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Old 10-25-2006, 05:18 AM   #1
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Fifth Gear Ford Shelby GT500

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Old 10-25-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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That car needs to go on a major diet.

4000lbs?

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

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.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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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.

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
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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it's nothing special.
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #6
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they wanted to make it comfortable & fast....bad idea....

but i still like it
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:08 AM   #7
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