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First 2011 5.0 at Sebring

Had an incredible day running the 5.0 against a Z-06, GT 500's, 911's, Honda 2000's, BMW's and an assortment of others. Let me tell you some were reconsidering their purchases after the day was done. The 5.0 ate them all up. I have a few stills, but the real treat, I'm working on converting the HD in car video to publish on the web. Have to go out of town on business, so may be a week or so. But you guys are going to be very proud of how the 5.0 did. No Reins rocked Sebring and the car got an incredible amount of attention.

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one at a time. How do we upload more than one?

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More from Sebring. NASA event, what a blast.
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Great pics, gotta love the thrill of having that experience with your car.

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Another road racer! Very nice. I absolutely cannot WAIT to get my car on the track. How did it feel? Tight, loose, precise, any bumpsteer? I plan on my car seeing track time at Thunderhill, Infineon, Laguna Seca, and Buttonwillow on a regular basis.

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Another road racer! Very nice. I absolutely cannot WAIT to get my car on the track. How did it feel? Tight, loose, precise, any bumpsteer? I plan on my car seeing track time at Thunderhill, Infineon, Laguna Seca, and Buttonwillow on a regular basis.
The car was incredible. Very precise through the corners and a rush hearing the engine roar. No bumpsteer and that is saying a lot for a track like Sebring.

Had a BLAST!

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Would love to see the video! Post it up when you can!

Also, pretty great to hear how well you did. Can't wait to get mine and know that I can smoke others with it!

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Dew- let's hear some details. I'm curious about the z06 and GT500's. Not sure the 5.0 should be able to handle those guys, but if it does, that's outstanding!!!

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I may not ever race my car, but after picking up my car on 6/16 and driving 135 miles, I must say I'm getting more smiles per mile then I ever dreamed of!

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The car was incredible. Very precise through the corners and a rush hearing the engine roar. No bumpsteer and that is saying a lot for a track like Sebring.

Had a BLAST!
Great to hear. Get that video up ASAP, I really want to see how it did.

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Wow, sounds like it was a great time for our new 5.0's !

Please do get the video up soon !

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Hahahahahaha, look what I found on SVTP. Is he talking about you?

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Saturday morning I drove up to Sebring to instruct. NASA usually assigns me students with late model Mustangs and GT500's. I wonder why???

The student had some prior experience and even did a Skip Barber School a number of years ago so I was in hopes that we would just be clearing the cob webs and get down to business and push the car.

This thing was absolutely bone stock. It only had 1,800 miles.

After we worked on our lines and a couple of technique points we were able to start picking up the pace in the 3rd and 4th sessions. Bare in mind that we do 25 minute sessions with NASA Florida.

This car is freakin' awesome and it was bone stock. He had the Brembo brake package and the brakes didn't fade. We worked on late apex and as we progressed he started his turn in a little earlier at times and the car was nimble and would point and go.

Does the car need some modifications for open track, yes! However for a completely stock car I was pleasantly surprised at how well the car performed. It flat out hauls ass!!

After Shelby turns a 5.0 into a GT350 I can only imagine how this car will perform on the street and on the track. If you are on the fence about a 5.0 or a 5.0 conversion to a GT350 and you want a great street machine and an occasional track day toy, Just Do It!! You will love this car.

I've instructed a lot of different people in a lot of different cars of multiple makes and manufacturers. This is hands down one of the best cars I have been able to drive and instruct in. We passed everything on the track with one exception. A Shelby GT500!! I really have to hand it to Ford, they hit a homerun. This car is simply awesome and in the hands of a novice or highly capable driver you cannot go wrong for street or track. I can only imagine how well it will be with some modifications. As a GT350, this car will be sick!! The GT350 Supercharged is going to be a freak show on the road course!!

Now I'm going to start trying to save up some funds and hopefully when the opportunity presents itself there will be an available GT350 CSM Number.

I must have one!!

Absolutely a pony for the stable!! I am thoroughly impressed and I think anybody that gets to drive one will be as well.

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Sebring! I'm so jealous, ever since my car was delivered I've worked every day. Glad to hear the 5.0 did so well. I'm planning on Koni sports, Steeda springs and adjustable swaybars. That's what I had on my 07 and the car was balanced and very predictable. Hey, congrats man.

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Dew- let's hear some details. I'm curious about the z06 and GT500's. Not sure the 5.0 should be able to handle those guys, but if it does, that's outstanding!!!
That is why I like roadracing. Sebring is a power track, but still has technical sections where you can really make up ground. The 5.0 held its own on the sraights as well. The Z06 and GT 500's. Could pul slowly away on the sraights, but the braking and handling got them in the twisties. Ran 32 PSI on the Pirelli's and they did well. Going to upgrade the brake pads soon. I gave the Brembos a serious work out. Highly recommend any NASA event in your area. You will have a blast!

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Sebring! I'm so jealous, ever since my car was delivered I've worked every day. Glad to hear the 5.0 did so well. I'm planning on Koni sports, Steeda springs and adjustable swaybars. That's what I had on my 07 and the car was balanced and very predictable. Hey, congrats man.
I never got around to working on the suspension of my 06 . I wish I had.


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