Some New GT500 Videos, Including Track Footage

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  1. Patio208

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    Here’s a good short video for you!!!
     
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    And another video!
     
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    "Why does it not have 2018 model headlights?" - Because it doesn't fit well with the carbon composite radiator cooling system.

    Don't lie, you know it's because the 2015-17 headlights look far better. :)
     
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    dangggg
     
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    I thought you were going to drive it??!!!
     
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    Did he really think it had a FPC?
     
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    I have watched a lot of his videos so I don’t think so, but who knows.
     
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    Jeebus, it looks like it carries a ton of speed into the turn!
     
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    man, that grabber lime looks amazing
     
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    ...much like a turd that jumped outta the punch bowl does.

    Where the **** are the white, black and silver GT500's? Not seeing them on the street so far.
     
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    I sure would like to see a white one.
     
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    I think an arctic / ice white would look ridiculously nice on this car.

    Would marry the brutal performance with a posh look.
     
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    My gawd those things are wicked, Cant wait to see what the aftermarket does to open these babies up some more
     
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    I think that the DCT will actually prevent any truly amazing gains. DCTs are usually pretty "fragile" when compared to standard autos, and don't do well with really high TQ numbers. Maybe Tremec found a way around this, but according to their site, their DCT is rated for "only" 663lb-ft. Yet another reason its disappointing that Ford opted (currently) for a DCT only route for the GT500. For comparison, the ZL1 that uses Chevy's version of the A10 can support over 1000 lb-ft (that's a lot of twisting!) and is still wickedly fast at shifting. Does a DCT shift faster? Yes, but only by milliseconds. Is it as strong as the A10? Most likely not. is it as fun as a manual? IMO definitely not.
    http://www.tremec.com/menu.php?m=155
     
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    This is my concern too, that the DCT is already at its limit with stock HP/TQ.....So lets hope they have added some 'padding' to those numbers or maybe the aftermarket will make some super duper parts. Which I have no idea what that would be cause i have no idea what fails or is the weak point in a DCT.....but sounds expensive just talking about it. And i am all on board with the DCT, i think it is a great choice, just hope it works out with bigger HP/TQ numbers....
     
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    What car with "really high TQ numbers" proved its DCT to be fragile?
     
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    Im not doing the research for you, it's called Google. And by really high I mean anything 50-100+ over OEM torque numbers. It's a known mechanical fact that DCTs are much more fragile (and obviously difficult and expensive to fix) than auto and manual transmissions. Wether you believe me or not is up to you, but that is the truth of DCTs. Again, maybe Tremec found a way to allow for much more torque, but I honestly doubt it. DCTs are much more complex than standard autos, and the much greater number of parts contained in a single DCT (check the Tremec link I posted) make them less "robust" and more fragile. Even BMW is now planning to move away from them in favor of autos.
    At the end of the day, they are slightly obsolete when compared to newer autos. Yes, the shifts are "faster", but only by milliseconds, aka pretty imperceptible when compared to newer autos like the A10 shift speeds (that actually shift faster than Porsche's "PDK" DCTs). The GT500 would have most likely been just as fast with the A10, which makes me think that they added the DCT for "bragging" rights (ie because supercars use them) and to up the price of admission.
    Obviously 650 lb-ft should be plenty for most people, but its unfortunate that some people won't be able to tune their car to have far more just because Ford chose to go with a DCT. Or time will prove that I'm wrong and we'll see it handle insane amounts of power, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    Lol, I'm not asking you to do any research for me. I merely asked you to respond to a statement you made. You now further your statement by making another...

    ...and yet you still provide zero detail to back up your statement.

    And then you throw in this gem of a red herring...

    Nobody is arguing BMW's position, or cost. Yet you were implying that "really high horsepower cars" had fragile DCT's. Were these BMW's really high horsepower and is/was BMW moving away from them due to them due to the fact that they couldn't handle this kind of power? Red herring indeed.

    Again, what high horsepower car(s) proved the DCT to be a fragile transmission?
     
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