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

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  1. obspsd

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    I am watching this right now. Enjoy!!! Thank you Billy!
     
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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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    Great interview.
     
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    Insanely capable!:rockon:
     
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    People I trust have said a thousand times, it wont be under 4k
     
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    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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    Which version?
     
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    This was before the CFTP was officially announced, so i suspect the base?
     
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    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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    if you think the base is going to weigh that, you'll be sad.
     
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    My bad, I didnt know it had cf. Makes sense since last gt500 had cf.
     
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