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2007 Shelby Weight Problem????

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by 1993cobramustan, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. 1993cobramustan

    1993cobramustan P'O'd SVT POSTER Established Member

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    According to the recent Jan and Feb magazine articles, weight of the car (coupe??) comes in at 3855 lbs, with 10 gals of gas, 4155 lbs. Has anyone looked at the 2004 cobra and done a comparison in weight and determined if the new Shelby is worth the extra bucks???? Based on the standard Corvette C6 times, is this car going to be any quicker?????
     
  2. blueovalkid

    blueovalkid Ford nut Established Member

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    The weight of the GT500 coupe is 3850. (at least that is what the mags are telling us) With ten gallons of fuel AND the driver it is 4155.
    Yes I wish the car was lighter too, but I dont believe the extra 200lbs that the car has over the 03-04 Cobra, is going to ruin the car either.

    The whole C6 comparison is irrelevant to me. I DONT want a Corvette! I want a Mustang! I wish everyone who keeps threatening to buy a Corvette instead, would... and then leave! Thats more for us! And dont let the door hit you on the ass on the way out! Rant off. :cuss:
     
  3. Phantom_LS2

    Phantom_LS2 bringing the pain!!! Established Member

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    4155lbs for a mustang is re-****ing-diculous...
     
  4. HISSMAN

    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    And people wonder why I went on a diet and lost 10 lbs.
     
  5. KenneSVT

    KenneSVT GOT BOOST?? Established Member

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    Right. That is an insane amount of weight for a mustang. :xpl:
     
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    G. El Dorado New Member Established Member

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    I agree 100%!
     
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    beabout New Member Established Member

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    Lets all trade up to a 06 Z06.....
     
  8. blueovalkid

    blueovalkid Ford nut Established Member

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    If I am going to trade up from a GT500, its not going to be a Z06. Its going to be to a Ford GT. :rockon:
     
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    Diggy Moe New Member Established Member

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    I'm a loyal mustang fan looking to buy a new stang.But the Shelby,doesn't do it for me.Roush,Steeda,and Saleen mustangs are over priced.So the competitor is the only choice.
    The january showing is when my mind will be made up.
     
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    badsube Rescue Chief Established Member

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    speaking of january, does anyone know the date of the first auto show scheduled? i just want to know when all the speculation will stop, although i think it's safe to say it will be one heavy piece of metal with one hell of a motor, but not much more.
     
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    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    it does not weigh 4100lbs. it weighs just over 200lbs more than the 03 cobra. and the 07 is a bigger car with a much bigger engine.
     
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    Jpjr New Member Established Member

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    i don't really see the weight argument? these cars have always been tanks.. and the shelby is proportionally larger just like the GT. its hp to weight should be very similar though right? and with the larger displacement that ratio should move faster as the boost turns up.
     
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    antirice66 New Member Established Member

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    The Detroit Auto Show is from Jan 14th through the 22nd.
     
  14. G. El Dorado

    G. El Dorado New Member Established Member

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    I'd go for a GT500E Super Snake with the 725hp supercharged 427.

    http://uniqueperformance.com/supersnakeGT500E.aspx
     
  15. SMOKE

    SMOKE Old School ROUSH Established Member

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    96-98: 3064 approx
    99-04: 3242 approx
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    Numbers are rough approximates, but the trend is apparent. Proportionally larger equates to heavier. The late model mustangs have gotten bigger and heavier and stiffer for better or worse.
     
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    Cichlids I8ASRT10 Established Member

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    When is the actually release date for the GT500 is it in the 1st quarter of 06?
     
  17. 01L2Cobra

    01L2Cobra Banned

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    Yea it is. The last Mustang to out weigh it was the 1969 GT500 vert and it was 4300lbs
     
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    badsube Rescue Chief Established Member

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    thanks man. i'll be looking forward to it.
     
  19. 1993cobramustan

    1993cobramustan P'O'd SVT POSTER Established Member

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    Detroit Show opens Jan 14...Press preview is on the 8th, so we might start getting info then.......
     
  20. 1993cobramustan

    1993cobramustan P'O'd SVT POSTER Established Member

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    First of all, we are comparing cars for another reason....Any manufacturer, can add some components to an existing car and say its the greatest since swiss cheese.....All we are saying is, if you are going to follow in the Shelby tradition, and for over 40,000.00...how about doing a little more engineering to replace some weight in the unibody, so that the car really has no equal....Chevrolet does it with the Corvettes, why can't Ford do it...(Aluminum block, lightweight body components......etc....etc....)
     

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