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  1. PIPO

    PIPO Well-Known Member Established Member

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    36E8A197-8BED-4C67-95C6-D3AC6218C72D.jpeg On race gas and drag radials?!! I hope this is not true.
     
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    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    Dodge needs race gas & a tune to get that " 840 " hp !!
    ..............& drag radials to make that hero run.
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    PIPO Well-Known Member Established Member

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    But it came like that from the factory.

    The 500 doesn’t come with DRs or a race tune...unless they are working on a package for the drag racers. Now that would be cool. Although the numbers aren’t impressive, so far.
    For me, it’s about buying a better car than what I currently owned. Especially if I have to come up with $20-$25k on top. I want this car to convincingly outperform my C7Z.
     
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    paluka21 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I remember seeing an OLD (circa 2016/2017) video of two mustangs at a drag strip (Florida perhaps) that was supposedly captured by a passer-by. The cars in question were rumored to be the new GT500 in dev and test. I believe at the time one of the cars captured was running right around this time: [email protected] 120’s+.
    It’s my opinion that the once the new GT500 is fully ready for showtime, it will trap better than 120’s and most likely click off 10.8 or better in stock form without race gas or drag radials.
    Anyone familiar with the video / content I am referring to?
     
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    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    4200# race weight means with driver to me. So approximately 4000# without driver?
    And the should have tried some E85 …:)
    -J
     
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    PIPO Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I thought about that too. I hope that’s the case here. Maybe this is why they haven’t release official numbers, cause they know those numbers aren’t that impressive.
    And I yes, I get it, “this is not a drag car” but we are Americans, we like to go fast in a straight line. It doesn’t matter what they were built for, we compare them at the strip.
     
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    LostM Well-Known Member Established Member

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    how old is that post? its not inconceivable that it is in fact true, but if from 2 years ago, or even 2 months ago, using a race fuel and low boost/timing ect while tuning a prototype car on the track, is likely, and old news
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's getting to the point where I'm starting to take not only some "automotive journalists" and their respective comments with a grain of salt but even people that are involved with the GT500 program in some way. This time around, so far, you've had to work a bit to find individual details such that you get an accurate and more complete understanding of this car.

    So this quote caught me eye...

    Monster Mustang Shelby GT500 revealed at Detroit auto show

    Some engineers said that the CF Track Pack wheels would save 60 lbs over those on the base GT500. Seems a bit high but ok. As to the RSD, I believe the GT500 delete will be near identical to that of the GT350R. I did the RSD on my own GT350 and the savings were documented as follows...

    Based on what I have seen of the GT500's interior the RSD panel looks near identical to that of the GT350R.

    GT350R rear seat delete panel...
    _GT350%20RSD-L.jpg

    GT500 rear seat delete panel...
    _2020%20GT500%20RSD%20panel-X3.jpg

    It is a very lightweight composite panel that makes up the bulk of the replacement assembly.

    I'll assume the 60 lb wheel savings is legit for sake of argument. As I mentioned, it's been in print and from a number of sources. Here's one...

    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: All the Engineering Details


    So the savings total between the CF wheels and the RSD should actually be just over 90 lbs. This assumes that Ford hasn't lightened the rear seat assemblies from the non CF Track Package GT500's over that of the GT350 rear seat assembly. Maybe, just maybe, the CF Track Pack car sneaks in at under 4100.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Didnt dave aay 10.8 @ 130+ with avg drivers stock?
     
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    conceptmachine Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah, I believe I read 10's in the 130s
    But also:
    At least as fast as the most expensive Corvette in a line.

    That quote aroused me.
     
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    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If dbk and sid have eluded to [email protected], why are we discussing a thread about [email protected]?

    Am I being too jarring to say wtf is the point of this thread?

    Fear not. If this info is correct, it’s been rectified by Ford already. Maybe a preliminary test car with a soft calibration sucked but the car we have seen is faster than this.
     
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    It’ll be faster than 127, that’s for damn sure.


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    I’ve had passes in the 12’s at 109 when my nitrous controller shit itself. That was in a 125mph bolt on 150shot car.

    My point is bad runs happen.

    #allrunsmatter
    #badruns<gt500potential
    #gt500_2
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I thought the guy that caught Bigfoot on camera had died. Interesting.
     
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    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Dude needs some simple editing tools for his newest Blair Witch movie. Mainly cut...
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    Funny.... lol

    When Demon runs 9.8-9.9s stock, people crucify Dodge. When new Shelby runs less than advertised... “bad runs happen”.... LoL!

    #ALLCARSMATTER!
     
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    A) ford hasnt advertised shit
    B) that source of 10.8 @ 127 has no proof
    C) lets wait till the car is actually produced to call something a bad run...
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Premium Member Established Member

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    LoL at ford not advertising “shit”....

    exact figures arent out, but the car was stated as 10.8 in the 130s with average conditions and average driver.
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Not by ford. And who knows what state these pre production cars were in
     

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