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Shelby to unveil 1000 horsepower Mustang at New York Auto Show!
I respect Carroll Shelby as much as anyone, and understand and appreciate his many contributions to automotive history. I, for one, however, am just darn sick and tired of anything that some assistant mechanic in Las Vegas once breathed on being sold for sums of money that are, by any measure, just ridiculous. What is even sadder is that people are apparently willing to pay that much. Every rich person I know is shrewd and pretty careful with their money; I don't know where these folks come from who line up to pay these astronomical prices that have no relationship to the value of the car. It makes me want to go out and buy a low-buck '07 Shelby and see how cheaply I could obtain close to the same power at a local shop. Sorry to rant, and I don't mean to offend anyone, but sometimes I get tired of millionaires--many of whom can't tell a piston from a spark plug--taking over the hobby. Please go back to your Ferrari, sir. Sheesh.
1/4 miles would be awesome unless they are still using OEM type parts. Shelby cars have always made decent power, it was getting that power to stick to the ground that's been the problem (and the weight). Look at when the GT500 came out in 2007. Should've easily smoked a C6 vette. Nope, not even close. It was a pig with poor traction. Hate to say it but a Hennessey 1000HP Camaro would probably kick this car to the curb and at half the cost.
08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune, VBX remaned valve body with Superior Transmission Shift Kit.
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)
Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
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