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Discussion in '2019+ Shelby GT500 Mustang' started by Tob, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    Who says it’s faster than a GT?
     
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    I think it’ll lap VIR in the low 2:40/high 2:30 Range, that swaps well with the 647hp FGT.

    I think it’ll lap leguna around 1:33 which is close to the gt.

    Considering all things I think the gt500 will be about as quick as a Ford gt streetcar.
     
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    The GT ran .38 at Vir with more in it. The 500 will be at least 2 seconds behind.
     
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    Lots of plastic under there. Let the mods begin !!
     
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    While Ford could do a better job of organizing the engine bay, I feel that the aftermarket for mustangs have done a very respectable job designing and producing quality dress-up parts in the past. Some may say that paying premium for a Shelby should warrant an already aesthetically appealing engine bay, however what is acceptable for some may not be for others. So, its subjective in nature.
    If I purchase a car like this, I would most likely buy aftermarket dress up parts anyways, so the lack of under hood organization doesn't really bother me.
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    Maybe for a lap or two it’ll be somewhat close. The GT will walk away from it over the course of a 20 min session though. That SC heat will catch up with it sooner or later.
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That's a huge wildcard, heat soak. Will the GT500 be able to go toe to toe with the ZL1 1LE in serious heat/humidity without going into limp mode first?
     
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    GTSpartan Yield right!!!! Established Member

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    They’ve literally had years to develop a 1LE beater. It would be the fail of the century if it doesn’t come out on top in every performance metric.
     
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    Tob Salut! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I hear you there. My concern is with (what could be) a near 100hp bump over the ZL1-1LE that it'll hit and exceed the cooling threshold much quicker. Hopefully the huge hood opening and optimized aero give the cooling system as much help as possible at speed.
     
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    True.
    I think Ford has one of the most aftermarket options out of all the Big 3 for just about anything on a Mustang.
     
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    Now the stake are even higher for Ford with Chevrolet releasing a 10 speed ZL1 1LE this month after Ford debut the GT500.
     
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    A 10a and a dct are worlds different on a track. I’d rather have a manual than the 10a on a track.

    A year or two ago, Randy Phobst tested a manual and auto zl1 (if I recall) same day/track and the manual was faster in his hands by a bit of a second.

    Thing is, a slow downshifting auto is very frustrating on a circuit, and the paddles become laughably innacurate. Click. Wait. Gears down.

    Dct is loaded and waiting, entirely different thing. Clickshift. Bam. It’s instant.

    Go flog an 8a z06 and a 7spd z06, you’ll see.
     
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