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  1. speedrx

    speedrx Member Established Member

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    SVT Live Blog.

    Here is your chance to ask those questions you wanted to ask SVT if you could!

    Celebrating 20 years of SVT and hear the latest SVT updates! We’ll roll an exclusive video inside the live chat below, and we’ll give you the chance to ask questions of Jamal Hameedi, SVT Chief Engineer, and Jim Owens, Shelby Marketing Manager.

    Set your calendar reminder for 11:00 p.m. CST on February 9, 2012, to come back and be part of the excitement!

    Jamal is responsible for all programs under the SVT nameplate – including the 2010 Raptor and the new Shelby GT500 – Hameedi has an extremely diverse role. He must ensure every new SVT vehicle meets its engineering, manufacturing, business and timing objectives. It’s enough to keep the 19-year Ford veteran frenetically busy – and supremely satisfied with his job. Jamal was raised and educated in St. Louis, but he believes Detroit is the best place for a true car enthusiast to work. He spent eight years working on a Ford-sponsored SCORE trophy truck team, helping to develop the powertrain that won three Baja 1000 titles.

    Jim is responsible for promoting Shelby through events and enthusiast marketing. He brings over 20 years of automotive experience spanning from the technician hotline at Shelby, owner relations management, brand and communications management and most recently the Ford Racing, Mustang and SVT. He has spent the last eight years working with Ford Performance brands including Ford Racing, SVT and Mustang.
     
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    svtsupersnake Banned

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    I don't see any live chat on the bottom of that page?
     
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    jonesd Member Established Member

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    Click read the full article over on the right side
     
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    svtsupersnake Banned

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    ah I see. thanks.
     
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    R1der SVT Vet Established Member

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    For god sake all I want to know is the price!!
     
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    bpmurr Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Interesting chat, it gives me hope that they are going to be very price competitive with the 2013.
     
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    Winnidude New Member Established Member

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    Roughly similiar to Ford GT 0-150mph, guess that gives some indication of performance numbers.
     
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    speedrx Member Established Member

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    Right, they mentioned the MSRP would be revealed soon but they were all smiling.
     
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    svtsupersnake Banned

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    So they have benchmarked it against many cars that people consider to be not in the league of the shelby. Thats very good then this car will pretty damn good. When he says mrsp will be announced soon how soon do you guys think? Soon could mean a lot of things.
     
  10. needspeed

    needspeed Interested Party Established Member

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    In 18,057.6323423 Minutes :D.......Steve
     
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    91svtbird New Member Established Member

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    Here are some of the questions and answers:

    Comment From Dylon
    When will we see pricing on the new GT500? Quarter Mile times? 0-60 proof?

    11:03 Jamal Hameedi: We'll be publishing performance stats in the next few months, trust me, you'll be happy.

    Comment From Kevin
    Has the MSRP been determined for the '13 GT500?

    Ford: MSRP will be revealed soon. We are all smiling over here Kevin!


    Comment From Kevin
    I'm am interested on how you guys are taking the Chevy mud slinging. Looks as if the GT500 better do its job in a straight line and on a course. How is it performing at nurburg testing? Satisfied with results compared to what the ZL1 has offered to release?

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    Jamal Hameedi: We can't wait to get the car in the hands of journalists!
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    Jamal Hameedi: and customers as well!


    Comment From GARY WOOD
    Hello, Is the TORSEN Diff. tough enough for drag racing?

    Jamal Hameedi: Yes, we've had the Torsen diff at the drag strip and we've never broken one.


    Comment From Sean
    With the new Focus-ST and the Boss both being non-SVT vehicles, what is the status or future of the SVT program?
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    Jamal Hameedi: Hi Sean, there are SVT engineers working on the ST program. We are all one global performance group now.
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    Comment From Guest
    As a 2012 SVT Raptor Owner, I was wondering, will ford be hosting any Raptor weekends for owners to come and play with out trucks with a SVT engineer? Also, I love my truck!
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    Jamal Hameedi: Look for future Raptor Round-Up's

    11:08
    Comment From Shant Meg.
    I am debating a Shelby with the performance Pack. Will the ride be stiffer than a Shelby without the Performance Pack?
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    Jamal Hameedi: Hi Shant, the SVT-engineered Bilstein suspension on comfort mode will offer a nice ride!

    Comment From Frank
    Congrats on the first 20 Years of SVT, what does the future of SVT look like with the Ford Global business focus?
    Jamal Hameedi: Hi Frank, the future is really exciting. When we leverage our global performance engineering capability it means more performance cars at the end of the day for our enthusiasts.

    Ford: We just had a question come in from one of our Google+ fans: I'm a big fan of the Ford GT. Between the Shelby GT500 and the Ford GT which one is the superior performer?
    Jamal Hameedi: To our friend on Google+. The GT500 and the Ford GT are pretty different vehicles—but we bench marked the GT quite a bit. The GT500 and GT are roughly similar in performance up to 150 MPH and the GT500 is faster on a road course.

    Comment From Shant Meg.
    Hi Guys, How crucial will the new Track Pack on the Shelby be if I will track the Shelby only a few times in it's lifetime?
    11:28 Jamal Hameedi: Hi Shant, if you're an accomplished driver and you track your GT500 you'll definitely want the track pack.

    Comment From George B ;)
    Will there be a "Track Key" with the 2013GT500 ? Will there be any restrictions or speed limitations on the car whatsoever?
    11:26 Jamal Hameedi: Hey George, the GT500 Coupe is not speed-limited.


    I actually asked a few other questions but they didn't get to answer them or simply chose not to at this time but at least they answered this one.

    My thanks to Ford , SVT , Jamal Hameedi, SVT Chief Engineer, and Jim Owens, Shelby Marketing Manager for taking the time to answer some of our questions live on-line!
     
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    needspeed Interested Party Established Member

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    91svtbird, thanks so much for the information these are very exciting times indeed to be a Ford fan.......Steve
     
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    i know 3 of us asked about an automatic and they refused to answer our questions i guess :beer:
     
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    speedrx Member Established Member

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    I asked also....
     
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    For some odd reason mr jamal reminds of obama, smooth talker but can he back his words up??
     
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    Does anyone think he was implying with the price that it would be much less than a zl1 per say? Because everyone is worried the price will increase a lot and he said they are all smiling there. That would imply the price is going to be really good unless these crazy people think that a 6k increase isn't a lot for this car.
     
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    Wow. That says alot about the new car. Very nice!
     
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    x99blacksnakex Horsepower over Willpower Established Member

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    Posted this info up on Camaro5. Should be interesting to see their excuses and arguments this time around.
     
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    IcebourgGT500 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    91svtbird.......Thanks for the info and comments.

    As for as an automatic in the Shelby GT500................;-)
     
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    I got to spend a couple hours with Jamal Hameedi of SVT & Jim Owens of Shelby this morning. VERY cool guys to talk to. You can tell these guys love their jobs and are immensely proud of the cars & trucks they have produced.

    Pricing and numbers were things they were not willing to disclose of course. But they have been out with the cars and know exactly where this car stands. On the drag strip and road courses. Including "The Ring". They dropped hints and the way they talked so confidently about the car you can tell they know the performance data they have already is where it needs to be and probably better. That is why they keep saying they can't wait to have the press get a hold of these cars. From what I heard of the traction control it should be no problem for a novice racer to wring out a great ET in the car. The next couple of months should be interesting as cars get in the hand of the press.

    It was an informative day and an amazing opportunity to talk with these guys. Rock on Ford & SVT! :rockon:
     

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