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I’m not feeling any love for the 13/14 with these comments and that kinda disappointing
We all love the 13/14 GT500... it’s a fantastic car! It is the pinnacle of evolution of the S197 GT500. The comments above were simply about the “fastest” claim since the 2020 is on a whole different level performance wise. This was not to knock the 13/14s... it’s apples to oranges.

It’s very similar to when the 07 GT500 came out. The Terminator faithful crowd didn’t like the new kid.
 

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Random thoughts...

* Claiming the Fastest (top speed) GT500 produced for the 13-14 is really a straw-grasp/consolation prize, considering that if a guy in a 2020 GT500 agreed to race you to 200, you'd be so completely humiliated and so far behind the 2020 by the time he shut down, any feelings of "victory" as you finally came past would be compromised. Kind of like the same feeling when an enormous Pit Bull is charging you and about to rip your head off, but hits the end of his chain just a few feet before being able to pounce. You survived, you won, but you're lucky that sucker was chained to the tree. LOL...

* I'd imagine that stock vs. stock, jumping out of a 11-12 into a 13-14 would easily be worth the $10K premium! So many improvements, including the power. But since my 2011 had already been modified to 680 rwhp prior to the 2013's being released, I decided to be content. Anyhow, I respect your move..

* Them SVTPP wheels on the 13-14 make me cringe. My less-complicated 11-12 versions are already enough of a PITA to clean.

Enjoy IN GOOD HEALTH!!


Be interesting to see what the new 500 runs at The Texas Mile, post VIRUS.

The AERO on the 2020 GT500 may be an impediment to reach 200 as well as the final drive of the Auto Tranny.
Time will tell, as more get delivered, someone/magazine with will find the (ungoverned) terminal velocity of this amazing new GT500.


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I’m not feeling any love for the 13/14 with these comments and that kinda disappointing
There will always be those who will bag on a new model and those who are over the top about the new model. Some of it is jealousy, some of it is people honestly love an older model more. Some like to rub it in people’s faces that they have the new and shiniest toy and are relentless at it. Some can afford the new shiny toy, but really are happy with the previous toy and don’t care if they don’t have the newest model. This has gone on forever. People just have to be happy with whichever they love the most. We should all feel extremely fortunate just to own a GT500 at all. Right now I wouldn’t spend the money on a new one while the economy figures out how to get itself righted through this crisis.
 

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Sheesh guys, I didn't anticipate the wafer-thin-skin..

Since, well, forever, I've been outspoken regarding the 200 mph top speed thing being silly and irrelevant. That, in itself, does not take ANYTHING away from the wonderfulness of the car. Nothing whatsoever.

Didn't see that coming... 😕
 

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I think whatever Shelby you get (meaning whatever year, you have a very special car). There is always someone who is going to be faster, more expensive, newer, etc. I didn't really get it until I was run off the road and now have an accident report on my car. Until then it was driven only after having Swiss virgins wipe down the car on the inside, Belgian Monks taking care of the outside, and the local CDC in Hazmat suits cleaning me off.

Now I just drive it and realize it is just a car...a flipping kick a$$ car that can outrun a lot of chi chi cars that live where I do. While i wish I didn't have the accident report on the title, I do have more enjoyment in the car.

All years are awesome. it is just that the 2014's are the best...cause you know, I have one.
 

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Always remember, there will always be a newer, shinier GT500 down the road. So every generation who thinks they are the king of the hill currently, will eventually be an old “ho-hum” GT500 at some point in time. To me, the best GT500 is a 1967-68 model, and always will be. Still, very proud and happy to own one, no matter the year. Now can we all just get along?
 

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Sheesh guys, I didn't anticipate the wafer-thin-skin..

Since, well, forever, I've been outspoken regarding the 200 mph top speed thing being silly and irrelevant. That, in itself, does not take ANYTHING away from the wonderfulness of the car. Nothing whatsoever.

Didn't see that coming... 😕
I brought it up because it seems more frequently we get reminded how awesome and better the 2020 GT500 is compared to all. This is especially true when performance is the topic.
Awareness is half the battle, nothing to do with thick or thin skin. If I view this with OP optics, I sure wouldn’t want to be reminded that the 2020 will crush my new to me 2013 in every way or the dislike of my wheels or other unsolicited personal preference opinions.
 

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I brought it up because it seems more frequently we get reminded how awesome and better the 2020 GT500 is compared to all. This is especially true when performance is the topic.
Awareness is half the battle, nothing to do with thick or thin skin. If I view this with OP optics, I sure wouldn’t want to be reminded that the 2020 will crush my new to me 2013 in every way or the dislike of my wheels or other unsolicited personal preference opinions.
I understand where you're coming from, and I think it goes both ways.. up and down the year chain..

Every once in awhile I get reminded how my 2011 doesn't have the good struts, and is "boring" in its stripe-less silver, or..

And that's just fine. Some of it's true.

And I'll own-up that when I see what appears to be a sour-grapes attitude, I might twist the knife a bit. I'll attempt to be a better citizen. ;)
 

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And I'll own-up that when I see what appears to be a sour-grapes attitude, I might twist the knife a bit. I'll attempt to be a better citizen. ;)
I wouldn't want to see anything less than a little knife twisting. I'll be the first to admit, I'm not inescapable from needing a little knife twisting now and then. :)

Stay healthy and safe Rick. That goes for all in our little community.
 

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I wouldn't want to see anything less than a little knife twisting. I'll be the first to admit, I'm not inescapable from needing a little knife twisting now and then. :)

Stay healthy and safe Rick. That goes for all in our little community.
Yes, stay clear of the virus! There's one thing that we can all agree on.. Not a one of our GT500's on this board is fast enough to outrun COVID-19. Good luck and good health!
 

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Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone’s got one.

My 2014 is exactly the car I wanted and I don’t give a rat’s ass whose car is "better" or "faster" than mine. Outside of this forum, I don’t even like to discuss my car with anyone. No car shows. No showing off. The only reason I own the car is for my own personal enjoyment and I consider myself lucky to be an owner of one of these fantastic cars.

We should ALL stop trying to one-up each other and take the time to realize that we are a small group of fortunate people with the same passion. Life is short, my friends. Enjoy the ride.

That said, my car can still go 200 MPH, so there.
 

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Opinions are like a$$holes, everyone’s got one.

My 2014 is exactly the car I wanted and I don’t give a rat’s ass whose car is "better" or "faster" than mine. Outside of this forum, I don’t even like to discuss my car with anyone. No car shows. No showing off. The only reason I own the car is for my own personal enjoyment and I consider myself lucky to be an owner of one of these fantastic cars.

We should ALL stop trying to one-up each other and take the time to realize that we are a small group of fortunate people with the same passion. Life is short, my friends. Enjoy the ride.

That said, my car can still go 200 MPH, so there.
So well put! My sentiments, exactly! I am quite happy and fortunate with what I have. I paid cash for mine last July and do t regret a thing. Could I purchase a 2020? Yes, with cash again. But would that be smart right now? No, not in my opinion. Happy with what I own free and clear.
 

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So well put! My sentiments, exactly! I am quite happy and fortunate with what I have. I paid cash for mine last July and do t regret a thing. Could I purchase a 2020? Yes, with cash again. But would that be smart right now? No, not in my opinion. Happy with what I own free and clear.
Right on, Bromino Acid!
 

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It is supposed to be sunny and upper 60s here in KC today. I am gonna get her out of the garage and stretch her legs today. I feel the need. Gonna do my honey-dos, lift some weights in the basement first. Need a smile on my face. Hope to get called back into work next week!
 
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