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2013 Pony Car
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The GT-500 get's a few more ponies in 2013 along with launch control. 662-HP

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1205_2013_ford_shelby_gt500_first_test/

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michael_d #376799 05/22/12 04:39 PM
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I like some of the higher end Mustangs, but they have gotten like Corvettes and Porsches... They all look the same with minor changes. I would rather have a lot more visual differences in a GT-500 monster over the base....


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michael_d #376800 05/22/12 04:47 PM
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Does it still have the live axle? Is that a problem?

Man, 662hp. That's nuts.


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michael_d #376801 05/22/12 04:51 PM
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Live Axl-


He's nuts.


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michael_d #376804 05/22/12 04:58 PM
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Launch control seems like cheating. There's an art/science to knowing just how much clutch to let out before the rear end gets away from you. smile


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michael_d #376806 05/22/12 05:10 PM
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A guy on the fishing forum I frequent was looking for any Ford dealers on the site to try to place an order for one of those '13 GT500s, best he could find in the state of Florida was in Tampa for $30k over invoice and that was a 'forum member deal'.
From what I understand there will only be a very limited number of those cars doled out to a select few dealerships and word is that if you do not have a very tight relationship with one of those dealers you'll never get a car.


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pmbuko #376808 05/22/12 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Launch control seems like cheating. There's an art/science to knowing just how much clutch to let out before the rear end gets away from you. smile


Ya, it is in a way. But it's hard to argue that it is not effective when you start comparing 60' times. Sure wish I had it. When you really think about it, racers were cheating already with trans-breaks and stall converters.

The big hurdle the mustang has, and always has had is weight. The fat bitch needs to go on a diet. There comes a point when extra HP will not overcome weight and you just can't get the power to the ground.

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tomtuttle #376809 05/22/12 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Does it still have the live axle? Is that a problem?

Man, 662hp. That's nuts.


IRS is better for handling, but not desirable for straight line performance, as the half shafts tend to break when you start through power and traction at them. The vette IRS is super stout for that very reason, but guys making upwards of 800 hp are swapping them out for solid axles.

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michael_d #376811 05/22/12 06:34 PM
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Cool. Thanks, Mike.


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pmbuko #376814 05/22/12 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
There's an art/science to knowing just how much clutch to let out before the rear end gets away from you.

Yes, there is. This guy must have failed both art and science in driving school. Skip to 0:45.


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