I would say completely true if it weren't for the fact we are talking about a Shelby here. Shelby did not develop the name and reputation for doing "me too" cars. This car is nothing new or special. Nothing special. Worse than that, this "me too" car was hyped and had a press release. To raise expectations like that with a name like Shelby only to trot out a soon-to-be replaced version of a Mustang that is nearly identical to mass produced versions already available for the last few years....what could you really expect?Man, there are a lot of Shelby bashers on here. I just don't get it. The great thing about this country is that you have choices. If you don't want one, don't buy one. I see comments like "boring" or they just slapped a Shelby badge on it and installed a supercharger. I don't see Roush bashers or Steeda bashers on here and they generally do the same thing. Shelby is an iconic brand and the performance on their cars are really really good. So many "keyboard car designers" on here that think their ideas are better. Everybody is entitled to their opinion but some people on here are just over the top. I personally like all the variations of all models of our beloved Mustangs.
I was expecting something more than literally a GT with added options. Considering it's a 50th anniversary it could have been A LOT more exclusive. Wider body, custom front & rear bumper/ custom interior, not just some seats and call it a day. Oh cool, they put Shelby coilcovers on a 5.0 Coyote engine, that's awesome... It's a car that anyone could go onto AM and order every single part to build it themselves. Nothing Shelby exclusive about it. It's literally just another version of turnkey package GT offered by many businesses now. I find Shelby to be a bit more iconic and limited then say a Roush or a Steeda or VMP package, etc.I am beginning to believe that we are at a threshold when it comes to these muscle cars. On top of that, I personally believe that we as a mustang community are almost impossible to please when it comes to these new releases of mustang.
If we think logically where what did we ultimately expect? A TT Shelby that put down over a 1000hp? but if they did that, the price would be so far out of everyone's price tag that we would just complain about that too. We as a muscle car community always want more and more which always ends up leaving up disappointed. But I totally understand that. I just think one thing what could have been changed about this model is if they took the engine out of the GT350 and developed a supercharger kit for it. The Shelby's in the past have had different engines as well as a supercharger which set them apart from the rest of the pack. So to see a 5.0 with a supercharger is the only downside I see to this model. There are just too many other ways to obtain a supercharged 5.0.
But when it comes down to the "styling" people are saying its just another bolt on kit with some stick on badges, and again we will refer to the past GT500's. The only thing different with those models were 1: the hood, 2: the grill, 3: the spoiler, and 4: The wheels. When you look at this years model's we got that exact same thing. So when it comes down to it, I do believe this car lacks the originality that we were all hoping for, but all in all, it is a Shelby and it bears the glorious Shelby name.
I do not consider myself a Ford guru or expert my any means, but this has simply just been by observations since I joined this mustang community.
There will always be people who like and dislike cars, you can never please everyone.
I couldn't agree with you more my friend. It sure doesn't have that "one of a kind" feel that the past generations have had.I was expecting something more than literally a GT with added options. Considering it's a 50th anniversary it could have been A LOT more exclusive. Wider body, custom front & rear bumper/ custom interior, not just some seats and call it a day. Oh cool, they put Shelby coilcovers on a 5.0 Coyote engine, that's awesome... It's a car that anyone could go onto AM and order every single part to build it themselves. Nothing Shelby exclusive about it. It's literally just another version of turnkey package GT offered by many businesses now. I find Shelby to be a bit more iconic and limited then say a Roush or a Steeda or VMP package, etc.
Shelby needs to hire younger people to design and market their cars. It seems like most of the decisions makers at Shelby are a group of old men making cars they think the younger generation will like. The S550 Mustang is a sleek and sporty looking car, but it seems some of these designers are still trying to forcefully incorporate the boxy muscle-car design of older Mustangs into the new car. The hood for example doesn't fit the design language of the car, but they seem to bring it back every year. It looks out of place. Shelby, start hiring some younger designers and decision makers!
Yeah, fat old dudes.If you'd watched the live reveal, you'd have heard that this was developed after discussion with members of Team Shelby. Shelby designed this for the very people they know will buy it
Yeah, fat old dudes.
While we're on the subject on target audiences and marketing, did anyone notice that every reveal image of the 18 Mustang featured some trendy hipster millenials in almost every shot, strutting their new world fashion and tight man pants? I doubt any of those models would be buying a $40,000 car, let alone a Mustang.