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S197 VS S550 GT500

Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by 50 Deep, Nov 10, 2020.

  1. 50 Deep

    50 Deep SVT JEDI Established Member

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    Found myself staring at two of our client cars today. S197 & S550 GT500’s both rolling on our Signature Wheel SV105.
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    Two totally different engineering approaches. Manual vs Auto. Solid axle vs IRS. Was one better?
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    Always wanted a 13/14 GT500 but never owned one. Curious who’s had both and which you like more?
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    At this point I can only see electric integration as being the next step in evolution.



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  2. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    If only I was a baller
     
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  3. 2011 gtcs

    2011 gtcs GT500 poster Established Member

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    Both have there pros and cons. I love my 14 but I wouldn't mind a 2020.
     
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  4. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I don't think there is $70,000ish difference in value between the 2014 and 2020 CFTP at least for me. There is no way I'd pay the crazy numbers over sticker people are paying. I recently bought a 2011 GT500 and it will do everything I want and I didn't have to tie up $120,000+ to have this year's latest and greatest.



    By the way, those rims look great.
     
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  5. aoc racer

    aoc racer Ford is hella cool Established Member

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    I would very much like to have a ‘13-‘14 GT500!
     
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  6. PC03GT

    PC03GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Bad ass wheels
     
  7. Dirks9901

    Dirks9901 Paint>Vinyl Premium Member Established Member

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    What wheels are on the 13-14?


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  8. Jus Cruisin

    Jus Cruisin Well-Known Member Established Member

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    He wrote sv105 in the post.
     
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  9. kcobra

    kcobra MUSTANG MANIAC Established Member

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    Looks good. I myself, would prefer a bit more sidewall on the fronts of the 14 though. My personal choice.
     
  10. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    Not that I could actually afford wheels like this


    ... but how much do these typically go for haha
     
  11. cam346

    cam346 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i like the 14 better, the front on the new gt500 in that color look like a big mouth bass. and it look fat next to the 14. wheels look nice on it.
     
  12. F8l Vnm

    F8l Vnm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Obviously the new 500 is better in every way. But the 14-15s are still very special and seem to be holding their value very well. Would love to see how much quicker the 13-14 would be with a 10A
     
  13. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

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    Good Lord that wheel choice and color on the S550 is stunning.

    That said, the 13/14 s197 design is going to prove timeless. Also an awesome choice.
     
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  14. black92

    black92 Hot rod Lincoln Established Member

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    I would be 100% happy having either parked in my garage! If there's one advantage a '13-14 has over the 2020+ would be the glass roof.
     
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    97svt/01saleen Active Member Established Member

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    What are the wheel sizes on the 13/14? Also will Signature have a Black Friday Sale?
     
  16. L8APEX

    L8APEX *Turbo Not to Scale Premium Member Established Member

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    I've discussed with others that if you had a time machine and could show someone from the late 60's the '13/14 Mustang without any badges I'd bet they'd still know it was a Mustang. It was the peak of that classic mustang "evolution." It has a chance of being the modern equivalent of the '69-70. It has the looks, the powerplants, and the last offered with a SRA, and the glass roof (love mine.)
    The 2020 is more "revolutionary" as with the S550 family it has added much more refinement and technology and has gone more to being a sports car, than traditional pony car. But as a result it's getting harder to see the family resemblance, aside the tribar tail lamps.
     
  17. Sinister04L

    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    Both are amazing. There's no denying the performance of the 2020 but I still think the S197 looks the best.
     
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  18. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    I agree with you, the S197 has a more classic Mustang look with smooth lines. Timeless design IMO. And, of course, it has the manual. Oh, and the wheels are a really nice enhancement.
     
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