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post #1 of 21 Old 03-20-2005, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
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"Ford Shelby Cobra GT500"

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-20-2005, 07:16 AM
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Thats cool. Finally some official word on this car. I can't wait until it comes out.
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tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock
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So it seems that MotorTrend was right about the name. LETS HOPE THEY WERE RIGHT ABOUT THAT 550 HORSEPOWER TOO!!!

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Can't say I fell in love with it when I saw it. It oddly doesn't have quite the same effect on me that I thought is would have. Maybe if it wasn't designed as a "Shelby", it could've looked better. Now for some ranting...The front end shouldn't have been re-designed to look so sleek. It takes away so much of the muscular appearance the GT has. The hood is quite disgusting also. I have never really liked any scoops (especially non-working ones) on the hood of any Mustang, and these ones are just ugly. A forward-facing scoop (WRX style) would've worked perfectly for this car. Also, on the rear, the Shelby logo is WAY TOO BIG along with the little spoiler which is also too big...with the spoiler and the large lettering, it looks almost like a cartoon. There's other things probably, but whatever. Anyway, its a new generation Mustang and its appearance overall is amazing. The classic Cobra on the left side of the grill brings back some non-existent (to me) memories and it does still keep that awesome heritage design that just pulls me in more and more every time I see it. And no matter the appearance, the horsepower is like a magnet. With "more than" 450 horsepower (I heard it was close to 500), this GT500 grabs me by throat and chokes me until I can't help but stare. Even though Ford could've done much better, this is good enough
I never thought I would say this, but the Cobra no longer looks better than the GT. That sucks.

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SHELBY

What a Joke. It's a Cobra not a Shelby. You can't dump a Cobra engine in it and add some stripes and the words GT500 and call it a Shelby. It needs rear window and rear quarter louvers. That Cobra front end looks comical. I hate that fucking ****!

If I was Mr. Shelby I would not allow it!!!
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I think the performance factor of this car is absolutely awesome. Huge brakes, solid rear, six speed trans, and that insane motor. But i also have problems with the looks of this car. I'd like to see it in another color though before i make any real judgement as i'm not a fan of red/white stripes.
On a side note, somebody in another forum said the front end looks like a sad puppy dog...HA
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Well, I got bored this afternoon and felt like messing around with some GT500 photos. I got rid of the Shelby lettering on the back and in a different one I added an extremely cheesy SVT and Ford logo on the rear-end. Horrible Paint Shop Pro material, but meh...felt like posting something

The original http://www.geocities.com/muscularmustangs/cobragt.jpg

Second version http://www.geocities.com/muscularmus...obragtdiff.jpg

Cheesy third version http://www.geocities.com/muscularmus...bragtdiff2.jpg

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GT 500

Would look nicer with GTR/ 2003 Mustang Concept Tailights. Some of the aftermarket ducktail spoilers have a more intergrated streamline look. I hope there is a roof, hood, and trunk stripe delete option. The redesigned front and hood looks great.
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