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Not bad for $169,000... (+ ADM...)
 

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Not bad for $169,000... (+ ADM...)
Try $210k (+ ADM) the $169k is just for the Shelby mods. You still have to send them an S550.

This is ridiculous. I'm not impressed. And frankly, I'm a little sick of the whole "we threw a ZILLION $ at the problem and here is our bloated, inefficient, unoriginal solution for a car that virtually no one will be able to afford or drive."

That's what makes/made the 350 so unique and special. It's still priced in a range where mere mortals can afford to drive it.

Show me the engineer/company/bean counters that can put together a car that performs great but with all the buying power and economies of scale of a large auto manufacturer.

There's probably not a single solitary person reading this that couldn't build a monster track car (just as good as the Shelby 1000) for $170k. The only advantage to buying one from Shelby is the time/effort and the name.

Show me the car(s) where you look at the price tag and go....man, I'd be hard pressed to do that myself for what they're asking.

Why is it that's such a weird/unique feature of the car world nowadays. You find it in a ton of other industries and products. When is the last time Detroit made a car that was a great value for the price and within the reach of normal middle class Americans?
 

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Try $210k (+ ADM) the $169k is just for the Shelby mods. You still have to send them an S550.

This is ridiculous. I'm not impressed. And frankly, I'm a little sick of the whole "we threw a ZILLION $ at the problem and here is our bloated, inefficient, unoriginal solution for a car that virtually no one will be able to afford or drive."

That's what makes/made the 350 so unique and special. It's still priced in a range where mere mortals can afford to drive it.

Show me the engineer/company/bean counters that can put together a car that performs great but with all the buying power and economies of scale of a large auto manufacturer.

There's probably not a single solitary person reading this that couldn't build a monster track car (just as good as the Shelby 1000) for $170k. The only advantage to buying one from Shelby is the time/effort and the name.

Show me the car(s) where you look at the price tag and go....man, I'd be hard pressed to do that myself for what they're asking.

Why is it that's such a weird/unique feature of the car world nowadays. You find it in a ton of other industries and products. When is the last time Detroit made a car that was a great value for the price and within the reach of normal middle class Americans?
Obviously they aren't targeting the average consumer. It is tough enough to purchase the GT350 for the working class. This price is out of range for 99.9% of the population. Even if you have the money, would you spend that much on a Mustang or would you target other exotic cars.
 

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Obviously they aren't targeting the average consumer. It is tough enough to purchase the GT350 for the working class. This price is out of range for 99.9% of the population. Even if you have the money, would you spend that much on a Mustang or would you target other exotic cars.
That's my point. There's nothing novel about this car or impressive to me.

Now, had they made the car and it MSRP'd for less than $100k (including the cost of the car) I'd be impressed. That's why the 350 is much more impressive, because it's a huge jump in performance over the GT with at least somewhat attainability.

And a car that MSRP's near the median home income isn't all that far out of reach. I see a ZILLION guys driving pickup trucks that cost more than my 350.
 

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Jim thanks for posting, not my cup of tea but nice to see Shelby pushing the S550 Platform and perhaps a few "goodies" will eventually trickle down to the masses :)
 

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The fact that they are using our car as the core for this monstrosity, I see one goodthing. We all have a great core car and we can watch what they do to make them go faster! Sure won’t take 200k....
 

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I agree with the guy that said that you can build a monster car for way less than 170K or 220K. Get a GT3 RS if you want to spend over 200K. Or take yours to a reputable shop that doesn't have a huge brand name and have them mod and upgrade the car for WAY less. You don't get the massive name mark up. I'll say it again though, if you have a GT350, don't put that level of mod on the motor. Tweaks, sure. Superchargers/turbos, imo, no (and I have that set up).
 
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