Diego's 2021 GT500 (CFTP)

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Hello,

Just picked up my 2021 CFTP last week in Carbonized Grey Metallic from Sun State Ford in Orlando, FL. M2041 build number. I have not driven it much since I am waiting to have detailing done with PPF / ceramic coating etc. Here it is for now! Car so far feels amazing. I have removed the stickers/stripes. I didn't like very much.

Previous Cars (All Sold)

2013 G37S 6MT Supercharged
2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
2017 370Z NISMO
2017 GT350 (NON R)
2018 Lexus GS F
2018 Nissan GT-R
2020 Acura NSX
2021 Audi RS7

NEW TOY 2021 Shelby GT500 (CFTP)

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You have one hell of a vehicle list there. Congrats on the new ride! What is the favorite car you have owned so far?
Thank you so much :) GT-R will always be my favorite. It was fast, fun and practical with lot's of mod potential. NSX was just something different unique & rare on the street but least practical and smallest of all. Each car has always been my main daily driver so some of those didn't cars did not meet all my wants & needs.

The RS7 was the nicest car I have had. That thing is gorgeous but being single with no kids I did not need that big of a car. I decide to sell my RS7 after only 4-5 months with it and picked up a smaller 4 door daily driver and the GT500 as my toy to have fun with.

I really missed being in a 2 door sports car and I was torn on what to get next after my RS7. I almost got into another GT-R (My 3rd) but with the market the way it is, that car is now extremely overpriced in my opinion. I called every Nissan dealer in the nation for a new 2021 GT-R and with MSRP of 121K plus markup it was not worth it to me at all! My 2018 GT-R with 2K miles on showroom floor was 84K and I could not justify paying over 120 for essentially the same $#I!t

The GT500 CFTP seemed like the sweet spot for the $$$ and for an MSRP of $96K I was sold.
 
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sweet. how does the CFTP compare to your previous GT-R's overall? congrats man...
GT500 is a beast! I finally did a WOT pull and surprised the hell of me lol. 7-spd DCT with that SC V8 is an entirely different experience. My GT-R with FBO/E85 made 640 AWHP and the GT500 feels just as fast stock. I will always love the GT-R but got bored of them. GT500 sounds better IMHO and shifts seem a lot smoother/quicker compared to the GT-R 6spd DCT. The GT500 feels heavier but handles much better as far as I can tell so far. Interior on the GT-R is a tad nicer but the digital gauge cluster on the GT500 is pretty sweet plus the recaro seats are way better compared to the premium GT-R seats. Both are great in their own way's but for the $ compared to what the GT-R's are selling for now I did not hesitate to take the GT500 over it.

The GT500 is something new/different and that is what I love most. Awesome new platform!!
 
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Installed the BMR Springs yesterday. I will be selling my CFTP springs for $250.00 shipped if anyone is interested. Only 150 miles on the OEM CFTP springs.

BMR lowered the car 7/8 more up front and 1/4 more on rear. I will post pics soon.

Other mods so far

- Xpel PPF (Entire Front Clip)

- JLT Intake
- JLT Rock Blockers
- JLT Master Cylinder Cover
- Diode Dynamics Interior LED Kit
- Diode Dynamics Reverse LED

This weekend I will have the entire car professionally detailed and ceramic coated.

I may be taking the car to Palm Beach Dyno very soon. Talking to them now on performance options. Planning to tune the engine/trans with division x fuel rails/ID 1050X injectors to run E85.

Not sure on changing pulley's yet but wanted to start here to get a little more power nothing crazy. They recommended a 2.5 pulley with upgraded tensioner + idler. I was debating on going this route or just keeping the stock pulley. Unsure at the moment now.

Exhaust will stay stock for now with Lethal X-Pipe. No plans for headers. Maybe Borla Atak in the future.

Below are a few pics after lowered at shop. BMR say's they should settle a tad more so I will take more pics after driving it for the next few day's.

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Goddamn that shit looks so 😍😍😍😍
 
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