2016 Track Pack First Impressions

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Recently, I purchased a 2016 Shadow Black Track Pack GT350 to drive and enjoy. All I can say is...wow.

So far, I've put almost 200 miles on the car, and I can't say enough about how incredible this car is to drive! I had a chance to drive (coincidentally) this exact color/combination Shelby at Laguna Seca in August. The track experience was incredible, and driving this car on the street is simply amazing. The steering is tight, especially at speed - the faster you go, the tighter and more responsive the steering becomes. The braking is unbelievable, and the overall feel of the engine (and I do mean FEEL) is amazing. I've NEVER driven a car that is so visceral. This Shelby is extremely refined, while giving you that old school feel of the engine/road through the steering wheel, body, shifting, etc. I've been blessed to own some really nice cars, and nothing has put a smile on my face like this car. The physical connectivity with this car CANNOT be over estimated!

Additionally, I've had a chance to try out several of the driving modes. Sport Mode is just plain awesome! I found myself turning down, and eventually, turning off the radio just so I could hear the engine. Every time I get into the car and put it into Sport Mode, I have to turn off the radio for the majority of the drive - otherwise, I feel like I'm missing out or being cheated by not hearing that sweet engine and exhaust. What a car!

Also, I had the opportunity to (unintentionally) us the Weather Mode, as I got caught in some pretty good rain on the way home from work yesterday (yes, I took it to work, because this car was meant to drive!! :headbang:). I have a 2015 Hellcat; which, of course, is a completely different car, but also a ton a fun! The Hellcat is also tough to drive in the rain - you feel like you have slicks! Therefore, I was concerned about how the Shelby would handle in the rain. So, I put it in Weather Mode, said a quick prayer, and headed home. In short, this car is AMAZING...even in the rain! I never lost traction, even when I tried! I tried to get the back end loose rounding a turn that I had lost traction in the Hellcat during rain...nothing doin'! It handled every bit as good at my all-wheel drive BMW!

In short, I find something new to love about this car each time I take it out. This will be a car that, God willing, will be mine forever.

Cheers! :ford:
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Amazing it surely is! And absolutely stunning in black! Like you, I typically keep the radio off... because of dat sound! :D

Nice bokeh shots too. Congrats again bro! :cheers:
 

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Thanks for the update man, glad you're enjoying! Mine should be here this week ahhhhhhhh
 

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Wow thanks for the pics! I have the exact same car on order. I can't freaking wait!
 

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This is why I ordered black no stripes. Congrats on a great car and thanks for the info. It makes the wait a little easier.
 


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It really does look like a shadow. Great looking ride. Glad you enjoy it.
 

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Nobody more deserving to have one here, you've helped out so many people dude. I still appreciate the deal you set up for me (although I went local at MSRP) and so, seeing you enjoy yours is a great thing.

I'm in Illinois (southern IL) so maybe I'll catch up with you some time when mine comes in.
 
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Nobody more deserving to have one here, you've helped out so many people dude. I still appreciate the deal you set up for me (although I went local at MSRP) and so, seeing you enjoy yours is a great thing.

I'm in Illinois (southern IL) so maybe I'll catch up with you some time when mine comes in.
Thanks! And, we definitely need to meet up sometime! :cheers:
 

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Glad to see you are enjoying your car as they are meant to be driven. My wife is getting a new Camaro SS which should be a joy to drive but the GT350 is on my must have list.
 

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Great photos, thanks for sharing.
 

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Glad to see you are enjoying your car as they are meant to be driven. My wife is getting a new Camaro SS which should be a joy to drive but the GT350 is on my must have list.
GT350 = Must have period. :thumbsup:

The new 6th gen SS? Pretty cool.... nothing wrong with owning two rivals at the same time. Been there, done that like 3 years ago... don't hate us. :D


Anyway back to topic...

Hey Ruben, will you be installing the F splitter on your own? If so, just take your time... lining and aligning up is the tricky part especially when you do the center piece.
 
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I almost forgot to add - the seats. Holy cow, the seats! The Recaros are soooo nice! My hips felt a bit tight at first (I'm 6'1" and 215...I prefer to be called "Husky" :D), but I'm now over 200 miles, and the side bolsters seem to have softened up. Now, I fit perfectly and most comfortably.

The only son in my immediate famliy, and I get the birthing hips! :doh:
 

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I almost forgot to add - the seats. Holy cow, the seats! The Recaros are soooo nice! My hips felt a bit tight at first (I'm 6'1" and 215...I prefer to be called "Husky" :D), but I'm now over 200 miles, and the side bolsters seem to have softened up. Now, I fit perfectly and most comfortably.

The only son in my immediate famliy, and I get the birthing hips! :doh:
Lol, I have this same problem. I have wide hips and my butts hurts in those seats. I've had mine since 11/6 and already put 1600 miles lol. I drove the hell out of this thing. I think I put like 700 in the first week ^_^. Congrats man on the car. If you're interested, I know a guy that does professional shots. He did mine this past weekend.
 

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Pumped to finally see some fellow shadow black cars rolling around! Great pictures! Thanks a ton for the thoughts (and, particularly, the adventure in the weather).

+1 for driving the car to work & not hiding it away

Have fun out there!
 

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Congratulations Shelby! The black looks amazing, as it should. And Thanks for all that you've done for other members! Do feel free to take a ton more pictures and post them up for us. We don't really have much real owner photos of the black
 

 
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