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GT500 beats cars 2-3x its price at Road Atlanta

Discussion in '2020+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by LostM, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Ramairgt1

    Ramairgt1 Get sum Established Member

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    When did these cars run at road Atlanta? Ive been watching that track like a hawk hoping to stumble upon them testing again.
     
  2. Voltwings

    Voltwings Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I personally don't see what the fuss is, who has EVER put stock in factory numbers?

    To my knowledge the private sector has almost always exceeded whatever factory 1/4 mile numbers are released, with the only exception that comes to mind being the Demon. Not to mention people ALWAYS question factory effort road course times, because of course they're biased.
    Nissan and Chevrolet have been busted for running non production vehicles (mainly non production tires) and trying to claim times, other manufacturers have been busted for non factory tunes... so what does Ford have to gain by posting a time that half the people out there aren't going to agree with anyways? Put it in the hands of the public and let it speak for itself. Seems very simple.

    I don't even see it being worth Ford's time or effort because only someone being incredibly, incredibly dense could deny what the GT500 is capable of at this point.
     
  3. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If I’m not mistaken, my ‘13 was delivered the same day all the media cars showed up at Road Atlanta, and reviews were out sometime after that.

    Personally, I think Ford knows they can sell these cars regardless of how they’re going to perform. Therefore, performance numbers being released just isn’t a priority.

    (Edit, YouTube video is from May 20th, my car showed up on the 18th)
     
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  4. 13COBRA

    13COBRA Resident Ford Dealer Premium Member Established Member

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    Ford didn't release numbers besides horsepower, torque and a 200+ top speed on the 2013 GT500 before deliveries. How quickly we forget.
     
  5. Ramairgt1

    Ramairgt1 Get sum Established Member

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    They tested May 15th, I took the videos
     
  6. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Gotcha. So super close to deliveries. I’d say there’s a little time still until we see anything concrete. (Aside from the crumbs, animations, and puzzle pieces Ford has thrown us)
     
  7. black92

    black92 Hot rod Lincoln Established Member

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    And I'll be swinging by the dealership to go for a ride when you get it. ;)
     
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    Gridlife they Had a Car, I drove against it. The driver was not pushing very hard.
     
  9. GTSpartan

    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Mclaren 720S MSRP $285K
    Porsche GT2 RS MSRP $293K
    Ferrari 488 GTB MSRP $250K
    Lambo Huracan MSRP $210K

    If the 500 runs with these cars, color me very impressed.

    Mr. Owens has put his foot in his mouth before. Let's hope he's accurate this time around.
     
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    Klaus Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    LOL
     
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    LOL is right. Such a stupid blanket statement saying beats cars in that price range... Well no shit... The civic type R can beat certain 300k cars. Another meaningless statement.
     
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  12. Serpent

    Serpent Bike or Cobra? Established Member

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    Gotta wait till a source that isnt ford is testing this car. I'd really like to know how these guys think it will be in the ball park of a zr1 when they are pushing basically the same power. Except the zr1 is 500lbs lighter, more grip, more aerodynamics.

    Right now this car needs to beat a zl1 1le. I'll be impressed if it can keep up (within 2 seconds) of a zr1.
     
  13. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Handlebar mustaches... PSSHHH! Established Member Established Member

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    Stupid thread is stupid.

    0/10 would not read again.
     
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  14. 02GTKB

    02GTKB Nolimits Established Member

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    Without a doubt it will beat a 1LE, the car if you have not been up to date may come in lighter than the "unofficial" weight that is out their now. Getting at the ZR1 will be a tall feat and may get it at certain types of tracks, speculations right now but very soon it will be reality, good or bad
     
  15. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The ZR1 is chock full of fiber and hits like Thor's own hammer. The GT500 is a brute with quite a bit of blubber around the edges. Why are they even mentioned in the same sentence?
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    “Thor’s blubber”. Name of my new band...
     
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    Because somebody (who might it be, hhhhmmmm take a guess) thinks it can hand a L to a 19 ZR1.......laughable.

    Tony
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    My blood runs as blue as most here. But having spent time in a ZR1 I'm convinced it won't even be close. Remove 400lbs from the heffer and it'd likely be much more interesting.
     
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    Cman01 hello Established Member

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    And the ZR will still be 200+ lbs lighter, you would need some "radical" weight loss for it to be "interesting".

    The ZR can also benefit from weight loss also, what's good for one is good for both.
     
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  20. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Not a chance. The GT3RS is running 26 which is right in line with the c7 zr1 and Winkler’s ACR time.

    The c7z ran low .30. If the 500 hits .28/.29 it’s a win. If it runs faster I’d be very surprised.

    I’m guessing 2/3 x price is a loaded GT3 which can get be close to $250k. There is not a 991.2 GT3 listed online so I’m assuming it was Ford’s for comp testing.
     

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