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Old 06-13-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Shelby Prices Released

Ford Motor Company has released prices for the 2007 Shelby Mustang GT500 for the Coupe and the Convertible models. The Shelby Mustang GT500 comes in at a suggested retail value of $40,930 while the convertible has a suggested retail value of $45,755. Along with the car comes the hefty $1,300 dollar gas guzzler tax. $40,930 dollars for 500HP of American muscle is not that bad of a deal when you compare the price of it's rival, the Z06 Corvette which as an MSRP of $64,890 for 505HP. The base Corvette sells for $43,690 and only packs a measily 400hp.

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Problem is the measily Corvette with 400 or 505hp is over 1000 lbs lighter than the behemoth the 07 shelby weights

They made the new stangs way to heavy
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Problem is the measily Corvette with 400 or 505hp is over 1000 lbs lighter than the behemoth the 07 shelby weights

They made the new stangs way to heavy
It isn't over 1000ilbs.

Corvette curb weight is 3100 and the GT500 is 3900

both coupes.
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It isn't over 1000ilbs.

Corvette curb weight is 3100 and the GT500 is 3900

both coupes.
OH excuse me Only 800 FAT *** POUNDS MUHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAA
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Re: Shelby Prices Released

There are also rumors of a 2008 Bullitt with a n/a 5.4 for about $35k going around...

I think I'd be more interested in that, as long as the power numbers are decent (similar numbers to the '00 Cobra R would be nice).
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OH excuse me Only 800 FAT *** POUNDS MUHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAA
300 pounds does make a difference lol...
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There are also rumors of a 2008 Bullitt with a n/a 5.4 for about $35k going around...

I think I'd be more interested in that, as long as the power numbers are decent (similar numbers to the '00 Cobra R would be nice).
really..

I agree.. if the numbers run nice.. I would prolly lean more towards that than the GT500..
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yeahh but you cant compare a z06 witha gt500.. a c6 can still spank a gt500 =( *cries* guys i thought we had a hero on our hands.. i saw the new car n driver mag.. and lets just say it broke my heart..but still good for the price..
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I don't think anyone can say one can "spank" the other when not one person has picked up a GT500 yet.
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Then there is the stealership mark up~
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the new shelbys are not much faster if any as they have been tested at least... They are SLIGHTLY faster than a new C6 I do believe in a straight line.... if they were 3300-3500 they would be doing MUCH better... ford doesnt care they will still sell like crazy.
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Re: Shelby Prices Released

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It isn't over 1000ilbs.

Corvette curb weight is 3100 and the GT500 is 3900

both coupes.
I heard they were going to top 4000lbs. Is that not the case?
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I heard they were going to top 4000lbs. Is that not the case?
Ford lists the GT500's curb weight at 3,920 pounds in coupe form and 4,040 pounds for the convertible. That's about 400 pounds more than the equivalent Mustang GT. Much of that bulk comes from the drivetrain, which is about 350 pounds heavier than the GT's. This also means the weight gain is largely on the front half of the car, suggesting front-end flabbiness compared to the base Mustang's nimble character. Yet we're happy to report that Ford didn't sacrifice the GT500's cornering capabilities for the sake of straight-line acceleration.
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Early test performances have recently been published in the standard periodicals. Car and Drivercompared an early build 2007 Shelby GT500 with a 2006 Z51 package Chevrolet Corvette. The Shelby obtained a 12.9 sec quarter-mile while the Corvette ran a 12.8. The Shelby had a 100 hp advantage over the Corvette, but a 616 lb weight disadvantage. Similar tests by the magazine Road & Track reported a 13.1 quarter-mile for the Shelby GT500. Some critics have pointed out that the weight of the car is causing estimated ET's less than expected. The weight of the Shelby GT500 with a driver is nearly 4100 lbs. The heavy iron block V8, with supercharger and water-to-air intercooler, shift the weight bias further forward than the standard Mustang GT. This negatively affects roadholding, but the car is said to handle predictably and ride comfortably. According to Car & Driver the GT500 provides the "best [overall] bang for the buck around," but the Corvette is a better performance vehicle.
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[COLOR=black]The Shelby obtained a 12.9 sec quarter-mile
I can't believe that's all they got out of it. Don't know if that speaks badly about C&D, the Shelby, or both...
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well C&D and Motortrend got high 12s out of the 03/04 cobra then MM&FF tested one to a 12.3/12.4 quarter so... lets see what they get from it.

If it cant beat the previous versions thats just super sad and shows how little ford cares about the mustang performance line and how much they care about using the Shelby name for profit.
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Early test performances have recently been published in the standard periodicals. Car and Drivercompared an early build 2007 Shelby GT500 with a 2006 Z51 package Chevrolet Corvette. The Shelby obtained a 12.9 sec quarter-mile while the Corvette ran a 12.8. The Shelby had a 100 hp advantage over the Corvette, but a 616 lb weight disadvantage. Similar tests by the magazine Road & Track reported a 13.1 quarter-mile for the Shelby GT500. Some critics have pointed out that the weight of the car is causing estimated ET's less than expected. The weight of the Shelby GT500 with a driver is nearly 4100 lbs. The heavy iron block V8, with supercharger and water-to-air intercooler, shift the weight bias further forward than the standard Mustang GT. This negatively affects roadholding, but the car is said to handle predictably and ride comfortably. According to Car & Driver the GT500 provides the "best [overall] bang for the buck around," but the Corvette is a better performance vehicle.

so what youre saying is that i can buy a GT for 15k less that runs .6 slower?


i think for 15k less, i can live with that decision
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well C&D and Motortrend got high 12s out of the 03/04 cobra then MM&FF tested one to a 12.3/12.4 quarter so... lets see what they get from it.


well, uh, what times have you gotten out of your cobra spector? j/k
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That just shows how stupid Ford was for not using an aluminum block which is what they should have done while they were doing all the R&D for it in the first place. An iron block that big has to way a crap load.
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That just shows how stupid Ford was for not using an aluminum block which is what they should have done while they were doing all the R&D for it in the first place. An iron block that big has to way a crap load.
Well instead of testing a aluminum block they went with tried and true iron which would hold up to the rigors of a SC without testing. It is all about warranty work plain and simple and keeping the cost down. Steel is many time cheaper than aluminum alloy
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What compression do 'vettes run at? If it's comparable to the GT500's compression, I dont see why an aluminum block wouldn't be able to hold up to an SC. I know it would still require more testing than Ford is willing to do, but that by itself could have made the car so much better.
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What compression do 'vettes run at? If it's comparable to the GT500's compression, I dont see why an aluminum block wouldn't be able to hold up to an SC. I know it would still require more testing than Ford is willing to do, but that by itself could have made the car so much better.
I never said a aluminum block would not hold up but the stock 4.6 aluminum block sucks for high SC or Turbo and without spending a dime on R&R a aluminum block just throw a beefy Iron block in and be done with it. Come this is not the first time Ford has been cheap *** penny pinchers.
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Very true.
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What compression do 'vettes run at?
My LS1 runs 10.5:1. I think the LS2, LS6, and LS7 all run similiar numbers, but I'm too lazy to look 'em up.
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My LS1 runs 10.5:1. I think the LS2, LS6, and LS7 all run similiar numbers, but I'm too lazy to look 'em up.
I thought it was fairly high because it seems like they can't run a lot of boost under fi conditions without some building~
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also those price are not including the gas guzzler tax as well as delivery and other such little things so count those in as well. That is also a base model, not sure all the options you can get~ I would expect around 45k though for a nice equpied car (as far as the sticker goes)
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Plus the "hey your rich enought to afford a new Cobra. We will now arbitrarily charge you more now" tax.
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There are also rumors of a 2008 Bullitt with a n/a 5.4 for about $35k going around...

I think I'd be more interested in that, as long as the power numbers are decent (similar numbers to the '00 Cobra R would be nice).
Don't tease me.....
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What's the purpose of the back seats. Most people who will buy this car care less about a rear seat. So why doesn't Ford make it a true two seater. I'm sure the car will be better off without them.
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might be a little cheaper as well..
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might be a little cheaper as well..
Actually you'd end up paying a ****load more for car insurance, because then it would be classified as a two-seat sports car.
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Actually you'd end up paying a crapload more for car insurance, because then it would be classified as a two-seat sports car.
Yes your right but at least if would be lighter.
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