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Old 06-03-2015, 05:11 AM
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The new Mustang Shelby GT350 has some powerful Voodoo under the hood.
Ford has confirmed that the 5.2-liter V8 in its highest performance pony car will be rated at 526 hp and 439 lb-ft of torque when it goes on sale later this year.
That makes the motor, which was nicknamed Voodoo during its development, the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever created. It features an exotic, racing-style flat-plane-crankshaft for improved airflow and an 8,250 rpm redline.
Video of it in action released by Ford indicates it’s a real screamer. It will be matched exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission in the GT350 and GT350R, which comes with a hardcore track-tuned suspension and body kit.
Prices are expected to start at $49,995 and $65,620, respectively. Only 100 GT350s and 37 GT350Rs will be produced for the 2015 model year as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Shelby Mustang before full production begins for 2016.


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Old 06-03-2015, 05:36 AM
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Sounds like a badass engine for a sports car. $50k isn't bad for that imo.
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Should be interesting to see what will be next, if anything, for the GT500 lineup to surpass the previous 662hp car and hopefully the Hellcat.
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Yeah 50 and 65K, and the few number of cars they produce will jack the asking price well above 100K and go to the highest bidder. How will ford decide which dealer will get one of these? My guess is the best performing dealers will lay hands on them.

No avg Joe will ever get one of them, sorry Russ.
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Originally Posted by blackdawg View Post
Sounds like a badass engine for a sports car. $50k isn't bad for that imo.
I highly doubt you will be able to touch that car for $50K.
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Yeah 50 and 65K, and the few number of cars they produce will jack the asking price well above 100K and go to the highest bidder. How will ford decide which dealer will get one of these? My guess is the best performing dealers will lay hands on them.

No avg Joe will ever get one of them, sorry Russ.
The 2016 will be limited production, but that is only because they will be launching it late. The 2017 and on shouldn't be so much of an issue, but I'm sure demand will be through the roof considering this car is that good. You'll be able to get one at $60K if you wait until next year, which is still a very good deal.

Anyone that lands a 2016 will have a very nice car to hold on to, it'll be worth a pretty penny down the road. There aren't too many great naturally aspirated engines out there, and they are disappearing quickly.

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I highly doubt you will be able to touch that car for $50K.
You will if you don't play into the marketing and have to have the first year limited run. It's like any of these new models or 'special' vehicles. Just be patient. I was buying a truck a few weeks ago and they had a brand new hellcat sitting there. I asked how much they are trying to get and salesman says they won't sell it. I'm like why, he says don't know? Ok?
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bout time we got a hardcore mustang
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Id at least wait a year and let them fix all the crap that they didnt engineer right during the first year run. Look at the 2011 GTs, one of the worst manual trans they ever put in a mustang......many have eaten the number 8 piston on unmodified cars.
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
I highly doubt you will be able to touch that car for $50K.
After the dealers add a $10,000 premium on the tag, it will go for $60K or UP!

I looked at a "50th Anniversary Special Edition" at a dealer about 10 days ago - MSRP was $46K+ and the OTHER price tag (additional dealer markup) added $10K to THAT.

So, car was at $56K+ - and that's without the tags, titling, taxes, etc.. And they AREN'T wheelin' & dealin' on the price.

Saw a '15 GT500 (new) last year and that was only $68,???, without the tags, etc.. That one had a $5K "extra" tag on it (included in the $68K).

Still a hell of a car for the money!

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After the dealers add a $10,000 premium on the tag, it will go for $60K or UP!

I looked at a "50th Anniversary Special Edition" at a dealer about 10 days ago - MSRP was $46K+ and the OTHER price tag (additional dealer markup) added $10K to THAT.

So, car was at $56K+ - and that's without the tags, titling, taxes, etc.. And they AREN'T wheelin' & dealin' on the price.

Saw a '15 GT500 (new) last year and that was only $68,???, without the tags, etc.. That one had a $5K "extra" tag on it (included in the $68K).

Still a hell of a car for the money!

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It was a '14 GT500, but I agree with your overall point.
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When I bought a 13 gt500 all the local dealers here had a $5 to $10k markup on them. I called around and found a dealer in Georgia who would order mine for 500 under msrp so I bought from them. Almost a year later the one local dealer still had the same one in the showroom for $10k above and eventually sold it for msrp or close to it. I'm guessing they just like having the car sit in there for people to see?
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hellcat=700hp
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That will be a great engine for the track, but only so-so on the street.
Like most flat plane engines, it doesn't make a ton of torque down low in the rev range, but they really make power high up.
It is a shame that you won't see many on the street, and even fewer as club racers.
I don't ever expect Ford to make enough of them to sell at a discount (like regular Mustang GT's or any version of the Corvette).
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Two different cars, the GT350 is more of a track car, the Hellcat is more of a drag car. If going in a straight line is your thing, a Hellcat is for you, if smacking around M3/4's is your thing, buy a GT350.
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Id at least wait a year and let them fix all the crap that they didnt engineer right during the first year run. Look at the 2011 GTs, one of the worst manual trans they ever put in a mustang......many have eaten the number 8 piston on unmodified cars.
From my understanding, that issue stemmed from people putting bad tunes on their engines.
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They seem a little geeked about the engine.......

http://blog.caranddriver.com/holy-fl...5-2-liter-v-8/
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The 2016 GT has 435hp 400 lb torque 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds all out of a 5 liter engine for 33k. How can you beat that. It also has an electronic brake freeze to light up the tires.
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Am I the only one who thinks all of the car companies are sitting on a 1000HP 150MPG motor yet they refuse to release it because they make more money upping the HP 50 every year and the MPG by 1-2
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Originally Posted by UT_VOLS13 View Post
The new Mustang Shelby GT350 has some powerful Voodoo under the hood.
Ford has confirmed that the 5.2-liter V8 in its highest performance pony car will be rated at 526 hp and 439 lb-ft of torque when it goes on sale later this year.
That makes the motor, which was nicknamed Voodoo during its development, the most powerful naturally aspirated engine Ford has ever created. It features an exotic, racing-style flat-plane-crankshaft for improved airflow and an 8,250 rpm redline.
Video of it in action released by Ford indicates it’s a real screamer. It will be matched exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission in the GT350 and GT350R, which comes with a hardcore track-tuned suspension and body kit.
Prices are expected to start at $49,995 and $65,620, respectively. Only 100 GT350s and 37 GT350Rs will be produced for the 2015 model year as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Shelby Mustang before full production begins for 2016.


http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/...ntcmp=features
Is the Camaro ZL1 not considered a "pony car"?

The ZL1 has a 6.2 liter V8 delivering 580 HP and 556 ft/lb torque.

http://www.caranddriver.com/chevrolet/camaro-zl1

EDIT....Never mind I misread the statement about the pony car. I thought it said this Mustang "is the highest rated HP pony car"
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