[Updated]: [email protected] so far for GT500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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  1. PP0001

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    Been there in your position and nothing to be disappointed about and as you know I suggested over the last couple of days that this may happen and unfortunately it did.

    Just too many elements against you such as cold temperatures which equates to cold track, cold tires, additional torque/HP equating to poor launches, an elevation of probably over 2000' and a HP vehicle that is totally new to you.

    I remember having Sean Hyland build me a 2001 Mustang GT back in the day which had well over 500 HP and shortly after taking delivery of my new car I took it to a drag strip in South Carolina and was completely devastated with my results.

    Looking back the weather conditions for me back in the Fall of 2001 in S.C. were very much similar to what you just recently experienced in LV and suggest that you did not come close to realizing the performance potential of the new GT500 based on some of the above factors but know that you will work all that out in due course.

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    Sprinkles are for winners champ

     
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    I have accepted that the new GT500 comes with only two peddles but after having owned previous M cars with a DCT and having driven PDK equipped automobiles I always came away feeling a lot less engaged during my driving experiences with this transmission setup.

    With that being the case it will not take me very long to fully appreciate/understand as to being fully on board with the DCT transmission in the GT500 or whether I will move back to a 3 peddle car on the long term?

    I hope that my appreciation for this transmission and ultimately my driving experience is much better than what I have experienced so far!

    :)
     
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    It was a success. Sure there could’ve been some flex on certain things, but I get it.

    Maybe next year they will allow more for the dates they have planned since the car will be out for a while.

    Attendees got enough over the last couple days to get a food flavor for what the car can do. Combine that experience with the more detailed experiences of the bigger channels/magazines and you’ll have a good mix of info.

    The car performed absolutely...oh wait it’s not 6AM yet.



    Ha
     
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    I surely wasnt one today..
    Unless you count beating GT500s that arent mine

    The cats were exceptional.

    Additionally, 70-80% of my group were competitors customers , and theybwere blown away with the car.
    In fact, i think i may have been the only 1 there with an order in.
    The rest of the gents, and ladies, were other shelby owners, but i think the drive sold a few more cars
     
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    Hi guys, ya heard yet?
     
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    LOL. We've been saying it for a while now. The car is going to hurt major feelings. Going to have to do some welfare checks this week.
     
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    The only thing I heard was my cats banging around downstairs which woke me up... external-content.duckduckgo.com.jpg
     
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    Well it's past 6am, haven't seen anyone post the official numbers yet. They're 10.7 for official 1/4, 10.6 for 0-100-0 and 3.3 sec 0-60. Here's my full video for anyone that's interested:
     
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    Best MPH in the 1/4?

    Hahaha, great video, always love your honest reactions. :D
     
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    I don't think Ford listed a trap speed for the official time, but even with my crappy 11.44 time I was trapping right at 130.
     
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    Looks like the best time of the day was a 10.85 @ 132 mph.
     
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    Evan ran 10.61 at 133 very impressive
     
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    First time watching your videos and I like your content on the 500. It really solidifies that i will an hour or 2 training on all the controls and electronics.
     
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    Is this correct @V00D00 ?
     
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