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Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by ADL, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. ADL

    ADL New Member Established Member

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    Hello,

    After buying a new 14 Mustang GT, I got into a clean, low miles 2010 GT500. I added VMP Gen 2, intake, throttle body, injectors, long-tube headers, overdrive crank pulley, heat exchanger, KB BAP, work/tunes by Horsepower Solutions in Newport News VA, … 690whp and about same torque.
    Absolutely trouble-free and an absolute blast to drive.
    I'm about a year out from paying off the note and mods and I'm thinking about what to do next.
    Prior to my initial Mustang, I was driving an older Porsche 911. It was also a blast to drive, but obviously a completely different animal.
    I don't think I want to go GT350 direction due oil consumption issues and not having a good understanding of reliability longer term. I also will wait to see what happens with the new GT500.
    I don't know where to go now? I thought about a new Mustang GT and supercharge it, or maybe going back to a Euro car (BMW M, Porsche Cayman S, etc..)
    Any advice?
     
  2. Handlebar Moustache

    Handlebar Moustache Well-Known Member Established Member

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    What are you lacking in the 2010? What do you want more of (or less of)?
     
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  3. 1 Alibi 2

    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ?????? Established Member

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    Sounds like you need a new project.
    Not sure what your goal was with the 2010, maybe there wasn't one.
    Where " YOU " should go from here would be pure guesswork for anyone @ SVTP.
    .....................Maybe a kit car ??
     
  4. ADL

    ADL New Member Established Member

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    Hello. Thanks for the valid questions/comments. I plan on keeping the 2010 GT500 and like the current config, performance, etc.. I didn't really have a goal with it other than to experience a pretty bada$$ street car, forced induction, loads of torque, brutal acceleration, etc.. On the streets, the GT500 is like riding around with a bullseye on my back. I'll continue to enjoy that.
    Of course, I like cars, lol... I'm just trying to figure out what's the next car that might give me a challenge. The 911 was a challenge to really drive to its capabilities. The GT500 has more capability than I can utilize... I'm still learning how to drive it.
    I don't have the income to pursue anything exotic, so I'm looking for something challenging from about <=$70K, new or used. I'm really all over the place with ideas. I'm about a year out on making a move, so I've got time to figure something out.
    Again, thanks for the comments/questions.
     
  5. FJohnny

    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Since you already have and plan to keep your 2010 thrill ride maybe you would enjoy experiencing the quite different thrill of living debt free for awhile. Watching wild unchecked asset growth can be pretty fun, at least for some people.

    If that doesn't do it for you it sounds like you should at least test drive a tuned TTRS. An over-powered go kart might be just what you need.

    Good luck with your decision. No losers either way.
     
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  6. Klaus

    Klaus Premium Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Litre bike gets my vote.
     
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  7. Yoda Master

    Yoda Master New Member

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    Go a different direction and get a Raptor to toy around with.. lol
     
  8. tvspower

    tvspower Active Member Established Member

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    Get a Girlfriend......
     
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  9. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    I don't think he wants to drain his bank account and still wants to keep his sanity. lol
     
  10. decipha

    decipha Active Member Established Member

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    a new GT with a turbo will do the job quite nicely
     
  11. biminiLX

    biminiLX never stock Established Member

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    Backdraft Cobra roadster with a TVS Coyote
    -J
     
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  12. 96gt02

    96gt02 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Personally if I was buying something else fun besides my gt500 id go 12/13 boss or gt350
     
  13. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    That's a pretty big budget for a toy. At that price cap, there are TONS of possibilities. What do you actually want out of the car? You want something for straight line running? Something for corner carving? Something for rock crawling? Something for overland running? With your budget, your possibilities are almost limitless. So, what do you want?

    Based on what you said said about your previous 911 and your current GT500 configuration, neither handling nor straight line speed are really your thing. Maybe look at a bro-dozer or Wrangler and hit the trails.
     
  14. tvspower

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    Go ride a Horse, find out what natural horsepower ls like......
     
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    Papaw Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I wouldn't recommend a horse. I bolted a TVS on the last one I had and the crazy thing just wouldn't stop bleeding.
    Total fail!
     
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    My suggestion is to drive the one you have more. It is way to easy to lose interest in them when they sit in the garage. I am guilty of this also, and go through the same thing every spring. Then I start driving the GT500 and realize there is nothing affordable that I could replace it with. My $.02
     
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    tvspower Active Member Established Member

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    You put it on the wrong end........
     
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  18. tvspower

    tvspower Active Member Established Member

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    Papaw. I'm thinking , my dog likes your dog......
     
  19. GT Premi

    GT Premi Well known member Established Member

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    This is true. I rarely drive my R. (Actually, I rarely drive both my Shelbys.) Not because I don't want to, though, but rather because I work from home full time. So I have no real reason to drive it other than for leisure. I lose interest in it after a while and begin wondering if I should just sell it to someone who would drive it more. Then I drive it and think to myself, "I love this car!" and just keep it in the stable.
     
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  20. lexustech48

    lexustech48 RIP FoMoCo 1903-2014 Premium Member Established Member

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    @cgaulzetti turned his GT500 into a beast of a road car

    Question about coilovers???

    He uses his car for pleasure and to advertise his business, but Id say he rather enjoys the way his car drives. You addressed the power, now addres how to put it to the ground AND how she goes around corners. Thats where Id go.
     

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