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Title: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on September 13, 2018, 11:42:41 AM
Here it is: 740 HP, less than 3700 lbs and hits dealers a year from now. 
https://speedtwitch.com/2020-shelby-gt500-leaked-ahead-of-debut/

Waiting for the performance tests, price and evaluations. 
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on September 13, 2018, 12:52:14 PM
And it is going the way of high performance exotics with just paddle shifters and 10 speed auto.  No stick.
https://speedtwitch.com/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-will-not-have-a-manual-transmission-option/

This is actually an amazing auto in track mode as it holds the revs at max toque (about 5250 rpm) as it goes up and down the gears in a microsecond.  After experiencing it in a 2018 Mustang GT on the Sonoma road Course, I am sold on it.  Takes awhile to learn the paddles if you want  to use them, but really no need. 
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on September 14, 2018, 07:12:37 AM
Nope, still like my manuals and a lot cheaper at rebuild time.  Yeah the 10speed auto has a faster 0-60 and better for drag racing but with no track in our future and self driving cars, green utopia, and a choo coho that will save the Hawaiian kingdom from its impending demise, not to mention the 150k selling price after ADM, I'll pass.  The best deal out there with an X plan is a GT premium PP.  A Bullitt without the crazy markup, just add a blower and you're pretty much set....I'll take mine in Oxford White with red leather interior, in homage to my 1991 Fox that has probably gone off to a grunt thrashing.....I better stop before I weep.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on September 14, 2018, 08:29:32 AM
True.  A new 460 HP Pony GT with track pack performance  and A/T at MSRP (ha, ha, ha) or better is an amazing cruiser for log jam traffic here with the hope of having a clear road for a few stretches sometimes.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on October 18, 2018, 05:19:52 PM
More on the 2020 GT500:
https://jalopnik.com/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-this-is-it-1829850032
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on October 19, 2018, 05:33:57 PM
Hmmmm.  So when will Happy trade in his R is the next question? They'll give him 20k for his and he'll have to put down 130k.  Wish I was the salesman on that transaction.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on October 19, 2018, 09:36:19 PM
Then run in and get his R model for a good used car price.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on October 20, 2018, 06:38:14 AM
LOL, yeah, at what 85k....even Al Yim wasn't that greedy.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on January 14, 2019, 07:22:39 PM
Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show today without the two big questions answere: MSRP and actual HP. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReHGi8Hcayk

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-detroit-auto-show/


Me?  I'll wait to se what hapnns after the Shelby American shop makes it into a Super Snake model out of its shop.  Not telling what is going there for the last year under wraps.



Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on January 14, 2019, 07:46:52 PM
First 2020 GT500 cold start Rumble:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhHrvI4RxM8

Does not go on sale until November 2019...
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on January 15, 2019, 05:27:22 AM
You know it's funny I got a text from Randall yesterday on this subject.  We discussed Happy and his trading his 350R for this one.  I think the guy likes to get financially hammered.  Of course, he said wait for Happy to trade, then get the R for mid 40-50k.  Yep, it would be an incredibly good buy but only if the Cutter crew is willing to discount, which I think not.  I spec'd out a 2019 PP 1 with 401A and red leather interior, mentioned that I had X plan from MCA.  Yeah they honor the X plan, but it comes with a "mandatory" dealer paint sealant at $1,700, which puts it back at almost MSRP.  Also, they're saying incentives don't apply as it is a special order.  They also advertised the Hyland Green Bullit at 900k over MSRP on their website, yet at the dealer it's 5k over.  Been advertised like that for over a month.  I guess these clowns like paying flooring interest while they sit on the lot with no takers except for brain dead military bone heads wanting to spank Mopars and Chevys.  I really like the new ones but if they're up to the same old game playing BS, they can keep it.  Plus here's the kicker....they need a non refundable deposit to show that I'm serious.   Ummm, the car isn't specd like a Snoop DeVille, so even if I bail, they'll still sell it......this is why I hate car dealers and why it's becoming harder to be a Ford fan, not to mention the brain dead CEO they have now.  It's hold out to the highest bidder.....sorry homey don't play that.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on January 15, 2019, 05:48:44 AM
Here's another thing...Commie Asses for The Environment (CAFE) has skewed the marking of auto manufacturers to SUVs not the shibai of the "public" demanding SUVs and trucks.  We got along fine in the 1960s and 1970s with sedans, wagons and coupes.  Since when do people today haul around so much crap? Plus the moms with one child driving a large minivan with 1 kid.  The very ones that scoff at Performance car drivers for them being fuel hogs when the reverse many times is true.  Bottom line, Americans are hoarders of crap and need to purge themselves every so often so there's no need for the mommy van. 

Carroll Shelby saw through a lot of the BS......Jim Hackett is knee deep in it and the flies are carrying him away.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on January 15, 2019, 05:52:30 AM
That thing is loud.....when you see what I've done to my GT, I'm going for less rasp, more deep tones.  I'm beyond the Corsa screech crowd.....they'll all be doing hearing implants in their golden years. 
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on January 15, 2019, 03:37:14 PM
Met a guy in Hawaii Kai with a blue 2016 GT350 (street) and usues it a daily driver from town to Kalama Valley.  He brokered it out of California because of stupid local ADM on new and used limitedproduction cars.  It has 27,000 miles on it because it loves to be driven. Saw him again on his way home.  Instead of turning at Koko Marina to go down Lunalili Home road to get home, he goes up the hill via Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach coastline to run the curves to get home.  Now that is how you enjoy your ride!

There is a black 350 R model that goes in and out around Portlock.  Not sure f it is Happy's old ride or another R from somewhere else.  No front license plate for me to check. 
Damn, this neighborhood is now swarming with new GT350 Mustangs, a couple of Bullits, GT500s Lambos, Ferraris, Masarattis and scores of Teslas.  A restored Fox GT with inappropriate power adder and exhaust would be a welcome sight and sound for a change!
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on January 18, 2019, 08:16:09 AM
There is hope for the  extra left pedal users:
https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-shows/detroit-auto-show/a25889205/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-dct-manual-possible/

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Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 01, 2019, 10:58:19 AM
The new 2020 GT500 is set to release on January 14, 2019.

Probably not a good time for those in the throws fo winter hell, but great for the defrosted states.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Cathy69Stang on February 04, 2019, 11:17:12 AM
Going to visit the museum in April  ;D :rockon:
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 04, 2019, 07:00:42 PM
Make sure you go on the free factory and Heritage Collection tour. Check theck the schedule at: http://www.shelbyamerican.com/?topic=museum&art=SHC


Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Cathy69Stang on February 06, 2019, 04:27:59 PM
Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 06, 2019, 04:42:41 PM
I also find the 10:30 AM tour usually better.  The crowd can vary from twenty to over 40 people with higher counts on Saturdays or if there is a special event in town, like NASCAR.  You might also catch a life radio show:  Rick Titus, Drivers Talk Radio.  Rick is the son of legendary driver Jerry Titus (if you don know his driving abilities in the 65 GT350R racing years, look it up).   He may have some spcial automotive guests that ae quite well known.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 06, 2019, 04:44:54 PM
Also, there is a live video cam in the museum area so you canveryfy to the members that you are there and not at the gaming tables!  The video cam access is posted on the shops' web site.   Smile and wave!
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Cathy69Stang on February 08, 2019, 03:11:30 PM
  ;D
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 08, 2019, 07:05:41 PM
Fun to watch, new Ford GT on the road.  Doesn't sound like a normal 6 banger!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbHUAS1d9yQ&t=48s

Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Joe Babooze on February 15, 2019, 01:02:55 PM
That's the inherent problem......I don't care about the HP, it still sounds like a Nissan GTR......Carroll Shelby would be
rolling in his grave.
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 15, 2019, 05:49:54 PM
Um, maybe not if he liked the performance and handling.
"shel was involved with the inline 6 Toyota 2000 GT. 
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/2000gt-when-shelby-raced-the-toyotas/

At the Las Vegas factory, Shelby American while CS was alive came out with the:
Shelby CS6/8 production kit.
Shelby, along with Paxton, also designed a new variant based on the V6 Mustang. Modifications include a supercharged motor producing 350 horsepower (260 kW), 20" wheels bearing the Shelby name and the Cobra moniker on each side and the decklid, a 2" drop in suspension, Baer/Shelby 14-inch front and rear brakes, an aggressive front fascia and a dual exhaust. Shelby also created the CS8, a 4.6-liter V8 variant of the CS6. The Shelby CS6/8 was not available as a factory release. However, Shelby had made the CS6/8 kit available for purchase. But then the contract with Hertz GT-H came, and only a handful of CS6/8' were built, making them one of the rarest cars ever built by Shelby.

Then there were the turbo charged4 cyl Dodge OMNI GLHS

He also raced in lots of 6 cylinder cars: Austin Healy, Masarati, Ferrari and even 4 cylinger MGs. 

CS probably understood the engineering and racing reasons for the twin turbo 6 as he was always interested in new powerplant engineering.  You did know that he built a hydrogen powered Cobra working with USC engineering back in 2004.  The red H2 Cobra was on display ot the Heritage Collection for years until it was sold about two years ago.

No short answers from da portagee Shelby guy!
Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on February 26, 2019, 08:43:10 AM
More Ford pre-sale hype:
http://2020gt500.ford.com/Y2019/default.aspx?cks=47629249500&emailid=19q1_ford_hxxx_feb_nl

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Title: Re: 2020 GT500
Post by: Don Johnston on March 01, 2019, 09:28:52 AM
More unconfirmed hype: 802 HP, 662 ft lb torque, price starting starting at $78K standard, $91K with track pack.  Then the silly ADM...