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Thinking about getting rid of my 2012 5.0 in favor of a 2010 GT500

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Thinking about getting rid of my 2012 5.0 in favor of a 2010 GT500

I apologize if this (or something similar) has been asked before. I don't know much about the Shelbys, but what are your thoughts? Are the differences drastic enough to make it worth it?
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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I apologize if this (or something similar) has been asked before. I don't know much about the Shelbys, but what are your thoughts? Are the differences drastic enough to make it worth it?
Depends on what you want to do with the car. In my opinion, yes the difference is drastic. While the 5.0 might handle a road course slightly better, the Shelby will blow it out of the water in a straight line, braking, and about any other category. The GT500s are incredily easy to mod as well.... spend $700-$800 and you will be making in the neighborhood of 550rwhp.
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That's kind of what I was thinking. Here's the first one I saw:

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail...nal&listType=1

I don't know what they're worth or anything yet.
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I've seen them in the $32k range.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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Definitely get the Shelby GT500. You see Mustang GT's everywhere. You rarely see a Shelby! I just made the switch and will never look back to a GT!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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32k for 2010? with no offense, lemme me doubt this:P
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enjoy your 5.0
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Get the Shelby. Much better platform to begin working with and unique. I made the switch and couldn't be happier.
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I just got my 08 GT500 for 34k with all the mods and extra parts and only 21k miles on it. This is my first mustang but I figured I would start with the GT500 if I'm going to get rid of my Built BBC C10. I have heard and read nothing but good things on these cars. I get home in July and that will be my first time driving it. I'm sure it will be everything I dreamed of.
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This is my son's. It is for sale. He needs to get out from under the payments. 550+ RWHP.Click the image to open in full size.
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yeah, I've seen the 2007-2009's going for the high 20's, low 30's, but not the 2010's....from what I've seen, those are still in the mid to high 30's depending on where you look...
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I would keep the 5.0 and throw some on some bolt-ons. You'll be surprised what you can keep up with..
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well keep in mind, the braking and suspension will be pretty much equivalent, etc. The real difference is the blower. You COULD supercharge the GT, but a GT500 IS a GT500... I'd go for the Shelby, personally, but only if it's in the color you want and have the options. i.e. if I were in the shoes the shelby would have to literally be fully loaded, shaker 1000, etc. and be grabber blue.
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Having owned both, I can say there is a major difference between the two. To say one is better than the other is a matter of perspective and what you want to achieve.
As for a 2010 GT500, I would spend a little more and find an '11 or '12.
If you want to buy a car and drive it as is, a 11 or 12 is better choice than the 5.0. Shelby has more power, forged engine, beefier trans and forged wheels. But......if you like to mod and want the most performance for the $$$, the 5.0 is a better choice.
My '12 GT will outperform the new 13 Shelby and I have about 65% of what a new/used 13 Shelby will cost you($57-70k)into the 5.0. Once I have the engine built and a fuel system installed I will have right at $43k in it.
The other consideration is value. The Shelby is well.......a Shelby and it doesn't depreciate as much as a 5.0. So even though I have more performance for the money, the Shelby will always be a better monetary value. The exception to this would be buying a Shelby new and paying ADM to a stealership. That's my $.02
Having said all that, I'm considering getting a '13/14 Shelby.
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To me it depends on what your goals are for the vehicle. If you want something you can mod a lot and parts are all over the place and if you wreck it and don't want to cry like you had to put your dog down with a round in the head, then buy a 5.0. But if you want something that you might love more than your dog and certainly your wife (but only slightly sweetheart!) and will yearn for til the day you die and are afraid of modding because the car is already fast as hell and pulls and pulls...and then you get used to the power so you spend about 700 bucks and are like HOLY CRAP why didnt I spend this money before and then see how much tires cost and have to put a second mortgage on your house or sell your child on the mexican black market to buy new skins because you did a few too many burn outs...then you buy the Shelby. I still want a 5.0 but I have test driven them at least 5 times, the last just 2 weekends ago. The stock 5.0 doesnt come close in power to my 07 GT500 guys. I'm sorry but it's true. Not to say that the 5oh cant be modded easily to my level or beyond at stock. But as it is, I have no inclination to mod anything on the 500 beyond the stock mufflers and the LCA's.
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I have both.
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The GT has long tubes and a full exhaust, intake and Dyno tune. 423 hp 389 tq
The GT 500 will grind it into dust being 100 % bone stock.

You will have way more room to grow with the GT 500.
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yeah, I've seen the 2007-2009's going for the high 20's, low 30's, but not the 2010's....from what I've seen, those are still in the mid to high 30's depending on where you look...
I want to know where you have been looking. Any GT500 starts mid 30s in my area, and the 2010s are still upper 30s to low 40s. I know I would be driving one now instead of my 5.0 if I had found one at that price.
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I have both.
2011 GT
2008 GT 500
The GT has long tubes and a full exhaust, intake and Dyno tune. 423 hp 389 tq
The GT 500 will grind it into dust being 100 % bone stock.

You will have way more room to grow with the GT 500.
Stock 2008 gt500's dyno at 435 hp or so and 420 torque and weigh 3920 lbs for the coupe 4040 lbs for the convertible. 2011+ mustang GT Coupes with a manual transmission weigh 3533 lbs.

Therefore assuming both are coupes : 3920/435 = 9.01 lbs per horsepower for a stock GT500

3533/423 = 8.3 lbs per horsepower for the GT.

GT500's also have nose-heavy weight distribution of :
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57.7% front and 42.3% rear (compared to the 52.5% front, 47.5% rear of a Mustang GT manual.
This is all just what i think are facts on paper, ive never driven a GT500.

Stock Gt500 will probably have a larger powerband and alot more low end torque though but i dont think its going to be grinding the modded GT into dust. My money would be on whoever had better tires. Im sure a gt500 is a bit harder to launch than a GT without DR's, my bone stock engined 5.0 has enough trouble launching on the street with 295 pilot supersports.
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I bought my 08 almost 3 yrs ago, paid upper 30's. It had 1400 miles on it (13k now) and I still believe I got a great deal. I would do it again in a heartbeat! Never have looked back. With the GT500 you can start at the place you have to mod to with the GT, but still plenty of room to mod if you have the urge to. l know several people who have upgraded the SC and are getting 650 hp to the wheels. I did a few appearance mods and shocks and struts and I may still do SC later! Have fun whatever you do. GT is a great car with great potential too!
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100% buy the shelby dude...it'll hold it's value aswell...they wont ever sell for peanuts.
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