You are not logged in. [Log In]


Forums » General Discussion » The Water Cooler » 2013 Pony Car

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#376794 - 05/22/12 11:51 AM 2013 Pony Car
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4191
Loc: Up yonder
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/
_________________________


Top
#376799 - 05/22/12 12:39 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
nickbuol Offline
axiomite

Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 5316
Loc: Marion, IA
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....
_________________________
http://ht.buol.us
2-M60s, VP180, 8-M3s, SVS 20-39PCi, DIY Sub, 8-Shakers, JVC RS45, Anthem MRX-1120

Top
#376800 - 05/22/12 12:47 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Does it still have the live axle? Is that a problem?

Man, 662hp. That's nuts.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#376801 - 05/22/12 12:51 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
MarkSJohnson Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11437
Loc: Central NH
Live Axl-


He's nuts.
_________________________
::::::: No disrespect to Axiom, but my favorite woofer is my yellow lab :::::::

Top
#376804 - 05/22/12 12:58 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
pmbuko Offline
shareholder in the making

Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16437
Loc: Ben Lomond, California
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
_________________________
I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.

Top
#376806 - 05/22/12 01:10 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
RickF Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
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.
_________________________
Rick
Our Room

smile

Top
#376808 - 05/22/12 02:01 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: pmbuko]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4191
Loc: Up yonder
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.
_________________________


Top
#376809 - 05/22/12 02:03 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: tomtuttle]
michael_d Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 07/23/04
Posts: 4191
Loc: Up yonder
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.
_________________________


Top
#376811 - 05/22/12 02:34 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline
axiomite

Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8488
Loc: Tacoma
Cool. Thanks, Mike.
_________________________
bibere usque ad hilaritatem

Top
#376814 - 05/22/12 03:04 PM Re: 2013 Pony Car [Re: pmbuko]
medic8r Offline
axiomite

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6469
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
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.
_________________________
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 
Forum Stats

15,207 Registered Members
15 Forums
23,963 Topics
423,602 Posts

Most users ever online:
883 @ 03/04/17 05:06 PM

Top Posters
Ken.C 18044
pmbuko 16437
SirQuack 13565
CV 11675
MarkSJohnson 11437
0 registered ()
211 Guests and
3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newsletter Signup