2020 Shelby GT500 vs. GT350R: Autocross Back-to-Back Comparison

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Very cool video. Thank you.
 

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Interesting but not surprising. The GT350 is a great track car and on a tight track with no wide open straights the GT350 is better suited for autocross.
 

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Looks like two different drivers to me. If so the results could be skewed by the better driver in the GT350. He is talking like he was the driver in both but the shirt sleeves were different.
 

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If it's Dixie's event on Feb 2nd, both cars have been raw timed by E Street MR2.... So - quoting thread topic from elsewhere - GT500 CFTP has been crushed and humiliated by 1990 MR2.
LOLOL.
 

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500 was just too powerful and hard to contain. Definitely exploits its weakness vs the 350s strength.
 

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Interesting but not surprising. The GT350 is a great track car and on a tight track with no wide open straights the GT350 is better suited for autocross.
Totally agreed and I took note that the driver made mention of a +300 pound weight difference between the two cars which is certainly substantial on an autocross and tight course.

If the advertised weight for the 2 seat CFTP of 4060# is correct then that would put my 2018 Base R model at ~440# lighter than the 2 seat GT500 based on me running a half tank of fuel which obviously is very significant on a course such as this.
 

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Great video. The GT500 looks great in triple back. (My GT350 is triple black so I'm biased.)

Occurs to me that it takes a really accomplished autoxer to get the most out of a car like the GT500. Maybe a Sam Strano?
 

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Looks like two different drivers to me. If so the results could be skewed by the better driver in the GT350. He is talking like he was the driver in both but the shirt sleeves were different.
It was the same driver. I say this with confidence as I was there.
 

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It would have been interesting to see a GT PP2 and an EB performance pack car run as well same day same driver on this very small autocross course. I wouldn't be surprised if the GT PP2 is very close to the GT350 times on a tiny track like that. Heck, it might be faster than the GT350. I know the times I ran small courses with the GT350 I had to be gentle with the car and it was tough to use the power even of the GT350.

Hopefully before long we will see the GT500 on a larger course.
 

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It would have been interesting to see a GT PP2 and an EB performance pack car run as well same day same driver on this very small autocross course. I wouldn't be surprised if the GT PP2 is very close to the GT350 times on a tiny track like that. Heck, it might be faster than the GT350. I know the times I ran small courses with the GT350 I had to be gentle with the car and it was tough to use the power even of the GT350.

Hopefully before long we will see the GT500 on a larger course.
This is as large of an autocross course as they come.
 
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It would have been interesting to see a GT PP2 and an EB performance pack car run as well same day same driver on this very small autocross course. I wouldn't be surprised if the GT PP2 is very close to the GT350 times on a tiny track like that. Heck, it might be faster than the GT350. I know the times I ran small courses with the GT350 I had to be gentle with the car and it was tough to use the power even of the GT350.

Hopefully before long we will see the GT500 on a larger course.
Yeah I’m not a huge mustang guy more of a muscle car guy, but I do really like the new EB performance pack, that car must be a blast to drive and with 0-60 times around 4.5 it’s no slouch either,
 

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This is as large of an autocross course as they come.
Didn't seem that large compared to the autocrosses near me. But to me if you can't get into 5th gear the track is too small.
 

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If it's Dixie's event on Feb 2nd, both cars have been raw timed by E Street MR2.... So - quoting thread topic from elsewhere - GT500 CFTP has been crushed and humiliated by 1990 MR2.
LOLOL.
LOL, 2 minutes of fame for the mister2! :crackup:
 
 
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