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View Poll Results: Would you trade your 2011/14 5.0 for a 2007/09 Shelby GT500?
YES 17 18.28%
NO 67 72.04%
MAYBE 9 9.68%
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never! no disrespect to owners of that generation of Shelby, but they are ugly!

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Then there is this thing I just picked up from the tooth fairy :}

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Stock for stock, the 5.0 is a superior design engine, as many magazine articles have shown. Put a 2.3 TVS blower on and it's game over for the older GT500's.
I had a 2009 GT500 and now I have a 2011 Roush Stage 2 with 2.3 TVS with VMP tuning and I would never go back.
2011 feels much lighter, it is, handles much better, and is faster.
The whole car (2011) just feels tight and Ready to Rock RTR! Trademark name there.
I love Shelby's and everything they stand for, but it would have to be as least a 2011 GT500 for me to think about trading.
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I agree with everyone above, definitely no, unless it was a 11+ cobra, because the performance is very similar from a stock GT to an older cobra, along with it being older and the interior is way to cheap feeling. Wouldn't mind having one on the side though

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I voted no. I am always a little hesitant of buying a used performance car, not knowing how the previous owner/owners drove it. With my suspension upgrades, I should easily outhandle the older Shelby, and that would at least come close to making up for the 80 HP less on a road course. Ad a tune with the mods, real close on HP, and then add a mild supercharger or turbo set up and would then have better handling, more power, and nicer interior.

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Any Suggestions?

Just another opinion ..........

If I did (Not) have a Modified GT Mustang I would go for the Shelby GT-500.

The GT-500 with just a simple pulley change is a Bad Machine !!!

Plus I like the interior, seats etc. in it.

Pick one with Low-Miles and has not been (Abused) and go for it.

Good-Luck with your decision.

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No 5.0 here, but if I had one and had the opportunity to trade up for about the same price as installing a supercharger or turbo on the 5.0, I wouldn't mind going for an '11+ GT500 instead, and maybe even a '10 because of the body, but certainly not anything between '07/09. The power is plenty respectable, but that style just doesn't appeal to me.
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Hell no ..................Maybe a 09 SuperSnake.

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