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gt500flyboy
01-18-2010, 11:20 PM
Here it is.

gt500flyboy
01-18-2010, 11:22 PM
Here's the just released MT article...

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/112_1003_2011_ford_shelby_gt350/index.html

93KingCobra
01-19-2010, 10:05 AM
I want one....I want one :D :D :D :D

gt500flyboy
01-19-2010, 12:23 PM
Great and exciting job on the reveal. Wish I could have been there. Though I think some tweaks are needed.

Initial thoughts - it all comes off a little too 'ricer' for me. The rear is much better than stock, though skips a diffuser altogether - and that could have slimmed the look a bit. It looks too fat from behind. The backup lamps look out of place as well as the SHELBY lettering (on the bumper - wtf?) I know the front 2-piece will be made 1-piece though it still looks a bit overdone. The rockers look slapped on. The 20" Cragar wheels will be 19" on delivery, but I'm not a fan. I didn't like the Cragars on the original either. And way too much 'GT350' all over. Get it off the hood - and why is GT350 needed twice within a foot on the side? Leave it on the rocker - and change the badge to '5.0' or 'Powered by Ford'.

Overall - too much effort in incorprating all years of GT350. I thought it should be more an homage to the 45th anniversary of the original.

cobrabitn
01-19-2010, 08:27 PM
I like the power numbers but it appears even with 556 hp and a whipple, the engine will be almost maxed out for the street. I still think and always will think that the GT500 should always be the King. Would I buy one? Doubt it but whoever does buy one will have a really cool car.

I definitely like the blackout on the rear and the rear bumper cover is much better than the 2010. I do not like the Roush looking front end but like the air scoop in the front.

Overall, I think it is a winner but again, I still like the 07-09 Shelbys best. :jeff:

ausie
02-27-2010, 12:51 AM
I like the way it was presented. Wonder if they will make more than 100 cars.