GT350.org banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
First post here. For the last three years I have had a 13 gt500 and traded it for a gt350 which now has 500 miles so it is in the break in phase.

First off the 350 drives and handles so much better, sync is way better too. It just feels so much lighter and sportier. Chassis wise there isn't a comparison. The 500 was scary around corners in the back of your mind you knew even the slightest throttle could start drift mode or worse.

Engine wise I haven't had a chance to really see what the engine can do yet, but there is no comparison. The 5.8 is a true beast at any rpm and the blower wine compares favorably to the 350 exhaust note. The GT350 could easily handle a extra 75 hp. Hopefully when broke in I will feel the 8000 rpm power.

The clutch is so soft on the gt350 I love it. The gt500 was like doing leg presses on the hip sled
And hard braking is no comparison the gt500 would nose dive and almost kiss the pavement. The gt350 stays level and calm

The gt350 is a much easier car to drive around town. I can't wait until I can really feel the engine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
Todd,
I also can compare the two vehicles as I have 2009 GT500 and the new 2016 GT 350. No doubt they are two different animals. The GT350 is a track car from its inception. The GT500 handles well, and can be made to handle better but is more at home on the drag strip. Enjoy the new car. If you get a chance, make a trip to Utah for the GT350 Tack Attack program Ford has for purchasing the GT350--and take the time and money to spend the second day.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top