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2010 Mustang Shelby GT500 unveiled

540 HP, and 2 more MPG

New Mustang in Ford's stable | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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Oh My God.

That thing is UGGLLLYYYY

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the old one, in the article it claims it is "more angular giving it a more muscular look.."?????? are you kidding me? Ford completely ruined the shape, mustangs have some soft and some few hard,more noticeable body lines. This new 2010 version is flippin round! which is really disappointing. I guess i just really dont like the front clip, it looks glued on or somthing. It sort of reminded me of the funny car mustang. Google Image Result for http://www.muscularmustangs.com/images5/johnforce2006mustang01.jpg

Although the sides give it more character than the old one. Just my thoughts on it.

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I don't think it looks that bad. Can't wait to see one up close.

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I'm not a big fan of the taillights on the 2010's, but I'll get over it.

The GT500 is keeping the same basic front end design just updated with the new body lines. I like it just fine. Now I need to have one given to me.

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I dunno it looks like a watered down version of the current gt500 to me...One of the things I love about the gt500's we have now is the aggressive the lines on the hood were, made it look really aggressive. I don't like how they rounded everything off, look actually a little cheasy but oh well, 540 isn't bad at all.

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I like it. I'll take one.

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from The Detroit News: "A cold air intake and supercharger help boost the car's total power to a spine-shuddering 540 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, matching the top-of-the-line 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 King of the Road."

Just as I suspected, the 5.4L DOHC V8 is unchanged. Just like they added the CAI and tune from the '08 Bullitt to the 2010 Mustang GT, they have added the CAI and tune from the '08 GT500KR to the 2010 GT500. Any '07 to '09 GT500 owner can buy the exact same kit from FRPP and do the same thing (like I have already done) to get the 540hp and 510tq with the exact same components. I'm sure this will surely make all the people who paid way over sticker for the $80K GT500KR happy to see that the 2010 GT500 has the exact same engine and output as their KR.

The 2010 GT500 does get 3.55:1 gears versus the 3.31:1 in the previous GT500s and 3.73:1 in the KRs. The new front end looks okay, although I'm not a fan of the rectangular air slot in the hood, which breaks up the stripes even more than the two black vents in the '07 to '09 GT500 hood. I didn't like the grabber blue color on the 2010 Mustang GT photos released previously, but it looks pretty good with the white GT500 stripes breaking up all that solid blue paint. And I like the headlights shown in the picture (with the turn directions outside of the headlights instead of on the inside) better than the headlights on pictures of the 2010 Mustang GT (or are these the new optional HIDs?). Interesting that they moved the snake emblem from the driver side of the front grill to the passenger side. And, as the side view shows, they changed the sill stripe design to a pair of stripes with the GT500 lettering changing from stripe color to body color.
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Maybe its ugly,maybe its not. The fact is Ford made the darn thing and I think its great they did. We should be so lucky Ford is still making things happen.

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I'm also not a big fan of the new tail lights. But I do like some of the interior changes on the new (2010) model. Overall this new GT500 is pretty sweet and I wouldn't mind owning one!
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Maybe ford should start putting cold air intakes on their entire fleet of vehicles to bump up their mileage on that cars. Could be a way to keep the C.A.F.E happy for a while...

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Perhaps the headlights shown on the grabber blue 2010 GT500 are the optional HIDs, since the headlights on the kona blue GT500 picture (see below) look like the headlights on the 2010 Mustang GT pictures we've already seen. (Is kona blue a shade somewhere between sonic blue and vista blue?)

And it looks like changing the sill stripes to a pair of equal width stripes is part of an overall design plan. The GT500 seats get pairs of racing stripes as does even the white ball shift knob. And if you enlarge the picture of the dash and look closely, you'll see that the key incorporates all the features that used to be on the key fob.

from Motor Trend: "One of the coolest features is the striping, which is available in red, white, or silver. Whichever color you choose is repeated with twin leather stripes sewn into each of the four black bucket seats. Pricing won't be announced until later in January, but expect a bit of a bump from the outgoing model's $45,220 opening price when the car hits the showroom this spring. For maximum impact, order yours in grabber blue with red stripes that appear to pulsate. It's said to be Carroll's favorite combo."
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Maybe its ugly,maybe its not. The fact is Ford made the darn thing and I think its great they did. We should be so lucky Ford is still making things happen.
I agree with you on this 100%;Yea I have 6 fords and one Kia.


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And if you enlarge the picture of the dash and look closely, you'll see that the key incorporates all the features that used to be on the key fob.
I noticed the features, on what looks like they are on the Key itself.
That grabber Blue looks a lot better with the white stripes. I saw a GT with out the stripes and not thrilled to say the least.

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Maybe its ugly,maybe its not. The fact is Ford made the darn thing and I think its great they did. We should be so lucky Ford is still making things happen.
this is the best post Ive read on this 2010 Mustang deal agree 110%!

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Wait till Mr. V takes a gander at that vert. It might cure his problem :hihi: I myself like the new look, and agree with others, that its nice to see Ford mixing it up alittle.

I just couldnt adjust to the new style when Ford went from the '93 fox body, to the '94 celica look. I still have nightmares.


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