In 2016 and 2017, all advertisements that stated "most track capable Mustang yet" had photos of the track pack car.Well ford did drop the ball for the 2016 and 2017 selling non track pack Gt350s and advertising them as track ready. At least in 2018 they made all GT350 track pack cars.
I dunno how to feel about this.
Part of me thinks that buyers should of known that buying the 350 with the additional coolers, with the idea that they would run it at the track is obvious. There's clearly a large amount of buyers who buy high HP cars just to say they own it. There's also a good amount who buy it to use it to it's potential/get their moneys worth.
But at the same time the 350 was listed as a curve eating Mustang with a 5.2L that had to be revved out to get the full experience of the flat crank engine. Can't really experience that if 4 minutes into winding out the engine the car goes limp mode. If I was looking to buy a mustang in 16/17 I would of liked to have navigation/tech features and coolers. Kind of silly to me Ford didn't offer that early on in the non R packages.
Whatever the outcome is, on the surface at least it was a bad look for Ford.
IIRC the cost to add the coolers wasn't cheap, right?
It was much cheaper to add the touchscreen, than the coolers. I know people who did both.
In the end, Ford made a track version to track, and a tech version to enjoy on the street. If you were going to track a car and they made your car with and without coolers, which would you purchase? No-brainer. Ford will lose this lawsuit because they're a big-bad manufacturer, and the judge will undoubtedly drive a Tesla.
I also don't know what kind of idiot gets a "tech" pack car to track when a "track pack" car exists with oil coolers...
But... There have been dumber lawsuits..
In 2016 and 2017, all advertisements that stated "most track capable Mustang yet" had photos of the track pack car.
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This was a marketing failure at the corporate level. Anything after that is secondary.
Getting an R in '15/'16 was near impossible unless you were willing to fork over an insane amount of ADM or got extremely lucky. So the masses were left with the regular GT350 to choose from. I recall a large number of dealers ordering the Tech Package for their showroom. I knew I'd be disappointed with the 4" screen and "entertainment" system on the Track Package and I was. I'd have rather just gotten the damn delete but Ford marketing struck again and product planners decided that would only be available on the R model.
It was very frustrating and as an enthusiast it really pissed me off that such a well engineered car got screwed up by the people that had nothing to do with the engineering aspect. I feel like the GT500 "Golden Ticket" was a continuation of that idiocy but what can you do other than complain, or buy the Base car and do it your way.
Im assuming you haven't taken the time to go over the important details on that one, it was too hot and McD's got what they deserved