2020 Shelby GT500 discussion with R&D Ford driver Billy Johnson!

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Basically Billy is saying,
It is over 4,000 pounds.
The carbon fiber track pack car is very very fast around a track.
 

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I’m guessing under 4,000 lbs, but barely.
 

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Does sound like he's been given marching orders to soften the blow about the weight, when that comes out.
 

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People I trust have said a thousand times, it wont be under 4k
Ahhhhhh, but what will take it under 4k?
Light weight forgelines
Full exhaust removing the heavy OEM
Remove rear seats
Lithium battery
Driver racing seat, no passenger seat
Better two piece rotors
Aluminum DS?


Btw, does anyone know if ford used carbon fiber for the hood and trunk? I know this is a gt500, but that's one of the nice things about mustangs. Mod to your hearts content!
 

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Its composite, but no CF on the front end.
The DS is CF, so is aluminum going to be lighter?
 

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This was before the CFTP was officially announced, so i suspect the base?
 

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This was before the CFTP was officially announced, so i suspect the base?
I would say so, but who knows. Ford is keeping the weight a secret..... so..
 

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Track will be under 4,000 3814
Base has to be under 4,000 3978

Why do you think this thing took so long? Not like they were learning about superchargers the whole time.


Ford has some smart guys. They know there is no replacement for Mass Displacement.
 

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Track will be under 4,000 3814
Base has to be under 4,000 3978

Why do you think this thing took so long? Not like they were learning about superchargers the whole time.


Ford has some smart guys. They know there is no replacement for Mass Displacement.
if you think the base is going to weigh that, you'll be sad.
 
 
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