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Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by ac427cobra, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. cmb570

    cmb570 Member Established Member

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  2. redrockett

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  4. UOP Shadow

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    Getting ready for another 10 hours in the 13. It amazes me how comfortable this car is for a long haul. I'm glad this car has cruise control because it's so well mannered that you could be cruising along and look down to see triple digits on the speedo thinking you're only driving 65.
     
  5. Hendo741

    Hendo741 New Member Established Member

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    I've owned my '12 GT500 for a little over 2 months now (2 months and 2 days to be exact). Bought her back in mid april with only 6800 miles. Here's a pic:

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    So in that time the mileage is now well over 11,000 and took her autocrossing last weekend. Here's a run:



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    I continue to be surprised at a number of things about the Shelby. First is how mild mannered the car is when driven normally. It doesn't feel like a 500+ hp muscle car around town until you want it to, at which point it is a monster! Second is how well the car handles. I come from the hills of WV and took the Shelby back a few weeks ago. I was expecting to constantly be fighting the back wheels to stay planted and the handling to be terrible. What I learned was that after the initial body roll, the car sticks and corners nicely.

    I come from the import 4 banger community having owned a 02 Sentra SE-R, an 03 EVO 8, and a modified 13 WRX. I was quite worried that I would be disappointed in the car and my decision to trade my WRX in on it. Let me say that I am not, AT ALL! The car is a blast, and although doesn't inspire confidence the way the EVO or WRX did, It can handle the twisties all the same.

    I plan to continue to do autocross and am already planning a tire/suspension set up with my sights set on putting the hurt to some Corvettes.
     
  6. ShiftyThePirate

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    My first manual, 18k. on it. Sticks like glue on heavy turns, 1-2 could def be improved as the trans almost seems to make you want to yank it into that gear vs the NAG-1 auto 5-speed I had in the Challenger, and you could slap it into 1st @ 35-40mph, ain't no manual though, but on the Shelby ever other gear is fine. Other than that I'm addicted. The super-charger whine is amazing, I just hope Ford is as mod-friendly as my experience with Dodge\Chevrolet.
    My old ride vs new....
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    SRT without question turns more heads, only enthusiasts recognize the Shelby\Cobra. I love the power\handling and of course upgrade ability of the Shelby but I miss the looks the Challenger had throw-back wise, heads would always turn.

    No question about the as well, GT-500 SVT I trust more at high speeds\turns\everything, handles way better, and you can upgrade it out the wazoo, but I miss just being able to cruise by and heads turn. The SRT pulls those looks without you having to try. I do miss that factor.

    I'm a sucker for retro and I wish Ford would at least make a model of the Mustang that was performance oriented and also, retro-designed, 71 was just BEAST look wise.
     
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  7. Tob

    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Love the dog mod!
     
  8. UOP Shadow

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    Here's a picture from last weekend's cruise. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1405433418.144366.jpg
     
  9. Venomous94Cobra

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    hey guys ive owned several svt cobras mainly sn95 chassis but this is my new to me 08 gt500 I picked up about 3 weeks ago and I must say I really wish I would have bought one along time ago! 56k miles and 100% stock!....... for now.

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  10. CodyK7

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    Congrats. Looks clean
     
  11. Venomous94Cobra

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    thank you sir!
     
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  13. Bluestallion

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    New Member Here. Pic and mods below
     
  14. SCALECRAFT

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    Hi All

    I have a 2014. I seem to be having issues with loading pics. Same pics load at all the other sites.
     
  15. mikewillsmith

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    My 2007 project coming together.

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    My 08 after some suspension goodies
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  17. ShiftyThePirate

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    Here is mine!
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    Impressions...well I came from a Challenger SRT. GT-500 = every bump is brutal, forget going over them going 20mph, lol. A ton more power, feels a lot more agile, but rear-seats, forget it, might as well be a Vett. Scary powerful and capable though, makes my Challenger feel like a toy though it was one big ass cruiser with a lovely engine. This isn't a cruiser with power on tap, it is a bruiser, every bump is felt unlike the Challenger, and it def makes the driver be more tied into the vehicle. I do miss the sheer size and space, and comfortable ride the Challenger had though, and in SRT-trim it would ALWAYS turn heads, but the GT-500 is just a rush every time you punch it, once people see the Cobra, they understand what they are messing with :rockon:
     
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    white looks so good with the cowl hood
     
  19. JD-GT500

    JD-GT500 Member Established Member

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    My 2008 GT500 when it was at 705whp
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  20. PonyRazor

    PonyRazor New Member Established Member

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    Love my 2008 GT500KR! #0505
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