Rumor: GT500 BASE MSRP is 67k

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    I heard the base GT500 is starting at $71k
     
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    Lockport.

    Sadly, it is a mere shell of what it used to be.
     
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    Let's not derail this now debunked MSRP rumor thread any further.
     
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    I heard it isn't. :giggle:
     
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    Hopefully we are only a week or so away from the details.
     
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    I heard it’s $67,500 ...


    I said it out loud, heard it, now it’s __fact__.

    Also, Mustang relevant price synergy (snicker)
     
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    If you compare the 2014 GT500 to the 2014 ZL1, you will see the Ford has a lower MSRP. I would expect the starting MSRP of the GT500 to still be lower than the current generation ZL1.

    Not sure why Ford would change that.

    People keep spouting all these super high prices. Ford has never done that in the past. Not sure why they would suddenly change now.
     
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    Because Ford is in a position of dominance in terms of sales for this market segment, and that's with often times an equal/higher price and/or from Chevy with a comparable vehicle from a lower price option bracket.

    Ford will have (very likely) a superior product vs. the ZL1, with better market and brand positioning - they don't need to a __lower__ MSRP.
     
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    I have said this before, but logically the determining factor will be the cost of the GT350. I just can't imagine a base GT500 being cheaper than a GT350 R. I expect it to be in the same ballpark.
     
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    It's a bit more complex than just being informed by an existing product price, all sort of cost basis, market, EOS (especially if the 5.2L sees other uses), etc., I get they don't want to create an odd product overlap, though a 350R is more like the CFTP (with an ~$8K premium for carbon components). My previous point: Ford isn't factoring in the ZL1 MSRP as part of the pricing, other than (the aforementioned) pricing being one price with a larger market segment, where they have a good lead.
     
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    In 2014 GT500 didn't have all the carbon fiber content. I don't recall if the engine was hand assembled in a low volume shop, or not. Maybe you guys can answer that. But those two things would add cost versus a ZL1. Other than the aero-bits and the carbon fiber hood cover, ZL1 is more similar to SS than GT500 is to GT. That will have a bearing on cost, which is the starting point for price. Ford clearly knows what ZL1 pricing structure is, but I doubt that will mean much more than a footnote to them when they price the GT500. Maintaining sufficient spacing with GT350 is probably more of a factor than ZL1 pricing.
     
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    I wouldn't think that cost would be such a driving factor in MSRP - especially on a product like the GT500, but you are the industry guru. I don't know how much the carbon parts actually cost to make, either. My post was also about the GT500, not the highest option GT500. I don't think there's much carbon fiber on the "base" GT500.

    I think the GT500 could/might be quicker than the ZL1, but they are definitely competitors and Ford should be looking to beat the ZL1. If the GT500 MSRP is higher than the comparable Camaro, it lets in all the arguments about the cost of adding aftermarket equipment to the ZL1 to make it quicker and to compare the modified Camaro to the stock GT500. Those considerations will enter into the buyers' minds.
     
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    How about a DCT that will blow your mind when you learn about the replacement cost.
     
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    They sold the GT350/R Msrp less than the Z28.
     
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    But then the Z/28 was probably over-priced. That's just my personal opinion. Pricing was primarily cost-based. And it did have ceramic brakes which really pile up the cost.
     
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    Sure, they went through a design process that resulted in a car with X price, they weren't "under-pricing" a Z28, i.e., they didn't think, "We need to be cheaper than a Z/28". Consumer products typically target market segments, that have a pretty wide range of price, then the manufacturer determines their "value" and market position and adjusts - but of course that's all tightly coupled with all the baseline costs for initial engineering, R&D, and all the business support cases (that are also informed by marketing, consumer studies, whatnot ...)
     
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    Yeah well carbon fiber wheels are more than ceramic rotors.
     
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    Think of all the engineering in the R compared to the Z.
    The R is better engineered.

    If you don’t think ford considered price when building the GT350/R you’re wrong.
     
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    In 15-20 years the Z28 will be collectible.

    NA, titanium rods, stripped track beast.

    The R will always be desirable, too.
     
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