First time hearing/seeing a 15-20 GT350?

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Where was the first time you heard about the 15-20 GT350? And where/when was the first time you saw it in person?

I think I read about the car in some sort of magazine after seeing renders and spy shots, then when I saw that red GT350R at Goodwood 2015 (GT350 Goodwood) I was hooked. It was one of the most glorious videos I have ever seen. The noise, the look, the speed, and that thing violently breaking loose off the line. I kept reading about all the features and couldn't believe this was a mustang. Then I finally got to see it in person at the 2015 Rolex Reunion at Laguna Seca. They had a huge dispaly for the GT350 as it was a 50th anniversary celebration. It was cool because they raced all of the GT350's from the 60's. Then they had about 3 new GT350's there and I got to do a ride along and some of the FP engineers were there to even answer questions and show us all of the glorious features. I don't think I'll ever be tired of this car.

 

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November 24, 2015 at the LA International Autoshow. Posted on IG: "Mmmm, GT350. Would look nice next to the Viper in the garage"

Got a little distracted for a couple years with a motorcycle, a truck, and classic cars, but in March of this year I finally bought one.

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November 24, 2015 at the LA International Autoshow. Posted on IG: "Mmmm, GT350. Would look nice next to the Viper in the garage"

Got a little distracted for a couple years with a motorcycle, a truck, and classic cars, but in March of this year I finally bought one.

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Congrats! I got mine in June. It was between that and a viper actually! Is that a 96 GTS?
 

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early ‘16 I saw the ads hit the interweb, and I was hooked.

never was a mustang guy, owned a notchback in 1991 for about 6 months...but this 350 had/has my attention.

Read everything I could and never saw one until a year later, as we lived in a small town. Was visiting in-laws when a jet black/no stripes 350 rolled by with chrome exhaust tips and I will never forget the sound.

took me 3 more years to get here, but found a 12,000 mile R last week and bought it over the phone...going to pick it up Friday ;)
 
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early ‘16 I saw the ads hit the interweb, and I was hooked.

never was a mustang guy, owned a notchback in 1991 for about 6 months...but this 350 had/has my attention.

Read everything I could and never saw one until a year later, as we lived in a small town. Was visiting in-laws when a jet black/no stripes 350 rolled by with chrome exhaust tips and I will never forget the sound.

took me 3 more years to get here, but found a 12,000 mile R last week and bought it over the phone...going to pick it up Friday ;)
Hell yeah, congrats! Post pics when she arrives.
 


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First time I saw, heard, or drove one was 3 years ago when I picked mine up at the dealer on the other side of the country. Talk about a gamble.
 

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First time I heard it I was at college walking to class. I heard something badass from behind, at first I thought it was a Mustang, and then I saw the Shelby Cobra, I had to do a double take. When I got home I immediately looked up and saw the GT350
 

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First time I saw one it was parked outside the gym when I was living in Houston as a post-doc. Black with stripe delete. I was lucky enough to buy mine three years later.
 

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2015 Carlisle PA-Ford Nationals...Ford displayed/demo’d a black R at the bandstand...once that intoxicating VooDoo fired up I was hooked!

Wasn’t even in the market up until that exact moment....
 

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I was taking a study break and was looking at the new cars being unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and saw the GT350R. Those wheels, the spoiler, and that blue color. I was hooked. Then I found a video of Jamal Hameedi revving a GT350R. This is part of that video (I can't find the original video other than on facebook):

 

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Decided I'd look at a Magnetic R at a local dealer in 2018. First real up close look at a 350/R. Sat in it. Fired it up and I knew my HC A8 was gone. The HC was just too big and boring and I wanted back into a 3rd pedal. The pure visceral sound and feel was calling to my soul. Woulda bought it that day if the dealer wasn't so greedy but $30k ADM... Paid off to wait it out for a couple months. There are times when I feel like making the move to a GT500 but I think giving up my R would sting to much. It's not the fastest car I've had but it sure is the most enjoyable to drive. I would miss it.
 

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The day I bought it.
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First cold start was when it was delivered to my house a few days later. That’s when all doubts about the purchase went away.
 
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