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    The future of Shelby? SVT Cobra in 2015?

    What are your thoughts on this? Ive heard at Cars & Coffee that SVT will bring back the Cobra name in 2015. I write that off as speculation/rumors, but I have heard it mentioned recently from 3 separate individuals. It could be wishful thinking, but it is thought provoking.

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    If ford shed the Shelby name from their main line I feel like it would improve drastically
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    Not gonna happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcsvtwannabe View Post
    If ford shed the Shelby name from their main line I feel like it would improve drastically
    Yep. I'd rather not have a scam artist's name on the side of my Mustang. I'd love to have the Cobra name come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    Not gonna happen.
    Why wouldn't it? I would say the main reason why they brought back the Shelby to the S197 was because it was homage to the older Mustangs. Bringing in a whole new Mustang platform and keeping the Shelby would make no sense.

    With John Coletti gone, the Cobra name won't be the same anymore anyways.
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    Bring back the SVT Cobra!
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    SVT needs a Ralph Giles equivelant

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorySong View Post
    Yep. I'd rather not have a scam artist's name on the side of my Mustang. I'd love to have the Cobra name come back.
    Um... Shelby is the reason we had Cobras. He's also the reason the Mustang isn't a "secratary's car". Not to mention the man that inspired the Viper. Now could you reference him being a scam artist? I'd love to read about it. Seriously.
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    if they move past the retro look then there is no need for a retro throwback name either imo. Carroll Shelby is one of the most important part's of mustang history, but his name should not be placed on every top of the line mustang produced... Since the gt500's have been back for almost a decade now I think the SVT cobra badging would be a welcomed refresh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Ghost View Post
    Um... Shelby is the reason we had Cobras. He's also the reason the Mustang isn't a "secratary's car". Not to mention the man that inspired the Viper. Now could you reference him being a scam artist? I'd love to read about it. Seriously.
    Derp his history of "finding" original Cobras at his shop and suing the shit out of anyone and everyone is well known. The great performing mustangs were made by ford itself with the K-Code 289s, Boss 429, 351, and 302 cars. The Shelby 428 cars were ****ing dogs from the factory. Ford got the Cobra name due to Shelby's ignorance of copyright laws.

    ETA: Almost forgot, he also screwed customers on the Shelby Series 1.
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    Not to poke anyone but one of the most feared mustangs even to this day had nothing to do with the Shelby name....03-04 COBRA

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    It'll happen if Ford's customers want it to happen.

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    I'd like to see an SVT Cobra come back. The Shelby name made its return, now that Shelby has passed on I hope Ford will get back to SVT.

    There was an article in the SVTOA magazine on how SVT all but died in its exclusivity. It used to be when buying a SVT car or having it serviced there were special sales people and techs who were at the dealership. The dealership had to be a SVT dealer member or pay an increased fee to sell a SVT car. With the new One Ford program that Ford is doing this idea didn't fit the mold. I'm surprised SVT is still being badged on vehicles like the Raptor. SVT has been watered down to so much its barely there. Everything is umbrellaed under Ford Racing now, there's no more SVT phone line, SVT trained techs, or sales people. The know-nothing off the street salesman now has the right to sell you a Fiesta or a GT500. It was nice to go to the dealer back when you felt like you were going to be taken care of better if you had a SVT. You were given a loaner car free of charge which doesn't always happen now.

    In short I'd like to see SVT come back and be elevated to a status such as that of BMW M, or AMG. If your driving a SVT you're an enthusiast and should be treated better than the soccer mom who gets her oil changed at Wal-Mart.

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    Shelf the Shelby name. Let it go out as the 600hp beast it is. Top it in 2015, the Shelbys in the 60s and 70s didnt last long at the top as already referenced by the cars in this thread. Bring back the Cobra name plate so there can be a limited R run again. Make the new Cobra R based off the Boss 302R that is barely street legal and doesn't conform to the series requirements.

    IMO the only reason Ford produces the 6.2L is for the Super Duty base engine. With the performance they are getting from their more 'hi tech engines' (3.5L, 3.7L, 5.0L) they should stick with one of those or develop a 5.8L-351ci with the same tech. The 351 is pretty synonymous with the Mach so maybe they bring that back as a top level 'drag car' and make a limited run Boss 351 for the twisties.
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    and i should be able to get a Handy J when while waiting to get my oil changed! Hell yeah brad couldnt agree more!
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    I'd love to see the SVT Cobra nameplate come back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D's01Snake View Post
    and i should be able to get a Handy J when while waiting to get my oil changed! Hell yeah brad couldnt agree more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotzs99 View Post
    Shelf the Shelby name. Let it go out as the 600hp beast it is. Top it in 2015, the Shelbys in the 60s and 70s didnt last long at the top as already referenced by the cars in this thread. Bring back the Cobra name plate so there can be a limited R run again. Make the new Cobra R based off the Boss 302R that is barely street legal and doesn't conform to the series requirements.

    IMO the only reason Ford produces the 6.2L is for the Super Duty base engine. With the performance they are getting from their more 'hi tech engines' (3.5L, 3.7L, 5.0L) they should stick with one of those or develop a 5.8L-351ci with the same tech. The 351 is pretty synonymous with the Mach so maybe they bring that back as a top level 'drag car' and make a limited run Boss 351 for the twisties.
    Direct injection would make a 351 based on todays 5.0 DOHC a monster. I wont be buying a new mustang for another 5 years at this point in life but when I do I plan on getting the top of the line motor.
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    Wont happen.

    Ford makes too much money with the Shelby moniker than without. Dealers would hate going back to having SVT's sit around the lot and barely being able to sell them at invoice when theyre used to old geriatrics buying up Shelby's for sticker price.


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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcsvtwannabe View Post
    If ford shed the Shelby name from their main line I feel like it would improve drastically
    That doesn't make a lick of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorySong View Post
    Yep. I'd rather not have a scam artist's name on the side of my Mustang. I'd love to have the Cobra name come back.
    LOL at this statement, are you serial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSWon00 View Post
    I'd like to see an SVT Cobra come back. The Shelby name made its return, now that Shelby has passed on I hope Ford will get back to SVT.

    There was an article in the SVTOA magazine on how SVT all but died in its exclusivity. It used to be when buying a SVT car or having it serviced there were special sales people and techs who were at the dealership. The dealership had to be a SVT dealer member or pay an increased fee to sell a SVT car. With the new One Ford program that Ford is doing this idea didn't fit the mold. I'm surprised SVT is still being badged on vehicles like the Raptor. SVT has been watered down to so much its barely there. Everything is umbrellaed under Ford Racing now, there's no more SVT phone line, SVT trained techs, or sales people. The know-nothing off the street salesman now has the right to sell you a Fiesta or a GT500. It was nice to go to the dealer back when you felt like you were going to be taken care of better if you had a SVT. You were given a loaner car free of charge which doesn't always happen now.

    In short I'd like to see SVT come back and be elevated to a status such as that of BMW M, or AMG. If your driving a SVT you're an enthusiast and should be treated better than the soccer mom who gets her oil changed at Wal-Mart.
    The SVT dealers are still in Canada. You can only get a GT500 through SVT dealers, oddly enough you can get the raptor anywhere.

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    It mentioned in the SVT 20th anniversary edition MM&FF that ford built the first 93 Cobra's because if they didn't they'd lose the rights to the name Cobra. The Cobra's been gone now for 10 years, I wonder how long it is before they need to use the name before they lose it? Is it 15 years? it must not be very long because ford had the King Cobra's in the late 70's so 93 would be about 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mach-ete View Post
    LOL at this statement, are you serial?
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    The Shelby is Cobra, the Cobra name belongs on a two seat roadster. Hopefully to compete with vipers/vettes

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