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Old 11-12-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Based on the front page article (Click here to read it) what do you think of the new FR500CJ?


I think that its a cool idea, but 65,000 seems a little rich for a car that ix expected to run mid 11s...
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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looks like it comes with SHR louvers...so thats good i guess
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:06 PM   #3
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For 65K I would rebuild my car and make it a lot faster than that thing.

Or for 65K I would buy a Lotus Exige S. <3
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$65k does sound like much but another $5k in upgrades makes it a 9 second car (if they have the suspension setup correctly and it sounds like they do).

I see Ford's point in making it. A true dragstrip car with easy 600-1000+hp potential. Solid iron block hd engine for flogging at the track.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:05 AM   #5
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but ive wondered how many of them will actually see track time, compared to the people who are buying them as collectibles.
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I think I would rather have the drag pack Challenger.
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65k for a factory FoMoCo drag car?
Seems reasonable all things considered.

I prefer Shelby GT500 and will get one just as soon as my rich uncle gets out of the poor house.
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Yeah, but it's got the Bullitt grill!
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Test Mule cars ran right around 9.80's.

I can also tell you that contrary to popular belief, these won't all be collector cars that never move. Serial# 1-4 will for sure see track time, and likely alot of it.
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Sorry, but I think Ford could be spending money on better things right now. Im all for a faster Mustang but come on. Upgrade the GT's, or 6ers to make them faster from the factory.

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but ive wondered how many of them will actually see track time, compared to the people who are buying them as collectibles.
I'd say alot of them. Think about how many FR500 cars see the track. Probably all of them. This is the drag strip version of FR500 road race car. It's being sold to drag racers who will be using it for that purpose. It was built to run in an nhra specific class, can't remember which one of the top of my head.
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*sigh* Ford loves that 5.4 way too much...Ford GT, SVT Lightning, Cobra R, Triton, GT500, GT500KR, GT500 SS....If it's a Super Cobra Jet...It needs...a Super Cobra Jet engine...Hence...429 C.I. of yeeeehaaaaw!

Re-Releasing the GT500 with the same thing...5.4 and a blower....5.4 and a blower...5.4 and a blow...Gets old.
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Sorry, but I think Ford could be spending money on better things right now. Im all for a faster Mustang but come on. Upgrade the GT's, or 6ers to make them faster from the factory.

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That holds true for any of the big 3 auto makers. However, specialty cars have been a great driving force in the advancement of performance vehicles for a long time, so they'll always hold a level of appreciation in my eyes. The sad truth is that more people who own performance cars will not modify them like many performance junkies believe they should.
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That holds true for any of the big 3 auto makers. However, specialty cars have been a great driving force in the advancement of performance vehicles for a long time, so they'll always hold a level of appreciation in my eyes. The sad truth is that more people who own performance cars will not modify them like many performance junkies believe they should.
I see truth, specialty cars are always a nice way to turn heads but on the other hand, look at the compatition coming from over sea's. Imports for the most part have more power (less torque maybe) then ours out the door. Im not saying there isnt a need for show cars like the CJ, or the P-51, but I still would like to see more time (and money) dedicated to the average mans car. The 6ers, and GTs. But thats just me.

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so just kinda curious, has anyone seen any type of numbers for the CJ? ive seen plenty of videos of it on the dyno, but no one is releasing any numbers! and ive heard of people hitting low low 10's no problem with it, and people dipping into the 9's by changin the pulleys and tuning it. and its almost 1000lbs lighter than the gt500. i think it would be totally worth it to buy one. and who cares if it cant be registered to drive on the street. i would just slap my plates on it and take it out
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Never been a big fan of drag cars. This car, however, looks badass. Its so simple yet so agressive.
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