Changes!!!!

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by bill_brenda, May 13, 2005.


  1. bill_brenda

    bill_brenda New Member

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    Let's see:
    They changed the Shelby letters on the back
    Changed the front splitter shape
    Changed the hood
    Back off from all the leather inside
    Changed the tires and rims
    The Stripes will be tape instead of painted

    Is this bait and switch?
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    eric n Founding Member

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    I've heard some of things things, but not all.

    I'm really going to miss that hood, unless they come up with something special. I don't have a problem with taped stripes at all. I wouldn't mind if they put some fat bullet/Torque thrust looking wheels on the beast. I hope to hell they don't freak with my S H E L B Y on the back. It's my favorite part. Other than the HP and Torque.
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    kystang1889 New Member

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    where are you getting your info, only thing i hurd was wheels will be 18's instead of 19's which is fine with me
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    Mr_dcj2001 New Member

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    I'm curious myself. Where did you hear such things? Until proven wrong I am going to have to call :bs: .
  5. bill_brenda

    bill_brenda New Member

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    I never post BS

    Read Hot Rod June 2005 Hood, Wheels, Front splitter shape

    May issue of MPH mag Shelby Rear Lettering

    Current issue of Automobile magazine is now claiming that the Shelby interior may very well NOT be swathed in the leather that adorned the New York show car.
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    Well This Was Going To Be My First Ford Now I Don,t Know.maybe I Will Have To Stay With Vette.really Looking To Find Out But I Do Know It Is Too Earley In Preproduction To Know It All For Sure.
  7. bill_brenda

    bill_brenda New Member

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    Yea,
    I feel the same way, but production is still a ways off yet. You never know which way this thing is going to go for sure.
  8. Mikesan

    Mikesan New Member

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    I'd prefer to keep the "shouting" down on the new car. I'd remove the SHELBY lettering and hood, roof, trunk stripes. Tone it down and really surprise the GM guys when you line up. Also, the cobra emblem needs to be centered.
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    bill_brenda New Member

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    TrueBlueCajun Founding Member

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    I agree with everything you've said......except for the centered Cobra emblem on the grille. Keep it to the side for the Retro nostagia look. It wouldn't hurt to keep it to the side. As long as it has the HP and performance they claim, I'm all for it. The Shelby name just brings the price up so if it was up to me, I'd prefer to have the name off so the cost could be lower. We don't need another Saleen/Roush Mustang (higher priced Mustang due to a name splattered on the car).
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    SVTdriver Founding Member

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    Is that because they wouldn't actually be charging more. Because it had the 5.4 S/C with a 6 speed in it?
  12. illiceman

    illiceman New Member

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    Still On Line

    ITAPPEARS FROM THE ABOVE ARTICLE FROM FORD THAT EVERYTHING IS STILL IN ORDER.
    I STILL HAVE NOT SEEN THE ROLL BAR THAT WAS IN MOST SHELBEY,S FROM THE FACTORY.I SURE HOPE IT WILL BE IN THERE OR AT LEAST A OPTION.
    I HAVE SEEN SOME COMMENTS FROM MAGAZINES ABOUT HIGHER HP BUT THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED BY FORD. IT WOULD BE NEAT IF THE WAITED UNTIL LAST MIN. TO RATE IT HIGHER. :D
    TILL THE NEXT TIME :cheers:
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    TrueBlueCajun Founding Member

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    How much was the price jump from the '01 Cobras to the '03 Cobras? That was a huge jump in car performance. If Ford puts a similiar price jump from the '04 Cobra to the '07 Cobra because of performance ONLY, then I wouldn't have no problems with that. But if that price jump is performance + having Shelby's name on it then I would stick to my previous post. :D
  14. Mikesan

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    My guess is that final flywheel HP will be in the 475-480 range. That might not be the published number, but what we see from dynos. Price will be $38,995. Just a guess. I don't really want a convertible but a sunroof would be sweet. The better to hear the exhaust note.
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    SVTdriver Founding Member

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    And yet everything I have seen so far. Other than wild speculation. Has said under $40k.
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    Dig-It Founding Member

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    The vents on the hood will be functional on the production car. They weren't on the show car.
  17. TrueBlueCajun

    TrueBlueCajun Founding Member

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    That would be great....now all we need to do is get the dealerships to go along with that price. :D
  18. SVTdriver

    SVTdriver Founding Member

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    See it's times like this. That I am glad the dealership 2 blocks from me. Is $1k over invoice on anything. Makes it real hard not to buy an 06gt though.
  19. Mikesan

    Mikesan New Member

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    $1000 over invoice is not doing the buyer any favors on 95% of the Ford line up. You can buy F150s for $100 over all day long. I've done it twice in the past 6 months.
  20. SVTdriver

    SVTdriver Founding Member

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    Yeah but go do it on a mustang gt.

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