well then... provided I had $40K+ of spare cash, I would buy THIS Mustang. It looks a thousand times better than GT, and I bet it is a monster at the track (not a straight track, I hope). One thing though. Ford need to make the wheel arches smaller. That is one thing that still bugs me, even on this car. Wheels look to small on the car, and I am not even going to mention how ridiculous they look on V-6 and GT models. The best wheel option I have seen so far, was on the new Saleen Mustang. Even then they were 20"s, and an option on a Saleen!

bolita
03-23-2005, 11:24 AM
6 speed manual, over 450 HP ... what else could you ask for?<p>This is truly awesome. I'd love to see it in Titanium color! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/tuut.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0">

Uberwagon
03-23-2005, 02:18 PM
Sick, sick, sick, sick! Love that grill. Looks just like the fibreglass ones on the '68 GT350/500's. Big old gaping mouth sucking in air and grabbing attention. Beautiful!<p>And for $40k, that is a ton and a half of performance. Can anyting match it? I can't wait to see those roaring around at the track. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

CalinG7
03-23-2005, 05:24 PM
Great to see Detroit can still make interesting, make that fantastic cars. I especially love the headlight treatment. That should migrate to all Mustangs immediately, IMO. Only thing is, I know they probably did a lot of work on it and it works great 9/10ths of the time, but seriously, they couldn't include IRS, not even on the Cobra? Almost like they want to give the nay-sayers a reason to sneer.

davidChief
03-24-2005, 09:41 AM
High res pics up: <A HREF="http://www.forddesktops.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forddesktops.com</A>/

AM2
03-24-2005, 10:18 AM
You have the 300bhp Mustang GT in the $25K-$30K area... then the 450bhp+ Shelby Cobra GT500 which is around $39K.<p>I was wondering, do you think they'd add a non-supercharged 349bhp 5.4 liter V8 powered model, like a Mach 1 to be priced in between($34K?)

Seller Automotive
03-24-2005, 04:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You have the 300bhp Mustang GT in the $25K-$30K area... then the 450bhp+ Shelby Cobra GT500 which is around $39K.<p>I was wondering, do you think they'd add a non-supercharged 349bhp 5.4 liter V8 powered model, like a Mach 1 to be priced in between($34K?)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My guess is yes.

syclone
03-26-2005, 08:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can I say that that is definition of beautiful?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>you can, but i think its disgusting... i thought that i might start to like the new mustang design when i saw some of the racier version, but overall i still think its the definition of ugly retro crap

JBlair
03-26-2005, 08:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CalinG7</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great to see Detroit can still make interesting, make that fantastic cars. I especially love the headlight treatment. That should migrate to all Mustangs immediately, IMO. Only thing is, I know they probably did a lot of work on it and it works great 9/10ths of the time, but seriously, they couldn't include IRS, not even on the Cobra? Almost like they want to give the nay-sayers a reason to sneer. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>IRS added a substantial amount of weight (I believe the figure was around 200 pounds), and would have increased the price of this vehicle by at least $5,000. Considering that the man who ran the mustang's engineering program is now in charge of SVT and oversaw much of the development of this vehicle, you should expect this thing to handle as well as any IRS could.

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 11:10 PM
That freakin thing looks fast sitting still. Wow...

62Lincoln
03-27-2005, 04:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>you can, but i think its disgusting... i thought that i might start to like the new mustang design when i saw some of the racier version, but overall i still think its the definition of ugly retro crap</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just like 911's?

mzoltarp
03-27-2005, 05:09 AM
If retro isn't a guy's bag, then there is always the GTO. Pontiac dealers are dying for GTO buyers and they will even give you a steep discount.

Top Secret
03-27-2005, 05:19 AM
I hate Pontiac for what they did to the glorious Holden Monaro - and I think sales in the US show that. It looks absolutely horrible! Ugh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>But I would love for this car to compete with the GTO/Monaro when it gets the LS7 transplant. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
03-27-2005, 01:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>62Lincoln</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Just like 911's?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>...i didnt want to go here, but yes, i think the 911 is retro crap too, but mainly because i think it always has been a very ugly car with horrible proportions thanks to the engine being in the back<p>BOT -<p>one thing i am really comfused about - is this the new svt cobra, or will there be a regular cobra and the shelby one<p>

The Water Is Poison
03-27-2005, 02:47 PM
This might be the SVT Cobra but im basing this on the Cobra emblem in teh grille

Uberwagon
03-28-2005, 12:33 AM
I've got a hunch there's a "GT500KR" version somewhere in this car's future. Perhaps a non-detuned Ford GT motor (500+hp)? Perhaps that's a little ridiculous (just a bit) but I wouldn't bet against it...

LoneWolf
03-28-2005, 01:15 AM
Don't I recall reading someplace that Ford has recently trademarked (or re-trademarked) the "California Special" moniker? <p>I wouldn't bet on anything above the Shelby here, but I could easily see them putting out a CS, Boss, Mach 1, etc.

mzoltarp
03-28-2005, 05:48 AM
If they do a California Special I hope it has retro T Bird tail lights that flash in sequence to point the direction of the turn when the turn signal is on just like the original.<p>How hard would it have been for Chevy to do a heritage Camaro? This isn't rocket science. People will buy sport coupes if there is a REASON to, and the Mustang is a darned good reason.

syclone
04-01-2005, 08:55 PM
we'll see how well the mustang does when the retro appeal wears off. i think it will continue to do well, bc it offers a good deal of performance for the money. still, just coz the mustang is hot stuff right now does not make it a real player in the sport coupe segment.

mzoltarp
04-02-2005, 06:48 PM
The fact that the 2004 old school fox based Mustang was selling VERY well bodes well for the all new 2005. The Mustang provides an all-American reason not the buy the blob-o-licious Mitsubishi Eclipse. The Mustang will remain iconic and it will be a long-term success.

JBlair
04-02-2005, 09:14 PM
This is the Cobra, but it has the Shelby name attached to it. I would bet on a true Shelby version of the Mustang in a few years. And as for this car; unlike what most people are assuming, the engine is not based on the GT engine, instead it is based on the old Mustang Cobra R. Once we get more information about the specifics of the engine, I'm sure we'll find out if it shares any parts with the GT engine.

AM2
04-02-2005, 09:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>...i didnt want to go here, but yes, i think the 911 is retro crap too, but mainly because i think it always has been a very ugly car with horrible proportions thanks to the engine being in the back<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>4 decades and still going strong. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

ohme467
04-03-2005, 09:05 AM
what i think would sell a million more of these when they come out...... how bout side mirrors that arent so damn Plasticy. i mean just for this, not the base or gt or whatever. for 40 grand i think they could do it.

Uberwagon
04-03-2005, 02:14 PM
Sadly, ol' Shel is getting on in years so I wouldn't count on a "real" Shelby showing up: I think this is it. He's been licensing his name to products for over 30 years now (chili, chicken, Chryslers, etc.) and that's, more or less, his relationship with Ford now.<p>Also, from what I've read in the magazines, this engine IS a detuned Ford GT motor. Maybe they're wrong? The supercharged 5.4 specs sure sound similar, though. Anyone know details on this, off-hand?

JBlair
04-03-2005, 02:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Uberwagon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sadly, ol' Shel is getting on in years so I wouldn't count on a "real" Shelby showing up: I think this is it. He's been licensing his name to products for over 30 years now (chili, chicken, Chryslers, etc.) and that's, more or less, his relationship with Ford now.<p>Also, from what I've read in the magazines, this engine IS a detuned Ford GT motor. Maybe they're wrong? The supercharged 5.4 specs sure sound similar, though. Anyone know details on this, off-hand?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It shares most of its major components with the Mustang Cobra R engine, not the GT. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> In place of the standard Mustang GT's 300-hp, 4.6-liter V-8, the GT500 uses a 5.4-liter engine, supercharged for an estimated 450 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to a six-speed manual gearbox. This powertrain originally dates back to the 2000 SVT Mustang Cobra R, although Ford claims it has been modified since then. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>^^^^^From automobilemag.com^^^^^^<p>Supposedly, it uses GT heads that have been modified for the Cobra R block, as well as benefitting from knowledge Ford gained when it designed and built the GT engine.

MontrealMustang
04-27-2005, 07:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Krypton</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">looks good but not as good as the elenor from the past, was hoping for a newer version of it</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can someone explain to me how the Eleanor from the "past" can exist? Shelby never ever EVER made a GT-500E until after Gone in 60 Seconds came out in the year 2000. The original GT-500 looked nothing like Eleanor, and in fact none of the cars in the movie were real Shelby's. Every single GT-500E is a replica, they're completely worthless. I could build you one for under 30,000$. That 100,000$ pricetage is insane. An original GT500 is worth less than that and they're pieces of history. Sad.<p>Also, the small block Shelby's were always dubbed GT-350. The GT-500 had big blocks. So much for that I guess.

Uberwagon
04-28-2005, 12:01 AM
Damn, that bugs me too. They had a perfectly good opportunity to make that a decent remake and they screwed it up by (among other things) using a fiberglassed, bastardized, wannabe, Shelby-ish 67-68 Mustang arbitrarily named "Eleanor." And what's worse, they sell repli-replicas of it for $100k. Shame.<p>As Mustang fanatics know, Eleanor was a 4th gen Mustang, a 1972 I believe (playing a '73) driven, stunted, acted, shot, directed, produced and probably catered by Toby Halicki. If you've seen the movie, it probably wouldn't surprise you at all to learn that Halicki died on the set of Gone in 60 Seconds II. Reckless isn't the word. If you haven't seen it, it's a good rent. <p>

AM2
04-28-2005, 03:44 AM
I actually like the GT500E...<p>GT500E<br><IMG SRC="http://www.moviecars.it/images/auto/ford_mustang_500gt_big1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>'67 GT500<br><IMG SRC="http://www.classics.com/images01/bhmb-14s.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The GT500E was modified with the same concept Shelby had when they modified the old Mustangs, but now with better modern suspension, brakes and wheels. <p>*I think by 1967, the Shelby GT350s and GT500s was manufactured and fully assembled by Ford Motor Company instead of Shelby American.<p>By the way, its now considered as a Shelby and will be included in the Shelby World Registry.... <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The GT500Es, according to Barrett's own description, "will come with an authentic Shelby serial number that will be listed in the Shelby World Registry. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think the new GT500 looks ok... I guess they didn't want it to look too retro.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_newyork/mustang/images/2_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 7:01 PM 4/28/2005</i>

Santeno
04-28-2005, 07:43 AM
Here's a link to the company that makes the modern Shelby Super Snake Bite, GT500E, 350SR and Cobra, Unique Performance of texas:<p><A HREF="http://www.uniqueperformance.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.uniqueperformance.com</A>/<p>They work together with Shelby Automobiles, and to the best of my knowledge, their cars are labeled Shelby's, not copies. They are also build from original 1965-1968 (depending on the model) mustangs which they buy and salvage, before giving them a complete knock-down restoration (they are not replicars or fiberglass slap-ons as uberwagon and montrealmustang seem to think). Sure you could probably achieve the performance numbers with $30K worth of add-ons in your garage, but you probably won't get the throughness of the restoration or the combination of original shelby and modern components. I'm not sure the end result is worth $100k, but since they are completely hand made, I'm not surprised that they are.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 1:39 PM 4/28/2005</i>

Seller Automotive
04-28-2005, 10:21 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's a link to the company that makes the modern Shelby Super Snake Bite, GT500E, 350SR and Cobra, Unique Performance of texas:<p><A HREF="http://www.uniqueperformance.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.uniqueperformance.com</A>/<p>They work together with Shelby Automobiles, and to the best of my knowledge, their cars are labeled Shelby's, not copies. They are also build from original 1965-1968 (depending on the model) mustangs which they buy and salvage, before giving them a complete knock-down restoration (they are not replicars or fiberglass slap-ons). Sure you could probably achieve the performance numbers with $30K worth of add-ons in your garage, but you probably won't get the throughness of the restoration or the combination of original shelby and modern components. I'm not sure the end result is worth $100k, but since they are completely hand made, I'm not surprised that they are.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You are correct.. they are True Shelbys. Vin's and Certification Shelbys.<p>I know all about the company.<p>They just started building GT500E Convertibles. Very Awesome. I want one.

Uberwagon
04-28-2005, 11:17 AM
Oh no, Santeno, I know they're real steel-bodied mustangs. It's just that fiberglass/plastic body kit that makes me cringe. It doesn't seem to look right, to my eyes, on a vintage 60's car. The movie positioned it as a GT500 but, with all that junk on it, sticklers for originality like myself got lost. Too cluttered or contrived I guess. I'm sure someone will point out that the original Shelbys used fiberglass noses and hoods. That is true. But to me, it's just not the same as one of the authentic 1960's rides.<p>While these are being labeled as Shelbys, I think it's important to note that Mr. Shelby is licensing and litigating his name pretty aggressively now. Which takes a little bit of the Shelby-mystique out of these modern interpretations. IMHO, of course! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

Vector
04-28-2005, 01:11 PM
I like the wheels on the GT-500E. It's a nice update. But the underbody does seem a little out of place. It's more of a hotrod than a Shelby, which is just as cool (anyone watch Overhaulin?!) Didn't Chip Foose do the original for the movie?<p>Does anyone know when the new GT-500 will be released? Any solid pricing information yet? I heard $40k but that's it.

MontrealMustang
04-29-2005, 08:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's a link to the company that makes the modern Shelby Super Snake Bite, GT500E, 350SR and Cobra, Unique Performance of texas:<p><A HREF="http://www.uniqueperformance.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.uniqueperformance.com</A>/<p>They work together with Shelby Automobiles, and to the best of my knowledge, their cars are labeled Shelby's, not copies. They are also build from original 1965-1968 (depending on the model) mustangs which they buy and salvage, before giving them a complete knock-down restoration (they are not replicars or fiberglass slap-ons as uberwagon and montrealmustang seem to think). Sure you could probably achieve the performance numbers with $30K worth of add-ons in your garage, but you probably won't get the throughness of the restoration or the combination of original shelby and modern components. I'm not sure the end result is worth $100k, but since they are completely hand made, I'm not surprised that they are.<p><br><i>Modified by Santeno at 1:39 PM 4/28/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>They are replicas because they spent most of their lives as six cylinders or non-GT V8's. A 1971 Plymouth Hemicuda is worth 150,000$ If I buy a basic 6 banger convertible and perfectly replicate it and sell it for the same price as an original, you know what that is? Fraud. If I write REPLICA in big letters on the fender tag and sell it for 200,000$ with a 6.1 SRT Hemi and 6 speed and a CD radio it's just... ugh...<p>I hate what's going on with old cars today. The market is flooded with all these bootleg cars and I have to make sure as hell that everything is original by checking every serial number on the MF's otherwise I could get screwed with a replica.<p>I remember being at a car meet once and this guy comes up with a pristine looking AMC Hurst S/S AMX. I look and go "Nice replica" and he goes "No, it's real." and I mention that his car didn't come with wipers from the factory since it's a race car. He said "Yeah, that's right. That's why it doesn't have wipers.". And I go "So why does your windshield have wiper streaks on it?"<p>I ruined his entire YEAR man.<p>THAT'S what replicas do. They screw up the market and make people pay big bucks for something that's essentially worthless. It's like copying the Mona Lisa. It's just not done.<p>If I was grabbing 1998 Subaru Impreza's, hot-rodding them with modern STI parts and calling them WRX 22BA's what would that be? They still wouldn't be 22B's. They would just an old granny driven Impreza with a lot of expensive parts and no future worth except as something cool to trash in a rallye race.<p>I'm not arguing at all with people's taste, I don't like the way the GT-500E looks but that's not why I hate it. I hate it because from now on I'll have to double check on every car that comes up as "original". Shelby's used to be the sole exceptions to that since ol' Shel kept exaustive records of who and what he sold. Now with the "found" 1965 Shelby Cobra S/C427 frame fiasco and the GT-500E crap, I'm not too sure I trust him anymore. He just singlehandedly killed the market for every old car he ever sold. You watch the prices drop.<p>Meh... it's not like I was ever gonna buy one. What do I care? *sigh*

Uberwagon
04-29-2005, 03:09 PM
I think most of the reason for owning a classic car is in its authenticity as a classic. These "new"/remanufactured GT500E's just don't have that. The other reason to own one is in its performance, which the new ones definitely have, so long as you don't like turning. <p>That's why I so appreciate Ford introducing a GT500 version of the new Mustang. It's a modern chassis with gobs of horsepower. No, it doesn't have the classic side of it but, to me (and I see why others differ), the GT500E doesn't either. <p>I once owned a '69 SS 350 Camaro that, after I bought it, turned out to not be an original SS. It looked, drove and smelled SS but knowing that it wasn't original just ate at me. Bummer.

Vector
04-30-2005, 02:14 PM
I know what you mean. I once bought a Mini and it turned out to be a '79 Granada (http://counterfeitmini.com/). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry. Off topic. My bad.<p>Anyone know what the color schemes will be for the GT500?

knicks125
01-07-2006, 11:29 PM
Official Press Release & Photos: <A HREF="http://media.ford.com/products/press_article_display.cfm?article_id=22298&vehicle_id=1374&make_id=trust&CFID=9861203&CFTOKEN=8c0ae685594d20df-A8AC3EFB-1185-6A02-D80B42554980741D&jsessionid=8a3097ca0830$97v9$BD" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/products...v9$BD</A>

Gian86
01-08-2006, 04:20 AM
Woww, the real cobra is back!!!!<p><IMG SRC="http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/naias_2006/shelby/1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/naias_2006/shelby/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/naias_2006/shelby/3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/naias_2006/shelby/4.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/naias_2006/shelby/5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: GMinsidenews.com

62Lincoln
01-08-2006, 02:41 PM
I just wish they would drop the car down on its suspension enough to eliminate the gap between the tire and the fender. I guess that's what the aftermarket is for.

Petrol Head
01-08-2006, 02:48 PM
I think the wheels are too small, although it does aid acceleration.

Gian86
01-08-2006, 09:09 PM
Motor Show Pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_naias/ford/shelby/images/0a.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_naias/ford/shelby/images/0b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_naias/ford/shelby/images/0c.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_naias/ford/shelby/images/0d.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autonews.com/files/2006_naias/ford/shelby/images/0e.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autonews.com

JBlair
01-08-2006, 09:14 PM
I still can't believe that this thing actually makes 475 hp. Ford did a good job at making sure it met all those lofty press expectations, and hopefully the public will snap these up.

DSC-OFF
05-03-2006, 10:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I still can't believe that this thing actually makes 475 hp. Ford did a good job at making sure it met all those lofty press expectations, and hopefully the public will snap these up.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The most powerful factory-built Mustang ever just got even more potent. Final certificati<B>on testing of the Shelby GT500's 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 shows it will produce 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque - 25 more horsepower than preliminary estimates</B>.<p>"With 500 hp and the Shelby name, this car is an instant legend," said Hau Thai-Tang, director, Advanced Product Creation & SVT programs. "This is the most powerful, most capable Mustang ever."<p>The Ford Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 is a result of Ford's experience in developing the modular V-8 and V-10 engine series. The engine is force-fed air via a "Roots-type" supercharger providing 9 pounds per square inch of boost. It borrows the four-valve cylinder heads, piston rings and bearings, from the Ford GT engine.<p>The 500 hp rating was obtained using the Society of Automotive Engineer's latest standard and was witnessed by an objective third party. The Shelby GT500's 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 will be built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.<p>The right to purchase the first 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 was auctioned for $600,000, with the proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 goes on sale this summer.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This car always had 500hp, if you read the GT500 press release it says "Rated @ 475hp & up"<p><A HREF="http://www.media.ford.com" TARGET="_blank">Ford</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
05-03-2006, 10:15 AM
I dont know where your animosity comes from, i just highlighted your accurate speculation..<p>And i may be out of the loop on this, but whats wrong with bringing up old threads?

Naga Royal Guard
05-03-2006, 10:28 AM
his comment was removed, for obvious reasons

bolita
05-04-2006, 05:55 AM
Everytime I get to look at the pictures of this car I just am in awe. This is an awesome car and I am glad Ford was careful enough this time to make sure what the rating was and not over rate it as in the past.<p>At 500 HP this must be a blast to drive. Even with high gas prices, this one's a keeper!

DSC-OFF
05-09-2006, 08:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>- Job #1 is still June 5th, with the <B>OK to ship planned for the last week of June</B><br>- SVT is now <B>planning to build 9,000 GT500's for 2007</B><br>- <B>Final allocations to dealers by the end of May</B><br>- Hero cards to be sent to dealers in June<br>- The premium interior option includes red stitching. The dash top is not leather, though, but a soft trim substance<br>- SIRIUS available at Job #1<br>- No brokering of GT500's will be allowed. The customer must buy from SVT certified dealer only<br>- <B>Significant markups over MSRP are being heavily discouraged by SVT</B><br>- No commodity restriction on convertible vs coupe. Order either in whatever % dealer chooses to<br>- Lastly, MSRP was NOT announced today! It is to be announced in the last week of May along with V6/GT Mustang pricing. However, the GT500 Marketing Manager made a very interesting comment. He said that while the GT500 will be one of just 10 or so cars on Earth with 500 or more horsepower, it will be the only one priced "under $50,000." Interpret that comment however you like, and please don't shoot the messenger!</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.stangsunleashed.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1012" TARGET="_blank">StangsUnleashed</A><br> <br>

against the wall
05-09-2006, 01:53 PM
holy crap! 500hp under 50k? thats gonna sell like hotcakes.

DoMiNo
05-09-2006, 02:07 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>against the wall</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">holy crap! 500hp under 50k? thats gonna sell like hotcakes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You should see what a "right to buy" is going for on Ebay. Someone has an actual car (when it's delivered) up for almost $100K.

bolita
05-09-2006, 03:41 PM
And...only 9000 per year.<p>Seems almost like instant classics...

DSC-OFF
05-17-2006, 08:14 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Some Ford dealers are set to rake in as much as $25,000 over the suggested retail price </B>for the Shelby GT500 Mustang. While Ford hasn't officially announced a price for the car that goes on sale this summer, it's widely expected to cost about $40,000. While <B>Ford is strongly discouraging such markups</B>, <B>several dealers are already using auction service eBay to find the highest bidders</B>. Several GT500s were <B>going for between $10,000 and $25,000 over MSRP</B>. <B>"Buy It Now" prices were between $75,000 and $100,000</B>. Last week, <B>Ford told dealers it was boosting production of the GT500 to 9,000 units a year. The move came in response to strong demand, and in an effort to discourage price gouging</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/05/16/ford-dealers-planning-major-markups-on-shelby-gt500/" TARGET="_blank">LeftLaneNews</A><br> <br>

erzhik
05-17-2006, 08:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> "Buy It Now" prices were between $75,000 and $100,000</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What? This is WAY TOO much for a ford. I am sorry but paying $100,000 for a Mustang is just well.. crazy <br>

JBlair
05-17-2006, 10:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>erzhik</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What? This is WAY TOO much for a ford. I am sorry but paying $100,000 for a Mustang is just well.. crazy </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Read the article more carefully; SOME dealers were trying to charge that much, but the actual price will be more around $40,000.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0">

brownieholic
05-17-2006, 11:46 PM
I like the front view....thats about it.

jimmyn
05-20-2006, 01:17 AM
<A HREF="http://www.sybarites.org/2006/05/19/shelby-cobra-gt500-arriving-this-month/ " TARGET="_blank">http://www.sybarites.org/2006/...nth/ </A>

Mr. Fusion
05-20-2006, 02:35 AM
Hi, and welcome to the forum. The offical pictures have already been released. This arrea is for spy shots only.

DSC-OFF
05-30-2006, 05:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The latest issue of Car and Driver magazine has some <B>real-life performance numbers </B>for the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang. According to the magazine's report, the car did the <B>0-60 run in 4.5 seconds and the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds at 112 mph</B>. No further details are available at this time. The car was recently officially rated at 500 hp. The GT500 goes on sale this summer. Pricing has yet to be announced. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/05/29/performance-numbers-for-fords-gt-500-mustang/" TARGET="_blank">CarandDriver via LLN</A><br> <br>

bolita
05-30-2006, 06:14 AM
0-60 in 4.5 seems really good but for those of us that are not so familiar with quarter mile runs, is 12.9 seconds good?

DSC-OFF
05-30-2006, 06:17 AM
Indeed it is. Although i was expecting better

knicks125
05-30-2006, 06:59 AM
For the price, in the 40s (as long as no price gouging of 20k above msrp), it's really good for what you get <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
05-30-2006, 02:50 PM
yea 500hp, 0-60 in 4.5, good looks, and bragging rights for a price in the 40s. only bad part is the ford quality.

mzoltarp
05-30-2006, 03:38 PM
My 05 Mustang GT has great quality and reliability. The Mustang is what happens when Ford does something right.

2003gliguy
06-01-2006, 02:55 PM
My STI runs similar numbers 4.6 0-60 and 13.2-13.4 1/4's @ 103-105 MPH-<p>It probally cost 10 grand less and is AWD!!<p>Yeah-but it's not a Shelby...

against the wall
06-01-2006, 04:58 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2003gliguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My STI runs similar numbers 4.6 0-60 and 13.2-13.4 1/4's @ 103-105 MPH-<p>It probally cost 10 grand less and is AWD!!<p>Yeah-but it's not a Shelby...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>nor does it have 500 horses...

StuckInNYForever
06-01-2006, 06:22 PM
[QUOTE=2003gliguy]My STI runs similar numbers 4.6 0-60 and 13.2-13.4 1/4's @ 103-105 MPH-QUOTE]<p>There's a big difference from a rolling start. The Shelby would whip an STI except in the first couple of seconds off the line. i would trade some performance for the 4 doors, $10k savings, and 4 wheel drive though.

mzoltarp
06-02-2006, 02:25 PM
lol@STI<br>That's like saying my spaghetti is so much better than your pot roast. To the import-tuner, mine-has-like-17-turbos-and-nos brigade the Shelby GT500 is an anathema. Thirty years from now the GT500 will be a classic and the STI will be a 30 year old car.

Naga Royal Guard
06-03-2006, 08:18 AM
well since we have some information about <i>the world 30 years from now</i>, what type of media will digital cameras be using by then?

mzoltarp
06-03-2006, 09:08 AM
Digital cameras will store and transmit pictures via psychic transmission.

2003gliguy
06-03-2006, 06:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol@STI<br>That's like saying my spaghetti is so much better than your pot roast. To the import-tuner, mine-has-like-17-turbos-and-nos brigade the Shelby GT500 is an anathema. Thirty years from now the GT500 will be a classic and the STI will be a 30 year old car.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>yeah and since Ford is rumored to produce 9,000 per year vs. 5,000 STI's I guess the Shelby will be rarer when most of them are sitting in collector's garages gathering dust <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>At least every STI owner i have seen autox, track day, and overall enjoy their cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So since you are a fortune teller which do you think will be rarer through both actual production numbers and attrition due to actual use?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

2003gliguy
06-03-2006, 06:17 PM
By the way keep you import vs. domestic comments to your self!

mzoltarp
06-04-2006, 07:56 AM
2003GLIguy: You clearly are unable to see the obvious points. So here it is the first one: the posting where it says "My STI runs similar numbers..." is a classic apples to oranges comparison. The second obvious point is that people will not cross shop a Japanese turbo flyer with the GT500. It has got nothing to do which which is the better car. To the import tuner boys, the GT500 is mired in yesterthink. To muscle car fans, they have little or no interest in the STI and its ilk. As for future classic status one does not have to be a fortune teller to see that (1) classic Mustangs have a very large enthusiast base and that special edition Mustangs are starting to sell for over 100k at Barrett-Jackson. It remains to be seen if 30 years from now the STI and company will be selling for high dollars as classics. They might. They might not. I will wager on the latter and you will wager on the former. So be it. Vive la difference! However, given the intense resurgence of interest generated by the new Mustang coupled with the HUGE fan base for classic Mustangs, it follows that the GT500 is very likely to command high dollars down the road as a classic. Moreover, rarity does not make a car a classic. If you believe it does, go gather up as many Pontiac Aztecs as you can find so as to corner the futures market. And finally, the last time I checked, freedom of speech is supported. Now can we all get back to adoring the GT500?

DoMiNo
06-04-2006, 09:56 AM
It's hard to find an STi these days that hasn't been thrashed to near-death by some drag-racing teen-thug. Imagine what they'll all be like in 30 years....

2003gliguy
06-04-2006, 10:45 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2003GLIguy: You clearly are unable to see the obvious points. So here it is the first one: the posting where it says "My STI runs similar numbers..." is a classic apples to oranges comparison. The second obvious point is that people will not cross shop a Japanese turbo flyer with the GT500. It has got nothing to do which which is the better car. To the import tuner boys, the GT500 is mired in yesterthink. To muscle car fans, they have little or no interest in the STI and its ilk. As for future classic status one does not have to be a fortune teller to see that (1) classic Mustangs have a very large enthusiast base and that special edition Mustangs are starting to sell for over 100k at Barrett-Jackson. It remains to be seen if 30 years from now the STI and company will be selling for high dollars as classics. They might. They might not. I will wager on the latter and you will wager on the former. So be it. Vive la difference! However, given the intense resurgence of interest generated by the new Mustang coupled with the HUGE fan base for classic Mustangs, it follows that the GT500 is very likely to command high dollars down the road as a classic. Moreover, rarity does not make a car a classic. If you believe it does, go gather up as many Pontiac Aztecs as you can find so as to corner the futures market. And finally, the last time I checked, freedom of speech is supported. Now can we all get back to adoring the GT500?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i for one come from a huge Ford family-My grandfather has 8 mustangs including all 5 examples of the Boss family. I personally owned 2 late models myself and personally cross shopped the Gt vs STI...<p>When it came down to it-The Subaru won out with practicality(family and such)<p>I am welcomed by my family with no Japanese/import insults because they know deep down I bleed Ford blue and someday will own a couple of Boss's myself <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So with that said has anyone gotten a chance to see or drive a Shelby yet?<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 2003gliguy at 6:19 PM 6/4/2006</i>

DSC-OFF
06-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Pricing announced; Coupe at $42.975 incl. destination & gas-guzzler, Convertible at $47.800 incl. destination & gas-guzzler<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They weren't kidding. It will be under $50,000<p>The much-anticipated 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 <B>will start at $42,975, including a $745 destination charge and a $1,300 gas-guzzler tax</B>. The Shelby GT500 <B>convertible will start at $47,800, including shipping and the gas-guzzler tax</B>, Ford told Inside Line on Friday.<p>Ford dealers were notified of the pricing this week.<p>"We haven't started shipping to dealers yet, but that should begin in a couple of weeks - by July at the latest," Ford spokesman Jim Cain said. He said Ford dealers are taking orders for the car and that the automaker expects to build 8,000-10,000 units per year.<p>Cain also said the Shelby GT500 is about to begin making the rounds of Shelby and Mustang Club events, with the first event kicking off next week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "The car will be hitting the road, and more people will get the opportunity to see it," he said.<p>The Shelby GT500 is the most powerful factory-built Mustang, churning out 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Of course, these numbers do not include markups<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=115617" TARGET="_blank">EdmundsInsideLine</A><br> <br>

Naga Royal Guard
06-05-2006, 08:45 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2003gliguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So with that said has anyone gotten a chance to see or drive a Shelby yet?<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>ive seen a few (looks good moving) , and a convertible - sat in one too<p>interior feels much nicer than the base Mustang ( which isnt bad )

mzoltarp
06-07-2006, 08:31 PM
Saw one on the road today with manufacturer plates. YEAH BABY!!!!

DoMiNo
06-07-2006, 09:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Saw one on the road today with manufacturer plates. YEAH BABY!!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And furiously smoking rear tires, I hope!

Hornbag
06-08-2006, 05:04 AM
<A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/11150/comparison-test-review-2006-chevrolet-corvette-vs-2007-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/co....html</A><p>Not sure, but is this the first review? If it is it isn't too positive.

CosworthKid
06-08-2006, 06:43 AM
Jesus...the GT500 only costs US$41.000, which is roughly half that in UK and they consider it as "too expensive for its horses"??Wtf??Its a 500bhp Mustang for pits sake! I need twice as much money to buy myself a Focus ST here, just 220bhp!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/all_coholic.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
06-08-2006, 07:07 AM
Road and Track was extremely positive in their test. Comparing the Corvette and the Mustang is a natural but the Corvette has morphed from the ultimate muscle car (60's) to a legitimate sportscar (now). The GT500 is unabashedly a muscle car. The fact that the chassis is as well sorted as it is speaks volumes about Ford's engineering. At 40 something dollars it's the best way to get true supercar performance and drive something that has lineage and presence.

against the wall
06-08-2006, 03:27 PM
motortrend loves it. they call it the best mustang ever. theyre pissed that its electronically speed limited though. but who really needs to go over 160?

mzoltarp
06-09-2006, 08:04 AM
musclecars are all about drag racing anyway.

acura.007
06-09-2006, 03:09 PM
A cart that is not perferable to me

mzoltarp
06-10-2006, 11:44 AM
what?