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Old 08-31-2015, 04:31 PM   #1
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Why is the new 2015/2016 called the S550?

As the title states........I am wondering WHY the new body style was/is code named the S550?
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5th generation 50th year? Who knoes
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Why not?

The SN95 platform started in 1994 so that doesn't relate lol.

S197? No idea what the 197 stands for.

Could just be numbers. A lot of people think the GT500 used to stand for having 500 horsepower. Shelby himself said he just picked it because it sounded like a good number. There isn't always a reason for stuff.
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Why not?

The SN95 platform started in 1994 so that doesn't relate lol.

S197? No idea what the 197 stands for.

Could just be numbers. A lot of people think the GT500 used to stand for having 500 horsepower. Shelby himself said he just picked it because it sounded like a good number. There isn't always a reason for stuff.
Always have been curious about the meanings myself.
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Doesn't mean squat.. They're trying to appeal to diff group of buyers I think. When I heard s550 Mercedes comes to my head.


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Besides that isn't it a 6 th gen?


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Well, I am glad that I asked for the rest of you too............I hear "S550" all the time, and there never is a reference as the "why"?
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It is supposed to be lighter so maybe it means "shaved 550" lbs?!!😜


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Soon to come.............550HP for the GT?

This could become fun!
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I think we should start a thread of what it could mean. I think we would c some interesting ones


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I think we should start a thread of what it could mean. I think we would c some interesting ones
Well heck, let's just make it this one! c'mon folks!!!
Lacking of course, a cogent answer with a reasonable explanation soon appearing here.
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Just an internal chassis codename from Ford probably.
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Just an internal chassis codename from Ford probably.

Exactly what it is!.. I have a book at home that describes the different Chassis codes (first gen through S197) and what not!.. I don't remember what they all where, but there is a reason behind it!..


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Something with 6gen in it would have been cool.
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Program codes are a bit sequential and a bit random. But some crafty planner helped ensure the last digits of this special car's internal program code noted the fiftieth anniversary.


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Program codes are a bit sequential and a bit random. But some crafty planner helped ensure the last digits of this special car's internal program code noted the fiftieth anniversary.
Well then, at least the last two digits now make sense.
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Maybe it's similar to fighter aircraft haha. They skip some numbers too, i.e. F15, F16, F18 and F22

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