Mustang returns to GT racing...

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  1. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    #1 writerguy, Apr 5, 2004
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    Now this should make the road racing folks happy...

    from Ford Media "The muscular Ford Mustang GT-R rekindles the legend?s road racing glory and the magic of 5.0-liter Mustangs in a stunning racing concept making its world debut today. The Mustang GT-R signals a potential future race car, while honoring four decades of performance glory just days before Mustang?s 40th anniversary."
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  3. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    "If Ford were smart" = "selling a street version of this car"
  4. Chevarri

    Chevarri Formula Junior

    Jan 20, 2003
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    Mustang Challenge Stradale? :)
  5. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    Lightweight RPS body panels with carbon fiber hood, aero devices, instrument panel, interior door panels and floor heal pads

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  6. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    I really hate to say it but damn.. yeup, I'd buy one in a few years!
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  8. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    little birdies tell me to expect a "Shelby" version of this car for the street
  9. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    i am really liking this stuff ford is doing. Gm sucks for killing off the trans am.
  10. JSinNOLA

    JSinNOLA F1 World Champ
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    Wow, I used to never really like Mustangs all that much, but this might be something to consider in the future.

    Anyone know if there are any stats for an "SVT" or "Cobra" version of the new Mustang. The only numbers I have seen so far are for the base model and the GT.
  11. djoex

    djoex Karting

    Dec 7, 2003
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    damn! that mustang looks awesome, as someone said before ford should sell something like that as street version... maybe this is how a future cobra or svt will be like. I liked the new regular and gt mustang concepts but this car is way better.
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  13. anotherguy

    anotherguy F1 Rookie

    Feb 22, 2004
    In a former life I as a Chevy LS1(still lots of torquey tire shredding fun!) guy and, obviously was not not a big fan of mustangs. I have to admit that I like the new mustang. Ford seems to have gotten it together and well lately. The design of the new mustang(not the GTR above) impressed me the minute I saw it. It pays homage to the original mustang models without looking forced or dated. Very clean. And then there is the GT but that has been discussed to death here.

    I am all for an American car company actually turning out a product that people want, instead of something people will settle for. Bob Lutz did a great job at Chrysler in getting some cool cars(love them or hate them it is cool that they actually produced the Viper, the Prowler and the PT Cruiser. None of those are the cookie cutter attempts at competing with the Japanese on uneven ground that have plagued the big three.). Ford seems to be getting the idea that to sell cars they have to make cars that people lust after. Even if they can't afford the GT, they like the idea of driving a car built by the same compnay the makes it. It's kind of like the people who buy Monte Carlo's because of Nascar even though they have essentially nothing in common. Now if only GM can get their act together and remove the immense overlap from their product lines, things could get interesting!

  14. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

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    I could see a nice Hertz "Rent-a-Racer" version too. :)
  15. Erich

    Erich Formula 3

    Sep 9, 2003
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    Its funny.

    Last night on the Mustang usenet group, this car was universally assailed as "Rice" Especially the wing.

    66 Mustang 69 Mach1 06 Cobra?
  16. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

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    What does Nibblesworth have to say? I have to admit, it looks pretty cool, I like the side exhausts.
  17. F40

    F40 F1 Rookie

    Apr 16, 2003
    Another GT350H would be nice!
  18. C. Losito

    C. Losito Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2003
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    I would buy that car. I would trade my C36 for that car...if I could get it in silver. Way to go Ford! Chrysler, please refer to my avatar for your repremand. WHERE'S MY CHARGER?
  19. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I see what you're saying... but they must face that the young demographic "muscle cars" were originally meant to target has these tastes and preferences now. It's a big $$ demographic, and Ford needs a new generation of loyal buyers.

    Let's face it, many of the people my age (24) would have NEVER bought a Ford product over a Japanese or German (or Italian :) import. Two years ago I was pretty confident in saying I would never own an American car. But I think this wave of the new Mustang, the GT and the Shelby Cobra could win back some younger buyers who have a lifetime of car needs to fill.
  20. Willis360

    Willis360 F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2001
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    I like it. The wing's a bit over the top though. Might be a nice car to fling around on track days. Probably easier and cheaper to live with than a Challenge car. Ford is coming up with some great stuff.
  21. L8Braker

    L8Braker Formula 3

    Nov 10, 2003
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    I am speechless........the first Mustang I've ever liked! hahaha

    That thing really looks good and man what a track car that would be!
  22. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 20, 2003
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    Nice to see the kiss of Fastback gracing the lines. Do initial reports conclude that the wing is a necessity for handling, like on the Subaru?
  23. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    The bit of barge board wing is just for the Track, like most vehicles a Wing is mostly a cosmetic affectation unless the vehicle is running at top speeds and is in need of the aerodynamic forces. the street version is supposed to be a lot tamer than that But that Street Version is not really a reality yet
  24. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
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    See there, they always have to "tame" the street versions of these incredible concept cars, IMO that's wrong! I have owned 2 Mustangs years ago and they were a great bang for the buck and quite easy to modify but to "castrate" what appears to be a great car is wrong. They should sell it EXACTLY as it currently appears.
  25. writerguy

    writerguy F1 Veteran

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    John look at the data in the first post on this and the Hp ratings are there

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