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Car: 2013 Shelby GT500 (Former 300C SRT8 owner)
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^^^ Yes, the price is great when you consider all the power and torque you are getting, and its not as heavy as anything that competes with it either. There really isn't anything else like it in the price range. The closest car in price and power is the ZL1 and it's got 80 hp less than the GT500. Yes, the power is challenging to control, but that's to be expected in a car with that much power. I personally would prefer a challenge than to become bored quickly with a car with less power. Another thing in favor of the Shelby is the mod potential. This is a solid 11 second car (if drag racing is your thing) bone stock. Even novice drag racers have run 11s in this car using the launch control. I've heard of a couple of owners that have run 11.2s completely stock, right down to the tires. Also, it doesn't take much other than DRs and a set of 373s or 410s to run some even more impressive ETs. Throw a tune and pulley on top of that and you have created a monster.
2013 Shelby GT500 - New!
Capitol Raceway, Crofton, MD: 11.90 @ 127.14
2008 300C SRT8 (Inferno Red) - Sold
DiabloSport Predator (93 Octane Tune), Jet 180* t-stat (JET-10183)
Toyo Proxes 4 --245/45 Front, 275/40 Rear
Option Groups 1 & 2, Power Sunroof, 13 Kicker SRT Speakers
Capitol Raceway, Crofton, MD: 12.861 @ 111.53 mph
75-80 Dragway, Monrovia, MD: 12.905 @ 109 mph