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Terminator owners: mod heavily or avoid the 2020 GT500!

Discussion in 'Terminator Talk' started by Goose17, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. TBCobra

    TBCobra Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I'll just wait for the new dct to blow and I'll win the race easily.

    jk or course. After watching Jay Leno's Garage, I want a new GT500 in black so bad. They are going to be nasty.
     
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  2. T3RMINATOR

    T3RMINATOR Active Member Established Member

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    Take his a** to gapplebee's

    Even with the power advantage, you would have to have one hell of a driver mod to be able to shift and get back on the power as fast as the DCT transmission shifts.
     
  3. Goose17

    Goose17 SVT collector nut Established Member

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    Not even close to being humanly possible. It shifts in 80 milliseconds while in constant boost. You would need a huge advantage in other categories. The shifts reminded me of the crack of a whip: SNAP/SNAP/SNAP!
     
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  4. jrubnercobra

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    Do you think 1st year models are a good idea? I feel like first model fords always have problems.
     
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  5. Goose17

    Goose17 SVT collector nut Established Member

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    I watched and participated in beating the crap out of these cars all day long at the track. Engines were left running as drivers swapped. The cars went right back into action. No heat soak, no limp mode, no drama whatsoever. Ford Performance had 6 years to get this car right. I think they succeeded.

    I’m not concerned. I have one getting built soon.
     
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  6. jrubnercobra

    jrubnercobra Member Established Member

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    are you paying over sticker price
     
  7. Bullitt1448

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    Getting beat by a car that costs over double the money isn't unusual. Getting beat by a car that is 17 years newer isn't unusual either. I would hope that a 2020 GT500 would be able to kick a terminators ass fairly easily.
     
  8. jeffh81

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    spitting the truth out. Hellcats and Demons are running around a plenty are always looking for more souls to take
     
  9. jeffh81

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    Fly away straight to a crowd and hop a curb
     
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  10. Goose17

    Goose17 SVT collector nut Established Member

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    No, I got an MSRP deal. I have a loaded base car on order. I couldn’t find any Carbon Fiber Track Pack Cars at MSRP... they all had huge markups on them, which I wasn’t willing to pay.

    My specs: Rapid Red, black vinyl top and side stripes, tech pack, handling pack, CF dash, Recaro seats and red cover.

    Completely agree. I know we have many modded Terminators on this forum. Just be aware what you are getting into with this car. It’s unlike anything I’ve driven before and will dominate everything else in my garage.
     
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  11. cj428mach

    cj428mach Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's why it seems silly to be posted here. Might as well tell us water is wet while you re at it. I hope the new precedent isn't that whenever someone wants to talk about their new car purchase it won't be to come in here and tell us how much better it is than the terminator.
     
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  12. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    I personally don't think posting this information here is "silly." When it comes to my Terminator I'm in the minority here because I modify my car from an aesthetics stand point. However, the VAST majority of Terminator owners are ALWAYS posting about performance mods (i.e. TVS, stand alone tuning mods, converting to turbos, upgrading fuel systems, converting to e85, etc.).

    So, it's just a Terminator owner telling other Terminator owners what they can expect if they decide to run a 2020 GT500, nothing more. We all know how it is in the race scene. Losers making excuses on why they lost and winners talking _ _ _ _ when they win. So, Goose is just providing a curtesy announcement letting everyone know which group they will most likely be in if they want to run one of these GT500's LMAO!!!!

    Now I do agree with the statement indicating the majority of 2020 GT500 owners will be older people, who have amassed the wealth to purchase one of these cars because you know the stealerships are going to put a huge mark up on them. Lastly, just because you can afford to buy a GT500 doesn't mean you know how to drive it (wonder how long it will be until we see one wrapped around a pole?). So, I agree the majority of owners won't race them.
     
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  13. slo984now

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    But I wonder how often it'll get compared to the Terminator? It seems these cars are still an important bench mark.
     
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  14. BlckBox04

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    700 hp would be trapping about 140
     
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    I wish it came in a manual transmission. I know the DCT is better and is the future, but I really like rowing gears. That's the reason why I ran out and got a '14. I might as well get the last one.

    Besides that, it's an oustanding car. I've been all over Youtube looking at videos of it. It's a beast.
     
  16. Goose17

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    Thank you! Yes, there are some nicely modded Terminators running around. I see videos get posted here as well as on FB of Terminators running against other cars. I love me some Terminator! They were the beginnings of the modern boosted muscle car era. Anything less than a HEAVILY modded one will have its hands full against the new kid on the block... just know what you are getting into.
     
  17. Bullitt1448

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    I agree 100%. The DCT is a better transmission but I prefer rowing my own gears in a performance car too. I have an auto in the DD's but for the pure fun of a performance car I prefer a manual.
     
  18. Goose17

    Goose17 SVT collector nut Established Member

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    I totally get it. I have 9 manual Mustangs. I’ve always driven a manual Mustang since my first car when I was 17 years old. I went to Vegas last weekend thinking it will be strange driving the latest Stang without the 3rd pedal or the stick in my right hand. It was not weird whatsoever. It was absolutely fantastic! I used the paddles in manual mode the whole time on the road course... it was a frigg’n blast! As I came off the track, I pulled both paddles towards me, which puts the tranny in neutral and let out a series of deafening revs rolling down pit row. It was a damn good time.

    I will still take some of my manual Stangs out for that “old school” feel, but I am sold on this paddle-shifting DCT!
     
  19. T3RMINATOR

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    Rapid Red sure will POP in the sunlight! When's delivery date?
     
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    Goose17 SVT collector nut Established Member

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    It DOES! First pic shows the paint in the sun. Second pic is the combo I’ve got coming that includes the top and side stripes.

    My build date has been moved around like everyone else with an early slot. It was originally Oct 8th. The latest date is Nov. 18th. I’m guessing delivery will be 2-3 weeks later...? It will be fun getting the 04 Mystichrome vert and the 2020 together for some pics in the sun... kind of like a father/son shot.

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