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Today at the dealer I saw a GT350 and an R both in red......

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    Today at the dealer I saw a GT350 and an R both in red......

    The "regular" was selling at MSRP, the R $10K over....

    Both beautiful, but not too different in looks.......
    Red cobra in the R, recaro seats, no rear seats, different wing and carbon fiber wheels, but all in all, didn't look too much different........

    I was all set on the R since I was going to sell my race car and track the GT350, but now that I see the price markup I am wondering if I should get the R.....

    Sure, a bit better on track, more rare and thus will retain value better than the "regular", but is it worth paying the $10K over sticker?

    Your opinions are welcome since this would be my first Mustang (I currently own a 911, a Giulia Quadrifoglio, an Alfa Romeo 4C, a Jeep SRT and a spec Boxster race car)

    Thanks!

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    Get the Ruby Red GT350R down here in VA at MSRP - posted details and pics yesterday - it hit the showroom today after going thru PDI at dealer

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    Very tempting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonDMD View Post
    Very tempting....
    Dealers down here in VA want minimum of $5k over MSRP with most at $10k plus on the R's - I told them not to drill front bumper for front license plate holder (required in VA) and to leave the plastic on seats - they followed my instructions and put it on the floor this afternoon and are keeping it locked up for the buyer so nobody jumps in it while shopping for cars - sales rep was waiting for car when it hit the lot on Wed and walked it thru the PDI process for me - then he told me he just received a GT500 allocation so I went that route since I have a '13 Shelby GT500 - the car has been pampered since it arrived which is not always the case on specialty cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonDMD View Post
    Very tempting....
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    Personally I would (and DID) get the regular GT350. The R is a bit lower with a bigger front slitter so will scrape more on the street - a real problem in my neighborhood - lots of hills and speed bumps. The biggest benefit are the wheels, but a lot of people are taking them off because are $2-3k each and too expensive to risk on the street. I think the difference on track will be negligible if you run the same tires, and the price difference is large - a 30% premium for a 3-5% performance improvement.
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    Agreed, but let’s not forget the rarity and thereflore the better resale value of the R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKahn View Post
    Personally I would (and DID) get the regular GT350. The R is a bit lower with a bigger front slitter so will scrape more on the street - a real problem in my neighborhood - lots of hills and speed bumps. The biggest benefit are the wheels, but a lot of people are taking them off because are $2-3k each and too expensive to risk on the street. I think the difference on track will be negligible if you run the same tires, and the price difference is large - a 30% premium for a 3-5% performance improvement.
    I agree too, especially since mine is a daily driver that will rarely get track time ... for me a no brainer! Also, the rarity may be there but if you're hard tracking your R ... the resale value will be greatly diminished.

    BTW, I do have an associate who has (2) R wheels for sale. PM me for his contact info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonDMD View Post
    Agreed, but let’s not forget the rarity and thereflore the better resale value of the R.
    True but I don't think you are going to get that market premium back in reseale, so probably close to a wash. Or less than a wash if you are tracking it regularly.
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    I am not planning to pay any premium, actually my goal is to get the R below MSRP

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