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Old 12-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

The Shelby GT500 has replaced the SVT Cobra since it was introduced in 2007. There are some people who love the GT500 and there are those that wish the SVT Cobra would return.

So lets see what you guys think should happen when Ford redesign the Mustang in 2014. Should they stay with Shelby or ditch the name and bring back the SVT Cobra?
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I would like to see the Cobra come back. Although, I love the GT500s.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Is there anyway we could vote to have them both?
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both would be awesome...
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Is there anyway we could vote to have them both?
I didn't allow that because Ford would never release both, at least with any continuity to the cars.

You would basically have to choose which one you would rather buy.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Set up the poll.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Ditch the Old Man.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Probably would have a lot to do with licensing and ownership if the names. Ford has a contract to use the Shelby name, when does it run out, how much to renew it? The "old man's" name adds a lot of assumed value to the product, so they can sell for more. The Cobra name would have to prove itself again..The Mustang II Cobra didn't do much for the brand.

Really doesn't matter what name is on it, as long as it is fast and looks great it will sell.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Their contract runs out in 2013. My thinking is there will be no GT500 in 2013 and they will either do something else in 2014 (Cobra) or renew their contract with Shelby.

I do not see a 2013 GT500 happening though.
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The shelby tax needs to go away....
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Their contract runs out in 2013. My thinking is there will be no GT500 in 2013 and they will either do something else in 2014 (Cobra) or renew their contract with Shelby.

I do not see a 2013 GT500 happening though.
I am with you Brent I see ford releasing a cobra edition again. And what would that be a 30 th anniversary edition cobra.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

As much as I love the cobra. I'd rather see the Boss 429 take its position. If they are going retro still when they redesign. I think going with an old school name would be best. All I know is after I am out of school and working I'm picking up a 2011+ mustang gt or better depending on fiances. House comes first though.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

my biggest beef with the GT500 is the minimal changes its done sine 2007, we need something fresh
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SVT all the way!!!
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As much as I love the cobra. I'd rather see the Boss 429 take its position. If they are going retro still when they redesign. I think going with an old school name would be best. All I know is after I am out of school and working I'm picking up a 2011+ mustang gt or better depending on fiances. House comes first though.
Sonic I am with you that is one stang that would be the best of them all. 429 boss wow I would like to see a retro of the 1969 Mach 1 cobra jet.

I am working on my masters degree in business management and after I get into the right position I will have me a new stang too would love 07 cobra.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

minimal changes ?
someone needs to do their homework ? as a matter of fact the 2011 has a ton of advances over the 2010 ..... great cars , rock on Shelby !!
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

The cobra has always been here, it never went away. Ford just decided to use the Shelby name on the car. Ford did all the work on the car and developed it (SVT/Roush). If Ford did remove the Shelby name the price would stay I am sure... why would Ford drop the price rather than just keep the extra profit for themselves???? I don't see them dropping the overall price.

With that said I hope Shelby is removed from the Cobra to maintain some sort of exclusivity if any possible is left for those that have them.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

The Shelby is an SVT Cobra with a bunch of big wigs making decisions for SVT. It really irks me that we are charged a Shelby tax as Rob says. While it's still an SVT the car is designed completely different when Shelby is taken into consideration. As you see, the closer we get to 2013 the more extravagant the SVT package is becoming. It won't be long before you see the 2nd coming of a Terminator. (with a new name) SVT will be sure to eliminate any question of superiority once Shelby is gone. I honestly feel like SVT holds back when they produce a car in Shelby's name. I foresee more weight loss and more designs stolen from the Laguna Sec version of the Boss for our next Cobra. I think I might start saving my money....
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

T2 Judgment Day. Considering how the GT500 guys are being screwed by shelby for parts. Just drop his ***.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Its time for the cobra to return for 2014
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

its which ever option makes them the most money
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its which ever option makes them the most money
I would imagine SVT will. No having to give to Mr. Deep Pockets Shelby.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

since its the mustangs 50th why not for one year do gt350, gt500, cobra, mach 1, and Boss 302
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Boss 429 is unrealistic. Who can afford gas on a 7 litre Engine?
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

if they were to make a boss 429 it would probably be a specialty one. The Roush 427s are just 427hp not CI which throw a ton of people off, but they cant do that as the Boss 302 already has more hp/tq than that.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

I voted to bring out the svt cuz I wanna see some more svt's and see what ford does instead of shelby...and then maybe give shelby a chance to do some redesigns and make something reaally cool not that I dont already love the way shelbys are now.
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

Well in my opinion really? I feel too much emphasis on GT500
already,It had it's fair share of the spotlight to date.It has also made Carroll Shelby it's designer a major heavyweight
rich guy in marketing department and then some and I bet
Jack Roush wants that championship title to put under his belt? You also got Team Saleen wanting a higher niche in this.But what about the sharp fanged injection of that fatal
venom from the longtime veteran Special Vehicle Teams(SVT)COBRA? I mean the last time the limelight shined on this badboy was in 2004! So yes mustang brothers and sisters definately time for a brand new era of the SVT COBRA to return so it can bite a large chunk of the competition. Can't wait!!!! Keep us updated please Brent? Mahalo from Maui,Hawaii! Aloha! Dean aka Blustreak.
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Well in my opinion really? I feel too much emphasis on GT500
already,It had it's fair share of the spotlight to date.It has also made Carroll Shelby it's designer a major heavyweight
rich guy in marketing department and then some and I bet
Jack Roush wants that championship title to put under his belt? You also got Team Saleen wanting a higher niche in this.But what about the sharp fanged injection of that fatal
venom from the longtime veteran Special Vehicle Teams(SVT)COBRA? I mean the last time the limelight shined on this badboy was in 2004! So yes mustang brothers and sisters definately time for a brand new era of the SVT COBRA to return so it can bite a large chunk of the competition. Can't wait!!!! Keep us updated please Brent? Mahalo from Maui,Hawaii! Aloha! Dean aka Blustreak.
I agree if we were using the3 chinese calendar the year 2014 would bethe year of the SVT, I don't think that saleen could ever dominate that area of the market like the shelby though...it seems like alot of the time when Saleen brings out a mustang it is just too out their and loses some of the classic look of a mustang that most people want...I feel like that is what makes shelby mustangs so popular is because they look so badass without abandoning the look of a mustang and I don't know if its just me but when I look at a shelby cobra from the front it really does look like the head of a cobra in some ways.

I could see Roush taking over more of the market tho. Either way as long at the new upper level mustang doesnt come with lambo doors ill be happy lol
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I voted to bring out the svt cuz I wanna see some more svt's and see what ford does instead of shelby...and then maybe give shelby a chance to do some redesigns and make something reaally cool not that I dont already love the way shelbys are now.
the 07+ shelby GT500 is an SVT vehicle. Shelby really had no input on the 07+ GT500s
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Re: Should Ford Ditch Shelby in 2014?

I do not look and the Cobra and the GT500 as something different, just different body styles. The are both Cobra's and they are both SVT engineered Mustangs. The only difference is Shelby's name is on the latest cars, I believe because of the Media attention it would get.

I too would like to see a Mach 1 (my 2nd favorite car).
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it would be nice to see another terminator...
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It's a tough question though I think Shelby and Mustang go together like peanut butter and jelly.
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the 07+ shelby GT500 is an SVT vehicle. Shelby really had no input on the 07+ GT500s
I know that Spec lol, they badge SVT all over them I just refer to them as Shelby because thats what they market them as.
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