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Old 11-22-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Generally not a domestic car guy but this looks fantastic







Specs are pretty cool too, comes with a 2.3L ecoboost option


Horsepower 300 hp @ 6500 rpm (3.7L V6)
310 hp @ 5500 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, 93-octane fuel)
435 @ 6500 rpm (5.0L V8, 93 octane fuel)
Torque 280 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm (3.7L V6)
320 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, 93-octane fuel)
400 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm (5.0L V8, 93-octane fuel)

I don't think there is a Cobra YET
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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You forgot to mention curb weight, which is 3500+lbs. So it's a heavy bitch too.

I've seen so damn many of them and even ridden in a 2.3l one. They're okay. It's still a "me too" car.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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Weight is basically the same as the 2014, but more power for both V6 and V8 (less the gt500), more options, and when I look at it, I can kind of see how they pulled some lines from the new Mazda 6 which I love.

My friend and his dad co-own a 2014 GT500 and it's ROWDY! I want to give it a run with my MSM but I don't think I have a chance
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:26 AM   #4
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Went and sat in one the other day. The interior is much improved on the previous car, but the front end just looks out of proportion to the rest of the car. Rear and rear/quarter looks fantastic. The coming GT350 has a different front end that looks much better.

And it's a porker, though still lighter than Camaro and Charger. It just amazes me how heavy pony cars have become. The '89 LX I bought brand new was 3150...
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Adding 350lbs for 20+ years of refinement, technology, quietness, and safety, is really not bad IMO. GT350 looks sweet! Lights are a bit slimmer I think
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Adding 350lbs for 20+ years of refinement, technology, quietness, and safety, is really not bad IMO.
I get that, but it hasn't really happened with the Miata, or the Corvette, for example. I think if they thought the market in general actually cared, they could do it. Hell, the new F150 is aluminum bodied, but the new Mustang gained weight.
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It looks very Pantera like...I don't dig it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:44 PM   #8
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I cant wait to see how the final gt350 ends up... Looks/sounds incredible. I'm a fan of the new body also and I think its awesome that they finally updated the suspension. It finally does more than just go fast in a straight line haha

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It looks pretty good but needs some type of rear spoiler.
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Lots of pics here: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Live Reveal Photo Gallery - Autoblog

Sorry, can't link the pics directly from work computer.
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The front looks 90% the same as my fusion, which doesn't seem to fully fit the car. I do like the fast back-ish look though. I saw the other day they have the ecoboost i4 as an option which surprised me. That model gets the 4 or 6 piston breaks just like the 5.0 too.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:19 PM   #12
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I think it looks alright, Im glad it got IRS, and I like the 4 cylinder turbo option... but its still heavy as ****.

Id rather have new Miata.
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I get that, but it hasn't really happened with the Miata, or the Corvette, for example. I think if they thought the market in general actually cared, they could do it. Hell, the new F150 is aluminum bodied, but the new Mustang gained weight.
Corvette has it's weight under control for sure but with the Miata, you sure?

1989 Miata was 2070lbs / NB weighs 2348Lbs / NC weighs 2542
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Old 11-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #14
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And the ND is supposed to be back to ~2200lbs.

BTW, my '92 weighs 2270, but has a roll bar, AC/PS/PW. I think the 2070 must be a dry weight for a base car.

Point was that Miata has fluctuated within a couple hundred pounds, but the Mustang has ballooned almost a thousand.
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Like the front end, looks better to me upon every new iteration, continue to hate the backs. Too high/round in the back, and haven't been a fan ever since the rears from the first year that they reintroduced the Mustang.
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Weight is basically the same as the 2014, but more power for both V6 and V8 (less the gt500), more options, and when I look at it, I can kind of see how they pulled some lines from the new Mazda 6 which I love.

My friend and his dad co-own a 2014 GT500 and it's ROWDY! I want to give it a run with my MSM but I don't think I have a chance
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Adding 350lbs for 20+ years of refinement, technology, quietness, and safety, is really not bad IMO. GT350 looks sweet! Lights are a bit slimmer I think
I think you think this car is lighter than it actually is. Weighed in only 70 lbs lighter than the Camaro SS 1LE with C&D, puts thr Mustang GT at 3710. It gained 200 pounds over last year.

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Corvette has it's weight under control for sure but with the Miata, you sure?

1989 Miata was 2070lbs / NB weighs 2348Lbs / NC weighs 2542
Corvette gained at least 200-300 pounds with the C7. Now a 3400-3500 lb car where before even the Z06 was like 3150-3200.
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Setting the weight factor aside, it's going to handle better than any previous Mustang just because they FINALLY switched to a independent rear suspension. I haven't personally driven one but from what I hear the handling is superb (as far as Mustangs go that is).
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Ford racing had this one at pri with a big blower on it, the camaro had some nicer things like rear end cooler and functional front brake ducts

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If this does weigh like 3500lbs, 430/400 is still a **** load of power. Ls1 camaros made what, 330hp? And they had to weigh like 3,300lbs.
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