Thanks for the vid Gene. Looks like you had a lot of fun flogging the KR.
I gotta say,
while everyone is bashing it,
the guy is laughing his head off and loving every minute of it.
Part I hate is, when he says, "It hasn't gotten over being a mustang." WTF! Who lwet this guy drive it if he has such a hang up over mustangs..
Then he complains about a price tag of 80k. Well what can match it at 80k. He mentioned Z06? How much is a Z06? Probably more I'd guess. Lets step back to a standard gt500 and with appropriate upgrade done yourself, at local performace shop, you could easily get the handling, and acceleration upgrades at a lesser cost to put you at or above the performance of a KR500.
Granted, the weight issue is going to be hard to solve, but hey, you can still put a wife, and 2 kids in the car (plus 1 more if your wife is expecting), and you can't do THAT in any other car in this performance range that I am aware of.
SO I say - wipe the grin off your face and buy one! to whoever was bashing it on the vid...
Carol isn't the answer....Coletti is. He needs to get back in the fold.I had no idea the KR is 80K that is just crazy. The best bang for the buck is GT500 - Gears - Exhaust - Shifter - Suspension Work - new TVS with new mapping an air-intake etc, guessing you would have less than 10K in the above mods which would be 20,000 + less and it would just kill a KR and would equal the playing field of a Z06. Ford could have really sealed the deal if they would have put the stang on a diet. Having a car with 500hp is impressive and sounds good on paper but not at almost 4K pounds. Could you imagine this car at a 3500lbs not sure what it would have taken to get to that weight but this thing would do everything better, brake, turn, accel. Racing motorcycles you learn very fast that weight is not your friend I could deal without a back seat, for some that is not an option but I would have checked the box for no back seat. Lighter rims, a few inches shorter, it could have been done.
You know the S281 Saleen Extreme only weights 3620 according to my pamphlet. I know Ford was trying to keep the cost down on the car but it seems it always gets hammered for its weight. I think Carol should have had more control over this car. :boohoo: