GT-500 production starts today 1/23/06

Discussion in '2007 - 2014 Shelby GT500 Tech' started by 351CJ, Jan 24, 2006.


  1. 351CJ

    351CJ New Member

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    Reportedly Ford is building a pilot run of 50 - GT-500s, starting today, Monday January 23, 2005. Possibly someone who works @ AAI can confirm this.

    The pilot run is usually cars for testing, EPA mileage, DOT crash, durability etc. Some of the pilot cars are usually loaned to the media so the car rags can have articles out at the same time that the car goes into full production.

    As a reference, 300 - 2005 MY Mustangs were built in June 2004 for those very purposes.
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  2. timeless2

    timeless2 Vi Veri Veni Versum Vicus Vici Admin Dude

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    Oh, to be one of those lucky souls to drive one of the first ones....
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  3. bigcat

    bigcat start with the upper hole, and if more traction is

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    guess that guy that paid $600k for the first one wont really be getting the FIRST one after all. :rlaugh:
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  4. srothfuss

    srothfuss Last night I stabbed the same guy 7 times in a row

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    Pilot runs are done for final shake down of assembly processes, quality issues, and general development. But after the Barret-Jackson incedent I doubt that I'll be able to afford one of these.
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    Carol Shelby himself was the lucky $600K winner - it all went to his charity after all. :nice:

    (and he'll just end up selling it once again ... later on)
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    So sexy, I love working for Ford
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    :eek: .....pass the bong....
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    no kidding , i did'nt know that was who got it. thanks for the info!:nice:
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    Somebody posted on TMS that they were at AAI today and saw GT-500s on the assembly line. Was told they are only building 10 of them.
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    I figured it was either Shelby, a very high-up ford exec, or even ford itself. It's a charity donation (everything above the actual value is deductible), and it creates a buzz for the product to get a number that high. Pure marketing exercise.
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