2020 GT500 DCT 750 HP - NEW PICS ADDED 1/14 - Pricing added

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  1. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    You'd think so but actually in the case of the GT500, it isn't. It won't be sold in Europe (probably because it doesn't meet tough European emissions standards) so it'll only be sold in North America and in Arab states around the Persian Gulf where gas is cheap and owners don't get clobbered with high import duties and annual road tax.
    MrAwesome987, this is probably what Ford thinks the market wants rather than what it actually wants. As for it potentially being a good track car, weighing in at ~4400lb with driver and being nose heavy, it would be like trying to make an elephant sprint around a winding outdoor track. Sure you can do it, but getting all that lard to switch directions won't be pretty! As JJ427R correctly mentioned, managing engine and tranny heat is going to be a major challenge.
    I think if you really want a track car, get the GT350 (especially the R version) and reserve the GT500 as a street bruiser.
     
  2. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    IMHO, the vast majority of the Shelby's never see a track, guys want them for street duty, hence the amenities and added weights
     
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  3. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    The carbon shelby will be 400 lbs lighter.....im guessing thats how most will be ordered.
     
  4. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    They'd have to call it the Shelby GT500 Superleggera. ;)
    Stripping out 400lb won't be easy without removing some creature comforts, and you can bet your bottom dollar that the sticker price would be higher.
     
  5. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Two handling packages with increasing levels capability are offered for the all-new Shelby GT500. An available Handling Package includes adjustable strut top mounts and spoiler with Gurney flap. For the truly hardcore, an available Carbon Fiber Track Package features exposed 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with 0.5-inch-wider rear wheels (11.5-inch), custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing and splitter wickers with integrated dive plane. The rear seat is deleted to reduce weight.


    No creature comforts are lost. Most who want to go fast would pull the back seat anyway.
     
  6. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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    well, one is... :D
     
  7. fdjizm

    fdjizm Drag Queen

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    I was watching Yolo d-bag on youtube yesterday.
    Someone called it the Shelby GT500 snack pack, because it's a fat bitch. :roflmao:
     
  8. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Thats not a creature comfort, lol. AC in the south, heat in the north and a radio is all we need lol.
     
  9. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    True but is all of the above going to produce a 400lb weight saving?
     
  10. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    Thats what the Ford engineers said.
     
  11. Shaffe

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    Where was that said because if that's true that would kind of lessen the blow of the CFTP costing 18 grand lol
     
  12. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    I read it when the car was first introduced with the weight mentioned. The article said the GT500 would come in under a camaro zl1 with the cftp, standard gt500 weighs more than 300 lbs more than the zl1. Where i read it i dont remember.
     
  13. Pentalab

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    I find it hard to believe you can dump 400 lbs with those carbon options. There would have to be
    a helluva lot more, perhaps CF rotors or something else. The 2020 gets massive 16" rotors... which would normally weigh a ton, if metal.
     
  14. stkjock

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    I realize not apples to apples, however, didn't the F150 save like 700 lbs going to aluminum panels?
     
  15. Pentalab

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    Good point. Rust never sleeps..and aluminum doesn't rust.
     
  16. MrAwesome987

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    Instead, it oxidizes! which is also pretty lame.
     
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  17. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    can be opened with a can opener......
     
  18. Pentalab

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    Steel is 2.76 X heavier than AL. 6061-T6 AL is 40 ksi yield strength.. and 6063-T832 AL is 39 ksi yield.
    Plane jane steel is typ 28-35 ksi yield. Problem with AL is.... it flex's (and also twists) 3 X more than steel....so ribs and some bracing is usually included. Powder coated AL has a durable finish.
    6061-T6 (and also the T8 version) is easily drilled / punched / welded /machined etc. Hoods on mustangs are AL..... they would weigh a ton if steel was used.
     
  19. 01yellerCobra

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    I don't know about the F150, but I know the Super Duty's dropped 800lbs going to aluminum. But then gained back like 400lbs in axles.