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First miles break up

I juste received my brand new GT500 convertible last week. Since then, I drove about 250 km last week-end. I'm wondering if the car is electonically limited for the first miles ? If yes, what's the breaing up procedure ?

Actually here are my current driving impressions.

I test drove a regular 5.0, and I feel my GT500 is accelerating about just the same, up to 4000 RPM. After that, it seems to be accelerating much more than the 5.0.

If I drive slowly in 1st gear, let say 2-3 MPH, and I push the accelerator pedal down to the floor, I dont feel I can burn the tires, I actually feel that the traction of the 285's tires at the back is very good, on dry pavement at least. Is it normal ? With 510 lbs/ft of torque, I taught I could easily burn the rear tires anytime, or almost....

So far I feel like the GT500 acceleration is more brutal above 4000 RPM....or it's blocked ?


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From what I understand, boost was limited when cars have under 50 miles on them. After the initial 50, you should have full boost available. ALSO, you'll find that the traction control does a pretty good job, preventing you from constantly frying the tires... Try turning it off - you'll likely find that first and second gear are nearly useless, and you'll still spin in third. Be sure you have a nice, open area to test with the TC turned off...


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Wow, thanks for the answer. In fact so far, I disengaged the Traction control by pusihng once on the button. From what i heard, it's possible to disengaged it completely, by pushing the break pedal, and make 2 clicks on the traction control button.

Is that the correct procedure ?

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Wow, thanks for the answer. In fact so far, I disengaged the Traction control by pusihng once on the button. From what i heard, it's possible to disengaged it completely, by pushing the break pedal, and make 2 clicks on the traction control button.

Is that the correct procedure ?
My car is an '09, so I don't have that option. I was looking at the Shelby forums, and found this topic:

Advance Trac disable - Team Shelby

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thanks oldlugs for the link to the shelby's forum. I did not know about this forum.

After readings the thread, I test the button and it works great that way:

-1 quick clic disable the traction control

-while pushing the break pedal, 2 quick clics setup the "sportrack" mode in "ON"

-while pushing the break pedal, 1 long clic (about 6 seconds) disable everything, both the traction and stability control.

It's bad it's still raining because I'll have to wait better sunny weather to test drive these functions carefully....

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