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Anyone else frustrated with Ford over the next GT500?

Discussion in '2019+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by biminiLX, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. 2000GTSTANG

    2000GTSTANG Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I was going to mention
    I was going to mention those as well! Give me either one of those SUVs and Id be happy.
     
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    Interesting. I can see hybrids taking prominence in the future, but not EVs. I still don't see how they can ever be practical enough to replace ICE vehicles. Currently, we have approximately 1,000 years of untapped oil & natural gas reserves (that we know of...could be more?). There is no shortage. It's all about 'climate change' hysteria and global companies jumping on the bandwagon. Well, I'll never purchase an EV or hybrid, for that matter.
     
  3. tt335ci03cobra

    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Here’s the problem with electric vehicles. They only “work” in limited circulation right now.

    There were 2,000,000 ev’s sold world wide last year. At $.12/kWh, and an average consumption of 50kwh per 100 miles (34 is the claim but nobody gets that in a city), the actual cost is $6 to drive 100 miles. A 30mpg ice vehicle costs $6.75-7.25 driver dependant to do the same task.

    Thing is we have an economic and functioning system to supply a half billion cars with fuel every few days.

    We do not have a power grid now or we’ll into the future that is even remotely close to offering this level of freedom to drive and travel.

    The only way electric cars could work as the replacement for the current car population is if actually annual travel dropped to about 750 miles, and was so superfluous and uninhibited that nearly optimum speed was always maintained.

    That’s not realistic. It makes more sense from a consumption perspective to put a nuclear reactor in every car, or get the engine to work off of blood. Blood is literally more readily available for this type of scenario than electricity.

    Large cities have minor brown outs on a bi weekly basis sometimes 5 times a day. Tell me how an already over worked grid is supposed to charge up all these cars.

    We have a shortage of blood in this country as well but at least there is a literal supply of it currently. Switching cars from a fuel source that works, is relatively cheap, and abundant for one that has a larger footprint due to its lesser equivalent energy per measurable usage is as moronic as claiming the vehicle itself is suddenly better for the environment when it literally will leave behind radioactive isotopes, and a horribly inefficient battery cell.

    A 1957 Chevy driven 300,000 miles has a smaller carbon footprint than a 50,000 mile Toyota Prius.

    The electric car is a way to make electricity so expensive it has no viable way to be purchased, so that it is only attainable via rations. Play the chess game. It’s designed to drive scarcity of an essential resource.
     
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    lexustech48 Well-Sized Member Established Member

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    I hope more people buy hybrids and electric cars. More gasoline and ethanol for my Shelby
     
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    " The electric car is a way to make electricity so expensive it has no viable way to be purchased, so that it is only attainable via rations. Play the chess game. It’s designed to drive scarcity of an essential resource."
    No matter what reason a government gives for anything, the real answer is always "to take more control over your life."
     
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    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This all said, this generation of GT500 will probably be excellent. I don’t see them doing anything electric, or unabashedly stupid. It should shape up to be a very well received, very enjoyable car.

    And if you listen to audio samples of test cars, they are manuals.
     
  7. Darth Racer

    Darth Racer Member Established Member

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    Exactly
     
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    MarcSpaz Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Reveal is over. No GT500. Just a bullet.

    LAME!

    Guess I am going to look for a 2013/14 GT 500 or GT350R. Got to make up my mind. Tired of waiting.

    Oh, yea... 2020 Mach 1 is gonna be electric. I'm starting to really dislike the direction Ford is taking the Mustang.
     
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  9. bpmurr

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    and a hybrid Mach 1 for 2020....5.0L V8 + Electric + AWD...lights out Tesla Roadster
     
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    I mean, you could have just listened when I said it wouldn't be at NAIAS.
     
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    I said I didn't think it was gonna be there either. Doesn't mean a man can't dream.
     
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    Yeah, well, let's just say freaking out about what was shown a minute ago is... premature.
     
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    Bingo! I even tried telling people in here to read a few pages back were you posted that.


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  14. tones_RS3

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    Yeah, pretty disappointing Marc.
    I was looking at low mileage '13 and '14 GT500/one owner cars out there last night. Search set for 5k miles and less. Not much out there at all.
    I didn't really spend a lot of time looking though.
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'm impressed with the fact that they bumped up the power in the Bullitt over that of the GT.
     
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    BlksvtCobra01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    There is a few on eBay.


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    BlksvtCobra01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What are the numbers? I just googled and saw the jalopinik article but no numbers.


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    Who's freaking out? The Bullet is awesome, everything else was lame... converting the Mustang to a hybrid is a betrayal to the cars history.

    I have know idea when the new GT500 is going to be released, but I don't feel like waiting anymore. If another opportunity comes around, I'm not waiting anymore. That opinion hardly qualifies as freaking out.
     
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    I think I made a mistake selling mine. It only had 3500 miles on it.
     
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  20. tones_RS3

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    I agree 100%.
     
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