2020 Shelby GT500 vs. GT350R: Comparison and Driving Impressions

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One is a rare base R (collector), the AG R is my all around sports car, the TY R was my track car. The TY R is being traded in for the CFTP GT500 (which will be my new track car).

It makes perfect sense, lol
...yes. Still not sold on the "collector" aspect, but you enjoy them any which way you want.





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...yes. Still not sold on the "collector" aspect, but you enjoy them any which way you want.
Its 1 of 125. These cars are going to be passed on to the next generation. They will have value in that time frame.

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Furthermore, the GT350R is (was) one of the best bang for your buck sportscars out there. Many hard core enthusiasts from other camps sought them out and paid large ADMs to get them. The run was so successful, that it went from a 3 year projected run to a 6 year run..... And they are still selling.

The price has been affected by the new and upcoming GT500, but that is to be expected.
 
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The development driver told me personally that the 500CFTP is exponentially better than the R in every way. He told me this as I watched him do things to my R around Daytona that I did not think possible.

The jury is out. Its a shame mine didn't come in time.
While I don't deny that it will run circles around a 350R (and it should with over 200HP more) it's just not going to get the same accolades for a drivers car, it just isnt. Wait and see my friend
 

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While I don't deny that it will run circles around a 350R (and it should with over 200HP more) it's just not going to get the same accolades for a drivers car, it just isnt. Wait and see my friend
I think you're underestimating the hype around the Shelby badging. That plus the additional performance might be enough to push it over the edge with the same review outlets. Then think about a potential GT500KR.
 

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I think you're underestimating the hype around the Shelby badging. That plus the additional performance might be enough to push it over the edge with the same review outlets. Then think about a potential GT500KR.
Nope, I'm not underestimating it and I highly doubt there will be a KR. A manual transmission might help the driving experience though, but that's a pipe dream as well. Everyone will have their opinions, so let's just see how it plays out.
 

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I agree with that completely.
 

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While I don't deny that it will run circles around a 350R (and it should with over 200HP more) it's just not going to get the same accolades for a drivers car, it just isnt. Wait and see my friend
Until I took delivery of mine, I thought the same thing. I was genuinely concerned I wouldn't enjoy the 500 quite as much as my 350 that I had to sell.

Boy was I WRONG. In every single way.

It captures the sole of the 350, and then injects a serious dose of steroids. I do not miss the third pedal. The DCT is that damn good.
 
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Listen I ordered an R for 2020 and I am a 120% stick shift kind of guy- however mustang is moving forward competing with super cars, and that automatic transmission is special- the shifts are beyond on point and for them to take a step back and throw a manual option for the 500 in the future really is counter productive as far as competing with the competition- save this post post for the future you’ll see! (Look I Hope so for the enthusiasts out there but I don’t bank on it)
 

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Listen I ordered an R for 2020 and I am a 120% stick shift kind of guy- however mustang is moving forward competing with super cars, and that automatic transmission is special- the shifts are beyond on point and for them to take a step back and throw a manual option for the 500 in the future really is counter productive as far as competing with the competition- save this post post for the future you’ll see! (Look I Hope so for the enthusiasts out there but I don’t bank on it)
That's the problem, if i wanted an auto performance car I wouldn't get a Mustang or indeed the GT500 as the competition is too strong. The Porsche PDK is in a different league to the 10 speed (the 10 speed was originally designed for pickup trucks!). Ford need to do their best to keep the niche of a high reving stick shift V8 for the performance market or they will struggle. Ironically even though Porsche has one of the best double clutch transmissions, they have recognised that the gimmicks of flappy paddles is kinda last years fashion, see the intro of manual GT3, GT4 stick only and Catman GTS with manual only initially.
 

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sheeet, I had a few hundred shares when they were single digits and low teens. Same with Apple. Sold out ages ago though. I'd be rather wealthy had I held on... Story of my life.
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