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2013 Mustang GT-500 coupe or convertible?

hello everyone, just looking to get some advice from you all, in the middle of this week ill be ordering a new 2013 shelby gt500, ill order it black with black stripes, recaro seats, navigation system and the track package, the only thing its driving me nuts its, should i get a convertible or coupe with glass roof? here in portland its raining most of the year but when the summer comes up its really nice weather to enjoy and we all know how nice a gt500 looks on convertible. i guess my real questions its, should i sacrifice the 200mph that the coupe gt500 offers for the 155 on the convertible?

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hello everyone, just looking to get some advice from you all, in the middle of this week ill be ordering a new 2013 shelby gt500, ill order it black with black stripes, recaro seats, navigation system and the track package, the only thing its driving me nuts its, should i get a convertible or coupe with glass roof? here in portland its raining most of the year but when the summer comes up its really nice weather to enjoy and we all know how nice a gt500 looks on convertible. i guess my real questions its, should i sacrifice the 200mph that the coupe gt500 offers for the 155 on the convertible?
I'd go with the convertible or a regular roof - no glass. Here's some pics of a Super Snake in the same colours as what you want. Personally if I had a convertible, I would just leave the stripes off.
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I like the vert a little bit more, but I'm also concerned about horse power, I know I can raised the hp on a vert that much, what u guys think, a vert with a 1,000hp sounds good? Or too much for a vert?
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What are you going to do with the car? If you are going for sunday drives and grocery shopping or the occasional date, the convertible is fine. If you are buying this for it's performance and will track the car, a convertible will not work. Convertible chasis are not stiff enough for a lot of horsepower.

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What are you going to do with the car? If you are going for sunday drives and grocery shopping or the occasional date, the convertible is fine. If you are buying this for it's performance and will track the car, a convertible will not work. Convertible chasis are not stiff enough for a lot of horsepower.
That's The thing, I sort of need it for both!, I think if I get a vert I can kiss the track good bye
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Here's a solution that I came up with. Buy the convertible and then get a dedicated car for the track. I picked up a Shelby which is fun at the track, but the stock brakes are very lacking, so it is the date car, but I have an FR500 that just rocks at the track.

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That's The thing, I sort of need it for both!, I think if I get a vert I can kiss the track good bye
Check your track, but many won't allow a vert on the track without at least a four point roll-bar......some require a 6 point roll-bar.

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Check your track, but many won't allow a vert on the track without at least a four point roll-bar......some require a 6 point roll-bar.
i have never been a fan of roll over bars, thats why i think i wouldnt take it to the track
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All the new stuff like launch control and electronic switchable shocks (track pac?) screams coupe.
However, I'm considering a used 2012 shelby vert. because I'll never track her.
I've been driving a 2011 v6 vert. MT. Since Jan2011
I was sold on a mustang in general when I sat in a 2011 Shelby and wrapped my hand around the shifter ball.

Have you ever owned a vert? What kind?

I still own a '67 327 350hp Corvette Vert. It sits on a bendpac 4post just above the mustang.

As you can tell I'm vert. biased.

Really be honest with yourself. Track or no-Track.

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All the new stuff like launch control and electronic switchable shocks (track pac?) screams coupe.
However, I'm considering a used 2012 shelby vert. because I'll never track her.
I've been driving a 2011 v6 vert. MT. Since Jan2011
I was sold on a mustang in general when I sat in a 2011 Shelby and wrapped my hand around the shifter ball.

Have you ever owned a vert? What kind?

I still own a '67 327 350hp Corvette Vert. It sits on a bendpac 4post just above the mustang.

As you can tell I'm vert. biased.

Really be honest with yourself. Track or no-Track.

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so far in the past i owned a 2000 mustang race red convertible, then i got a 2008 black coupe and then a 2011 convertible, i love the way convertible looks, however i love adding power to the cars, my 2008 coupe pulls 425hp, but i wont be able to do that do a convertible, btw the convertible does not have track packages and launch control? if i get a convertible i wont take it to the track thats for sure, i dont really care not going to the track as long as i feel comfortable on the car, the problem its that i feel comfortable on both
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I live in Eugene and love my '10 gt convertible. I don't go to the track though. When the rain lets up, it's awesome. Helps with the vitamin D levels.


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We love our 09 GT Vert. But there has been days during the summer when it just to f'n hot to riding around with the top down. But on the other hand it sure is nice on a clear night. We are lucky enough that we a 04 Cobra and our 09 GT500 for when we feel like driving a little more "aggressive driving" I guess I really did not help any. Either way good luck. I also like the black with matte black stripes.

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I love my vert and I'm very happy with my decision. But with that said I can't go to the track because I need a cage to run 13.49 or quicker
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I say the coupe. Not a vert guy. I think the coupe looks more racy anyway.


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