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View Poll Results: 2013/14 GT500 or 2016 GT?
2013/14 GT500 64 67.37%
2016 GT 31 32.63%
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I've had 3 new 5.0's now and have always wanted the GT500 since the '05-'09 models, but couldn't afford one new for sure. I will be very happy and content with a 2012 GT500, so that's my goal within the next 2-3 years.

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depends on what you want out of a car. for raw power the GT500 wins, however it is very heavy. I think the '15 GT is going to be a worldclass car in terms of handling and comfort with its new suspension not to mention have a great amount of power.

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Okay I am different here. I would go for the S550 and you should put cobra on the list because this new mustang platform is going to be built way better than the older 'stangs. Plus with a properly designed IRS system that is built for this chassis, the SVT Cobra will likely compete with Corvettes. Plus, I personally like the looks of the '15 mustang.
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The new GTs look real slick but def get the GT500
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The GT500 is way too much car for me, lol





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thats a toss up... im kinda in the same boat but itd be within a year so a 2015 or a used something lol both slick cars prolly go for a slightly used gt500.
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I'm going to go with the minority (as far as the poll results anyway) and say that I would prefer the 16 GT.

430-450 (whatever it ends up being with the Coyote upgrades from the Boss engine) is plenty of power for me for what would be a daily driver car (I can't afford two cars right now).

662 HP is unbelievable, but what's the point if the car has trouble getting it to the ground and still has ye old medieval ox cart suspension.

Here's some food for thought on getting a new S550 GT:

-engine upgrades by Ford should make a big difference; their stated goal is to have a new GT beat the 302 on the track. That would be pretty impressive.

-car is sleeker, lower to the ground, and has wider hips, giving it a much more planted feel.

-interior is light years better than the current S197 models, GT500 included

-ye old carriage rear axle is gone and replaced by a multilink unit. No more jarring over bumps, no more unsprung mass issues, better handling.

-front suspension is also all new as well. 2 for the price of one IMO

-new technologies and comfort features that will enhance the driving experience for the average joe who will be using this car in the real world and not on a drag strip


To me, I would gladly sacrifice the horsepower for a better overall package. Obviously looks are subjective, but I think it looks nicer than the current gen.

And for those that truly want a hi-po car, the new GT350 is coming next year, supposedly with a wicked 5.2 NA variant of the Coyote good for around 550 HP. With a better suspension and handling, that car should whip out lap times that are easily in the ballpark of the current GT500, and still be good enough to kick ass on a dragstrip if that's where you want to take it.

Just my opinion.

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S550 GT.

I'd rather have nimbleness and better handling balance all the time than big power I can't ever fully use. Never had any interest in drag racing anyway.


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If the car is going to be a daily driver, IŽd get the new GT.

But if you want a weekend car or take it to the track, IŽd get the Shelby for sure.

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S550
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plus the cool factor of having the newest stang
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I would get the Gt500 without even thinking about it.

I like the way the new S550s look and I am sure they will be great cars but the 13/14 GT500s just look amazing. Throw in the power factor and limited edition aspect and I am sold.

Having the newest mustang would be cool but it would wear off. I would still rather have an 07 GT500 than a 11/12 mustang GT but thats me

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Thats a No Brainer! Give me the 14 GT500 all day long!!!


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Without knowing exactly the accurate details & specs of future special versions of the S550, presently I'd have to go with a 2014 GT500... but just for now.

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Originally Posted by Wildcat07GT View Post
I'm going to go with the minority (as far as the poll results anyway) and say that I would prefer the 16 GT.

430-450 (whatever it ends up being with the Coyote upgrades from the Boss engine) is plenty of power for me for what would be a daily driver car (I can't afford two cars right now).

662 HP is unbelievable, but what's the point if the car has trouble getting it to the ground and still has ye old medieval ox cart suspension.

Here's some food for thought on getting a new S550 GT:

-engine upgrades by Ford should make a big difference; their stated goal is to have a new GT beat the 302 on the track. That would be pretty impressive.

-car is sleeker, lower to the ground, and has wider hips, giving it a much more planted feel.

-interior is light years better than the current S197 models, GT500 included

-ye old carriage rear axle is gone and replaced by a multilink unit. No more jarring over bumps, no more unsprung mass issues, better handling.

-front suspension is also all new as well. 2 for the price of one IMO

-new technologies and comfort features that will enhance the driving experience for the average joe who will be using this car in the real world and not on a drag strip


To me, I would gladly sacrifice the horsepower for a better overall package. Obviously looks are subjective, but I think it looks nicer than the current gen.

And for those that truly want a hi-po car, the new GT350 is coming next year, supposedly with a wicked 5.2 NA variant of the Coyote good for around 550 HP. With a better suspension and handling, that car should whip out lap times that are easily in the ballpark of the current GT500, and still be good enough to kick ass on a dragstrip if that's where you want to take it.

Just my opinion.
I like your opinion. That's exactly my thoughts.

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So since somebody brought this thread back and it is already in active topics I will ask the question I am sure many are wondering. What did the OP purchase or what is the OP close to purchasing?


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