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    Liking the front facia but does anyone know what the design thinking was behind the recesses in the grille? Not sure what to call them since they don't appear functional. Just a nod to previous model lights?

    Maybe Ford thought they'd put the recesses in there because if they don't the aftermarket will.
     
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    I believe the ones I've posted were TT (Tool Trialing.....I think that what the TT stands for!)......so will be, I assume, crushed :crying:
     
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    Like the Boss 302 grille, these "blanks" can be removed for extra cooling :)
     
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    Some great video footage from Joe Raiti at Raiti's Rides.

    This is the second time (Stangmode said the same) that Jet Fighter Gray is only available on the Handling Package. Either this has changed since the original announcement or they are both incorrect. I guess its possible a Ford Rep could have given incorrect information to them. The original statement was that the Appearance Package (orange calipers/orange seat stripe/orange stripe accents) is only available with Fighter Jet Gray.

     
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    Well heck, the photos above are the first time I've noticed the two grill intakes/cutouts aren't perfectly around, but flat on the top to follow the grill.

    So when you say "orange stripe accents" does that include the hood stripe too? I really want to see a Handling Pack without the Appearance Package (i.e. stripe free), in any color really.

    Oh, and is the 480HP still being talked about as "estimated", or have they nailed that down as the official spec yet[?]
     
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    The track pack version is visually superior to the base model. I assume its price point is much higher as well..The track pack is a tremec manual trans only, no 10 speed.
     
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    Yep, orange accent stripes on the hood and rockers.

    Pretty sure 480hp is set......otherwise there would be costly certification processes to follow (they've already done that for the Bullitt both in the US and rest of the world). And the posters at Carlisle show it as 480hp......no "at least" or "estimated"
     
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    As for the grille.....its very similar to the '10MY S197.

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    I called Raiti’s rides out on that on Facebook and he replied saying that’s what Jim Owens told him yesterday.. which is the opposite of what the press release and what was stated in an interview with REVan Evan in Oklahoma.
     
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    PP2 is $6,500 package ontop of the GT, I would imagine the Handling package will be similar over the base Mach1.
     
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    I had the opportunity to speak with Carl Widmann and Jim Owens at the event yesterday and was able to glean some insight into the vehicle. First, the Appearance Package (the orange accents, striping and calipers) is only available in Fighter Jet Gray. The Handling Pack is available in all colors. Also, 480hp/420tq is set in stone. The reason why they went with the Bullitt engine is because this car is going to be made available globally and they did not want to spend the additional development time to meet emissions standards or to certify a new powertrain. There was initial talk of pursuing a Boss program, but that would have required a race program and Carl mentioned that a Boss program would be very specific to North America. The decision was made to pursue the Mach program for global customers. I also spoke to Carl about the lack of a Shaker hood, and I even asked if they considered NACA ducts instead. It all came down to aerodynamics and both the Shaker hood and the NACA ducts created too much lift, so they kept the hood vents from the 2018+ GT.
     
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    I think that's too high considering MagneRide and a number of other PP1 features are standard. All you have is wheels/tires, a larger, unique, higher downforce front splitter, new front wheel lip moldings, a low-gloss Magnetic swing spoiler with a Gurney flap, and rear tire spats. Don't even think we are at PP1 pricing. I'm thinking more on the order of $3k.
     
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    For what it's worth, I have heard differently from a Ford person that the Fighter Jet Gray does not come exclusively with the Handling Package. I believe it was still in discussion from what I understood. If Carl didn't mention it during Carlisle that it is decided, I still am banking on those being separate. In fact, I thought one of the FRAP photos that Twin Turbo posted was of a Fighter Jet Gray non-handling package car.
     
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