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  1. Nativetroy

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    pretty amazing. 650lb feet of torque. Egad
     
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    Square tire car, it will handle on the as well as it looks.
     
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    Is it the same flat-plane crank engine as the GT350, only supercharged? Or is it a more traditional engine?
     
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    From the C&D article:

    Very similar engine with a cross-plane crank and big-ass supercharger.

    First crash is going to be on someone's ride home from the dealership.
     
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    That, or a test drive by a dealer employee.
     
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    The 15 year old inside me absolutely loves it. And thats not an insult, its a compliment.
     
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    I am not in the market to buy anything, at least not for a bit, but more and more lately I keep feeling like DD'ing one of these uber-muscle cars would be a blast. I cannot wait to see how it stacks up against the Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Hellcats/Demons.
     
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    Even if the Mustang didnt quite match the performance, its so much better looking that its the one Id choose.
     
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    As much as I’d love a stick, I really like that Ford upped the trans to the DCT. Carbon brake option would be cool, it just having carbon wheels sets it apart.
    I look at the GT350 and GT500 as Ford’s version of the GT3 and GT2. One is the perfectly balanced canyon weapon, the the others close to that, but with an engine that hits like a sledgehammer if you’re brave enough.
     
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    I'd need to see it in person to really judge. I like the Camaro quite a bit too.
     
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    Personally, i'm loving it.

    People will complain about: no manual trans (ok, i'll complain about that too), and too damn heavy
     
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    A couple yrs ago I daily drove a new CTS-V coupe for 2 yrs. What a blast, the hp, aggressive sound and stance was so retro, a throw back to my teenage muscle car years. These new muscle cars has me rethinking my dd. I believe a 'Cuda is due out too...
     
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    I daily drive a 2014 GT500, now with 65k miles. It's great. Just a fun, simple car that puts a dumb #ss grin on my face when I bring the revs up and mash the throttle. Yet, the car is docile around town and handles surprisingly well (except on broken pavement) considering the solid rear axle. It's the car I would've wanted in high school, if such a car existed back then. I have to imagine that the new GT500 is going to be even better.

    I do like that my car is lighter and has a 6 spd manual trans though.
     
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    The previous GT500 had 630 ft-lbs of torque, so pretty much the same ballpark (and the new GT500 is heavier than the previous version). But now from a 5.2L vs former 5.8L engine.
     
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    Doesn't Audi have a trademark on that grille surround shape? Maybe somebody needs to run for pinks?
     
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    I may be in the minority--but I think I would actually pick the 350R. Flat plane crank engine with less power--but the benefit is you can hear it sing a little more.

    I would be curious how much weight can be taken out of a 350R.
     
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    I'm a big Mustang fan, and have owned a couple, but for some reason, the GT500 just doesn't do a whole lot for me. Part of it is that I feel like it's old hat for manufacturers to slap a blower on a big engine and get a big hp car. I know I SHOULD be impressed by a 700+ hp factory Mustang, but I'm just not... I'm also not fond of the styling of the car: the front end is too busy for me, and I'm not a fan of the blacked out front bumper. I saw a photoshop with it body colored with stripes, and I thought it looked a lot better. I suppose it does set the car apart from other Mustangs though. I'm also not a fan of the wing on the carbon fiber pack. I know it's inspired by the GT4 race car, but it looks out of place to me. I've always thought the 2015+ Mustangs had really clean lines, and the GT500 loses some of those.

    With that said, there's still a lot to like here for people that are in the market for a super high hp car. The Brembo equipped Mustangs have great brakes, and I assume the GT500 will be no exception. I also like the fact that they've gone with a dual clutch instead of a torque converter automatic. A manual option would be nice for those interested, but I feel like this type of car is a "numbers car"--something that is so powerful you can't really take advantage of it on the street, so the bench racing numbers are very important, and a dual clutch will help get those 0-60 and 1/4 mile times down. Plus it should be pretty consistent for drag racers.

    I personally like the GT350 more, and I think it's a little more special with the Voodoo engine. I'm sure the GT500 would be a blast on the track though!
     
  23. Dragster

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    I'm with you on the GT350R--I'd even take a regular 350 over the 500. As far as the weight, I suppose it all comes down to what you're willing to live with. The R already has carbon fiber wheels and no back seat, but you could likely take out quite a bit of carpet and sound insulation in the interior and trunk, I suppose.
     
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    Like the look. A bit Galpin/Fisker in the grille opening. First time no GT500 nomenclature in the rocker panel stripe?
     
  25. 95spiderman

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    I like it and prefer it over a bmw m4 but you know its going to have big trouble putting that power down to the ground. why is that always a problem for the domestics? corvette, camaro, mustang, challengers always have extra 100hp over the imports but are slower because they cant keep traction. anyway kudos to ford for 1st dct in American sports car!
     

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