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2020 GT500 Underhood shots

Discussion in '2019+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by Tob, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Who says it’s faster than a GT?
     
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    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I think it’ll lap VIR in the low 2:40/high 2:30 Range, that swaps well with the 647hp FGT.

    I think it’ll lap leguna around 1:33 which is close to the gt.

    Considering all things I think the gt500 will be about as quick as a Ford gt streetcar.
     
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  3. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    The GT ran .38 at Vir with more in it. The 500 will be at least 2 seconds behind.
     
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    Lots of plastic under there. Let the mods begin !!
     
  5. paluka21

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    While Ford could do a better job of organizing the engine bay, I feel that the aftermarket for mustangs have done a very respectable job designing and producing quality dress-up parts in the past. Some may say that paying premium for a Shelby should warrant an already aesthetically appealing engine bay, however what is acceptable for some may not be for others. So, its subjective in nature.
    If I purchase a car like this, I would most likely buy aftermarket dress up parts anyways, so the lack of under hood organization doesn't really bother me.
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Maybe for a lap or two it’ll be somewhat close. The GT will walk away from it over the course of a 20 min session though. That SC heat will catch up with it sooner or later.
     
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  7. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That's a huge wildcard, heat soak. Will the GT500 be able to go toe to toe with the ZL1 1LE in serious heat/humidity without going into limp mode first?
     
  8. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    They’ve literally had years to develop a 1LE beater. It would be the fail of the century if it doesn’t come out on top in every performance metric.
     
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  9. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I hear you there. My concern is with (what could be) a near 100hp bump over the ZL1-1LE that it'll hit and exceed the cooling threshold much quicker. Hopefully the huge hood opening and optimized aero give the cooling system as much help as possible at speed.
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    True.
    I think Ford has one of the most aftermarket options out of all the Big 3 for just about anything on a Mustang.
     
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    Now the stake are even higher for Ford with Chevrolet releasing a 10 speed ZL1 1LE this month after Ford debut the GT500.
     
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    A 10a and a dct are worlds different on a track. I’d rather have a manual than the 10a on a track.

    A year or two ago, Randy Phobst tested a manual and auto zl1 (if I recall) same day/track and the manual was faster in his hands by a bit of a second.

    Thing is, a slow downshifting auto is very frustrating on a circuit, and the paddles become laughably innacurate. Click. Wait. Gears down.

    Dct is loaded and waiting, entirely different thing. Clickshift. Bam. It’s instant.

    Go flog an 8a z06 and a 7spd z06, you’ll see.
     
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    Agreed. Will be interesting to see how the DCT performs and hopefully negates the Camaros weight advantage. The real question is will Chevy drop in the 755hp ZR1 engine to the Camaro. I’m still confident in the GT500 combo wins out, but weight is always the wildcard.
    -J
     
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    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Wow, can you imagine if they did that?? If it had the 755HP and 715TQ? I would imagine that they would sell a lot of them. Heck, I might even be interested! lol
    The best part,......walk into any Chevrolet dealership and place your order. I wish Ford would make that way for the new GT500 as well.
     
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    Won’t help with the weight issue though...


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  16. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    HudsonFalcon Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Twister Orange is stunning.
     
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    This car is stunning!


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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I keep staring at it and wondering if I could ever do orange.

    The test for me is what does the car look like a few years down the road...an ugly anomaly or really good the entire time.
     
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    So I asked myself the same question when I bought my go mango hellcat back in 2016.....well here I am in 2019 and almost 80k miles on it and the color has “aged” well on me. I was mildly worried it might get to be too much but that just hasn’t been the case. IMG_0996.JPG


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