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trev0006 10-25-2006 05:18 AM

Fifth Gear Ford Shelby GT500
 
Fifth Gear Ford Shelby GT500

Justin e36 10-25-2006 07:11 AM

Interesting review.
It is a gorgeous looking car, and he made it look like it handles beautifully too.

Looks like Fifth Gear stole Top Gear's production editors. Almost a carbon copy of something you'd see in Top Gear, even the inflection in his voice when talking. Hmm.

tlaselva 10-25-2006 08:00 AM

That car needs to go on a major diet.

4000lbs?

That thing weighs more than an M5, and almost as much as my Magnum. :rolleyes:

May make a good 1/4 mile car, but in the twisties, braking, there's no getting around the momentum a 4000lbs car will exhibit under hard maneuvers.

It's sad and disappointing. I think it's one of the nicest Ford cars ever produced. This car had the potential of becoming a world class car, IF they had kept the weight down to 3500lbs. Sad thing is, people are paying over 70G's for this monstrosity.

I've heard from a buddy that was at Cayuga last week that someone was flogging one down the track with only an intake.
With 1.8 short, best he could muster was a 12.9, with the advantage of single digit temps which S/C cars are at an advantage.

europrince 10-25-2006 11:12 AM

it's nothing special.

b0jan 10-25-2006 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlaselva
That car needs to go on a major diet.

4000lbs?

That thing weighs more than an M5, and almost as much as my Magnum. :rolleyes:

May make a good 1/4 mile car, but in the twisties, braking, there's no getting around the momentum a 4000lbs car will exhibit under hard maneuvers.

It's sad and disappointing. I think it's one of the nicest Ford cars ever produced. This car had the potential of becoming a world class car, IF they had kept the weight down to 3500lbs. Sad thing is, people are paying over 70G's for this monstrosity.

I've heard from a buddy that was at Cayuga last week that someone was flogging one down the track with only an intake.
With 1.8 short, best he could muster was a 12.9, with the advantage of single digit temps which S/C cars are at an advantage.

exactly what i think

BMWags 10-28-2006 05:11 PM

they wanted to make it comfortable & fast....bad idea....

but i still like it

Mclarenbenz 10-29-2006 01:08 AM

*sleep*


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