Cant wait for the new GT500


Sinovac

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Clint, I think the answer is simple. The Demon is old school and requires skill to drive well, whereas the NSX is a computerized car requiring less skill to drive well. When everyone pretends to be an expert, the real experts are hard to identify.
 

Awsum GT

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I'm in if I can score one.
 

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Amazing how much cars have grown over the years. A fox is TINY compared to an S550 allowing the back seat to even be remotely relevant.

Yes, the Demon may have corrupted your senses.

I was at that moment. All those exterior/drone shots of the red/white car in the mountains was me driving. Same with the burnout shots by the road. The track drive was great. Drag strip less so (but my sense of straight line speed has been warped since getting the Demon).
 
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B.M.F.

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525 lbs heavier than a GT350 is "just a little"? Seems like the ONLY track the GT500 is suitable for is the 1/4 mi kind. Just WAY too heavy for a road course car.
I've been told the weight don't matter. This car is an animal on the rd coarse as a carbon track pack car and its going to raise some eye brows with its performance.
 

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I talked to a guy who drove the GT500 at VIR. He said it is FAST on the track even with the extra weight. He was very impressed. That's what HP and aero can do for you.
 

FikseGTS

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What are the dates for this in Vegas?


For those of you in the Vegas area, they are doing a track tour.
It's an invitation only event, but on the Contact Us page you can request an invitation. Not sure if they'll send you one or not. I havent tried, since I'm not in Vegas:cautious:

Update: got a very fast response via email. They will be expanding beyond Vegas in 2020 and can put your name on the invite list.
 

Specracer

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Build and price is up:

 
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nota4re

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I've been told the weight don't matter.
Can you please tell the BoP czars they've got it all wrong? But likely a moot point because 95%+ of the target market won't be buying it as a track rat.
 

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I realize it will not be the best car for doing laps, but I bet it will be like the GT and always leave you with that giddy childhood smile on your face. :biggrin I want one! (that is unless they put a DCT in a 350R, now that would be a fun car!)
 
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I realize it will not be the best lap for doing laps, but I bet it will be like the GT and always leave you with that giddy childhood smile on your face. :biggrin I want one! (that is unless they put a DCT in a 350R, now that would be a fun car!)
+1
 

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001 at BJ just sold for 1.1 Million! I love that Ford does these type things for charity.
 

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Clint, I think the answer is simple. The Demon is old school and requires skill to drive well, whereas the NSX is a computerized car requiring less skill to drive well. When everyone pretends to be an expert, the real experts are hard to identify.

Thanks Paul. I’m not particularly skilled, but I do have the seat-time that seems to be necessary to extract the potential from the car (along with some knowledge about proper rear tire pressure for the given tires and track conditions, choosing your battles carefully, not racing with the windows down, etc). :cheers
 

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Indeed it did, proceeds to JDRF!
 

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B.M.F.

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Can you please tell the BoP czars they've got it all wrong? But likely a moot point because 95%+ of the target market won't be buying it as a track rat.
There have been people at tracks with good road cars when the new 500 has been being tested and they said that the car just pulls away like they are standing still. Weight don't matter as much once its rolling. It matters most when the car is leaving from low speeds. Hence the reason they take boost and fuel away from cars and restrict hp versus adding weight.

In drag racing trying to launch a car and make it go as quick as possible in a short distance weight is everything. But then again you can take a Twin turbo car with 4000whp at 3200lbs and run it against a 3000hp Nos car at 2500lbs and they can both run the same et. So the hp the gt500 makes does matter and they will probably be a solid 700whp. Then to think about it like that. The car is just 120whp more than the new Ford GT supercar and 800lbs more weight and it will run a quicker et in the 1/4 mile. It also has the fastest 0-100-0 time out of any Ford ever produced. When the numbers come out of what the gt500 will do at the road track i think it will be like a huge WOW factor! It's gonna be a hell of car for the money.

Funny this comes up. I was at our local go kart track two years ago and a local guy there was 240lb and running laps with my 135lb employee whom was just a tad faster than me at 190lbs. All the same Karts.
 

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What’s the going price over MSRP for the 2020 Mustang 500? My old dealership received an allocation for only one and are trying to price it over MSRP! .??
 

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What’s the going price over MSRP for the 2020 Mustang 500? My old dealership received an allocation for only one and are trying to price it over MSRP! .??
A non track pack car dealers are doing MSRP to $10k or more over sticker
A track pack car (golden ticket as Ford refers to it) dealers are getting a minimum of $20k over sticker.
 
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Sinovac

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Thanks Paul. I’m not particularly skilled, but I do have the seat-time that seems to be necessary to extract the potential from the car (along with some knowledge about proper rear tire pressure for the given tires and track conditions, choosing your battles carefully, not racing with the windows down, etc). :cheers
A GT showed up at our local Cars and Coffee with extended wheel studs, open lug nuts and race rubber. I hadn’t seen the car before nor met the owner. I spoke to the owner and we discussed his track experience. He told me the GT wasn’t nearly as fast on track as his Brand X supercar. I asked him if he compared them with the nannies off the Brand X car. When he said no, I politely suggested that perhaps it was him, and not the GT, that wasn’t nearly as fast. The point is that the new cars make everyone look good. The people with real talent can actually drive a car fast.
 
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A GT showed up at our local Cars and Coffee with extended wheel studs, open lug nuts and race rubber. I hadn’t seen the car before nor met the owner. I spoke to the owner and we discussed his track experience. He told me the GT wasn’t nearly as fast on track as his Brand X supercar. I asked him if he compared them with the nannies off the Brand X car. When he said no, I politely suggested that perhaps it was him, and not the GT, that wasn’t nearly as fast. The point is that the new cars make everyone look good. The people with real talent can actually drive a car fast.
:lol You lawyers are so good at diplomatically saying what the rest of us would love to be able to!
 

Sinovac

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:lol You lawyers are so good at diplomatically saying what the rest of us would love to be able to!
I’m sure that was exactly what he was thinking. Lol

Let’s be completely honest. Most modern high-performance cars are built for no-talent wankers so they can think they’re actually doing something. “Oh, look at the 60’ that 720s/GTR/NSX/etc. driver was able to pull” said no one ever.
 

soroush

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I’m sure that was exactly what he was thinking. Lol

Let’s be completely honest. Most modern high-performance cars are built for no-talent wankers so they can think they’re actually doing something. “Oh, look at the 60’ that 720s/GTR/NSX/etc. driver was able to pull” said no one ever.
lol