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2007 Shelby Mustang GT500
I still want one
lawman




msg:290454
 1:55 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Pix [bradbarnett.net] of that bad boy.

"At least 475 HP."

 

Leosghost




msg:290455
 2:27 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I knew it was you who had posted that "I want one" even before I opened the thread ;)

For power to weight and especially roadholding on the sort of roads we've got I prefer this [rsportscars.com] for popping out for a baguette to go with my coffee ..

Actually drive at the moment a severely tuned and custom painted ( I haven't finished the paint yet ) 6 wheeled 3500 kg panel van ..more aerodynamic than it sounds ..think TGV ..course the road holding "empty" is cr@p ..left the BM and Jag in storage when we moved ..along with my bikes ..<sniff>

topsites




msg:290456
 5:20 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I'm a bmw man myself.
I have a 318is and a 325ic, both older and both quite nimble.

Thou I must admit the 535 looks tough, I can't deal with a 4-door, the one makes my mouth water is the 340 and if you can find one, the 850 :) I found a few pics, it is ueber-rare:
(by the way, a 5.0 in a bmw is a 12-cylinder)
[bluesmobil.com.ua...]
[motorcities.com...]

Here's one in exquisite detail, for sale:
[lalacars.com...]

And for those who do not believe a Bmw 850 is real:
[marax.at...]
[marax.at...]

.......
One day I might get a corvette, but much like the Mustang is only a ford, the vette is just a chevy.

[edited by: topsites at 5:38 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2006]

digitalghost




msg:290457
 5:24 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I love the way they look, but 475 ponies just isn't enough for me, and unfortunately, it is too much for the GT500 as getting the power to the ground seems to be an issue with those light bodies. I still prefer the 67 with a 390, or better yet, a 427.

But yeah, I want one too. ;)

pageoneresults




msg:290458
 5:31 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Move over, there's a new kid on the block...

Chrysler Firepower [chrysler.com]

I have the Chrysler Crossfire now. Went to the L.A. Auto Show this past weekend and got a close up look of my next car, the Firepower. :)

Performance provided by a 6.1-liter HEMI® V8 and a Dodge Viper-based chassis.

0-60 in under 4.5 with a top speed of 175 mph.

zeus




msg:290459
 5:40 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I always drive motorcycle in the summer, but I have looked at the new mustang, it looks great, but interier looks just typical boring for a us car, that is SO sad because if it just have looked somewhat good I would have bought it. so I will stay with the honda CBR1000 HERE [powersports.honda.com]

[edited by: lawman at 10:08 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2006]
[edit reason] Fix Sidescroll [/edit]

coconutz




msg:290460
 6:27 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Try a Dodge Tomahawk [dodge.com] next summer zeus

8.3 Liter (505cu in) 20 valve Viper V10
0-60mph: 2.5 seconds

herb




msg:290461
 6:57 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Think I'm going for the new Volkswagen
The press release on the car suggests a 0-to-188 mph time of 14 seconds. Top speed? Try 250 mph.

I just put one on lay-way. A few years of payments left before they let me pick it up.

Bugatti Veyron [forbes.com]

Leosghost




msg:290462
 7:59 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Now I want one of what coconuts said ...but I'll have to reg it like all my others in another country and ride it here ..here we are only allowed upto 100 bhp if it's on french plates ..and no mods to cars etc ..

Which is another reason why one of my non french companies owns all my wheels ..;))

lawman




msg:290463
 8:23 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

BTW, I don't care how many ponies it has, I'd never have a Mustang unless it says "Shelby" on the back.

<added> Oh, it'd have to be in black with a "no stripe" option (if available). </added>

[edited by: lawman at 8:25 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2006]

JerryOdom




msg:290464
 8:25 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 I've been restoring. I used to drive it in high school and I miss it. Big and nasty.

lawman




msg:290465
 8:27 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a 1969 Mustang Mach 1

Does it have the Cobra Jet engine?

Leosghost




msg:290466
 9:13 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

black

matte black ...if you are gonna do it ..do it right ;)

MatthewHSE




msg:290467
 9:43 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Would anybody like to see some pictures of my red '85 Escort? ;)

Leosghost




msg:290468
 9:48 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

coconutz..( sorry for misreading the nick of anyone who posts such beauty ) I can't find the price ..nor the paypal buy now button ..

pageoneresults




msg:290469
 9:49 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Would anybody like to see some pictures of my red '85 Escort?

Only if it has 450+ HP. :)

Leosghost




msg:290470
 10:05 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Not wishing to get into a p*ssing up the wall contest ..'cos I am an old fart in WebmasterWorld terms ( well I'm as old as webwork and lawman anyway ;) and some of you here have played with far faster toys than I ( jealous I am ..then again it depends in what circumstances you got to "play".. ) but to date this is the fastest baby I ever drove all on my ownsome [vflintham.demon.co.uk] ( 'tis not I in the photo ..but the "trick" not so hard to do as you would think ..nor is the speeeling mistake in the URL mine ) ..actually I prefer skydiving with snowboards ;)) ..

Some here have already said that is "silly" or words to that effect ....they have no soul ~:)

always did want to play with a blackbird ..ah well ..

DrDoc




msg:290471
 10:28 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Koenigsegg CCR [koenigsegg.com]

By the way: Hemi = Half

zeus




msg:290472
 10:36 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

as said before I would like the mustang, but the inside just suck, I like the 1967-69, but I would not drive that everyday, its a classic.

When I search for a car, It need min 270 hp, min top speed 270 (bmw/mercedes no chip is ok) and I dont like the filt top on cabrio, it must be as the slk, but what do we have then, ofcause also a somewhat ok price.

Maserati 3200
BMW M3
Mercedes SLK 350, AMG 55
Ford Mustang 2005-

I need the speed.

Leosghost




msg:290473
 10:36 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ooooohhh ..sluuuurp ..You just got to love a car that smiles at you like halloween :)

Respects to Swedish aircraft too.

I like the 1967-69, but I would not drive that everyday, its a classic.

til you try to back it into a space with those dinky lil mirrors ..then it's a <snip> ..why do pony cars have such lousy all around vision ..and my head hits the roof ..and my legs don't fit ..otherwise they make a nice noise ..but they dont stick to the road ..

[edited by: lawman at 10:43 pm (utc) on Jan. 12, 2006]

DrDoc




msg:290474
 10:43 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

The Koenigsegg sticks better to the ground the faster you drive ;)

Leosghost




msg:290475
 10:52 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

Further to the to the Koenigsegg ..( got to love a car that smiles :)) ..ah ..I ' may be hooked ..depends on what they write back to me about the headroom ..as it's nowhere in the specs ) ..

It says "Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)" gwaaann!
That is Tex Avery stopping power!
or a typo?

I tried that with a kawa 900 ..cost me a busted leg and some gravel rash and serious plastic costs ..and the scratch marks were way longer than 32 meters on the highway ..

So one is forced to ask is the car real ..( I would like to think so ..but "Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)" ..even plus brain response time ..is missing at least 100 metres?

shigamoto




msg:290476
 8:27 am on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would rather want the original Shelby :P I've actually had a BMW M3 as someone mentioned, it's fast but can't say it's that special for the money. A lot of things broke down on it, things that shouldn't break down on a car like that, things that doesn't even break down on a Escort from 85..

A Mustang would be nice, eventhough I'm a bit uncertain about the suspension, maybe you need that type of suspension so that the car avoids wheel spins and that the power is distributed correctly.

vibgyor79




msg:290477
 12:44 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

hey, can I expect 40 mpg on these bad boys (with the engine turned off and car rolling down hill)?

Leosghost




msg:290478
 12:47 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

You might have trouble stopping as all the braking systems are servo assisted ..and the mustang at least probably weighs nearly as much as my truck :)

ska_demon




msg:290479
 1:08 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok Mustangs are cool but I prefer the older ones ie the original shelby.

The best car built by ford, IMO is the 64 1/2 Ford Galaxie 427 Z-Code with the aluminium fenders. There was one on that auction site last year that didn't sell at $35000.

Sticky me if you got one for sale ;oP

See, some of us in the UK understand American Muscle Cars.

Ska

katana_one




msg:290480
 1:19 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I would also love to have a new Shelby Mustang, but until I can afford one, I will have to stick with my 95 Mustang GT.

DrDoc




msg:290481
 7:19 pm on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yep, the Koenigsegg CCR is way real. Second fastest car in the world. (Was fastest, until Bugatti Veyron came out.)

Some nifty clips here: [koenigsegg.com...]
I also find the "Safety" interesting: [koenigsegg.com...]

Yeah, 31m sounds increadibly short ... but I don't think it's impossible, under the right circumstances.

I like the hardtop that fits in the "front".

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