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Hey guys, just picked her up a few weeks ago. Holy Smokes what an amazing machine! I have to be honest, I searched hard for one at MSRP and finally found a new/used with just over 500 miles on the clock from a guy that special ordered it. So I get to complete the break-in process, couldn't be happier.

Anyways, I found a few dealerships in Wichita, Kansas that were willing to deal with only a few 6-7 over sticker. Vegas and all up the coast of California were a complete joke on the markup ADM so I refused to deal on crazy overage and walked out of no less than 5 dealerships and called countless trying to get 5k over. I've learned that you might have to drive to get it for a decent price, especially if it's a track pack. I would honestly have paid some over MSRP though knowing what I know now and having spent some time with the car. Wow, I'm fairly speechless and I'm coming from a 2008 Shelby GT500 and 2013 Boss 302, both had to go to get the one and what a decision. It's the best of both but the closest review I've ever heard of the car is the one where if Porsche had been tasked to create this car, you're pretty much driving what that product would be.

Make sure you test fit yourself in the Recaro seats on the track package. They are a little tighter than the Boss Recaro seats but if you have a slim or small frame they will fit you like a glove. I would recommend a 2017 track package with the regular seats if you are a larger guy. I've sat in a few and it feels very close to the Boss Recaro seats, striking a balance between snug and comfort. Just remember to sit in a few before committing.

Glad to be here, Cheers!

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Congrats. Beautiful car! That was my first choice as far as color/stripe combo..... but not worth the $10k markup. Enjoy in good health.
 

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Congrats and nice choice! Regarding the Recaro's, as good as they are, when I tracked mine last weekend, I still found myself bracing more than I anticipated. I had to do that in my 2009 GT500 until I put full race seats in the car with a five point harness. If you plan on tracking your car much, you can put a roll bar in the car (bolt in) and then use a 4 point harness that will keep you in place. That is how the cars at the GT350 Track Attack are outfitted. And whatever you do, make sure you get to Utah and attend the GT350 Track Attack program--and stay the second day

Good luck with the car
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Congrats and nice choice! Regarding the Recaro's, as good as they are, when I tracked mine last weekend, I still found myself bracing more than I anticipated. I had to do that in my 2009 GT500 until I put full race seats in the car with a five point harness. If you plan on tracking your car much, you can put a roll bar in the car (bolt in) and then use a 4 point harness that will keep you in place. That is how the cars at the GT350 Track Attack are outfitted. And whatever you do, make sure you get to Utah and attend the GT350 Track Attack program--and stay the second day

Good luck with the car
Mike
Good copy on all. Yes, I definitely plan to attend the GT350 program in Utah so thanks for the second day advice. I'm hoping to do the occasional HPDE track day with it, but nothing too crazy as of yet.

I haven't researched much on the roll bars, any recommendations on a particular brand that is easy to install for this car?
 

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Regarding the roll bars--Watson Racing has a good one that is easy to put in. I keep mine installed (2009 GT500) but I met a guy with a Boss 302 that takes his in and out--20 min job he says. Cortex Racing also has a bar that may be installed and you can retain the rear seat. The one I saw was installed in a Boss 302 and the owner said that it won't qualify for some racing series because the rear bars are curved rather than straight. Will work fine for HPDE. the bars installed in the GT350 at Track Attack look identical to the one by Watson Racing--thats who probably made them.
Regarding, Track Attack, register early and should you opt for the second day upgrade to the Boss 302 as it will be a good experience. Previous track experience with in the group will be from none to a few days and there is always someone with lots of track time--if that is you, just be patient, find your line and the others will want to follow. Better yet, if you are behind a slower, less experienced driver, sit back and wait for "it" to happen. Watched a couple spin outs and you could see them coming and just chuckle as I have been there and done that. All in all, a fun time and great people. The school is run by very nice people.
 

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[MENTION=269]Michael P[/MENTION]-

Great advice! Sounds like a lot of fun for sure.

Yeah, I've got a few track days under the belt but not in the 350 just yet. I'm glad to hear you have put yours on the track. I found the Schroth Quckfits the other day and I'm fairly impressed that they are street legal as well. So I might just try that first and then consider the roll bar down the road. The Watson Racing does look nice.
 

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I have a hesitation using a 4 or 5 point harness without a roll bar. First you will need at least a harness bar to attach to or put them in the right place--may as well go with a roll bar. Second and more importantly--should you roll it with the harnesses and no roll bar--you will be the roll bar. I recently wrecked my 2009 GT500 on the track and was glad I had the safety equipment in place. I didn't roll but could very easily could have.

Strophe make great belts--consider using a HANS device and you can use the narrower belts

Mike
 
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