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post #15 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2015
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Originally Posted by Not the Stig View Post
I received my April 2014 edition of Car and Driver the other day. This issue has the "25 cars worth waiting for" feature. Number 15 is the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. C&D says this car is a creation of Ford's SVT group, not Shelby.

The article goes on to ask why Ford isn't going to name it a Cobra or Boss or Mach, C&D's answer- "because Ford can charge more for the Shelby name."

I've seen threads and posts on this site with people flaming others for their "Tribute" cars and others putting Shelby/Roush/Saleen badges on cars not built/massaged by said company. Now we can add Ford Motor Company to the list of poseurs. I really hope this turns out to be incorrect, but I wouldn't be surprised if Ford did this so they could charge more money for this model.
They were paid for their name. They did not have to sell Ford the name.

My only wish is that they had done a 2014 version of the Mach 1. I would have snatched that baby up in a heartbeat as long as it was more than just some decals.

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