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Old 1/21/06, 07:13 PM
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Just got back. A couple of interesting tidbits.

The guy on the podium (yeah, I know - "what does he know?") made a few statements that seemed new to me.

1. Job 1 is Monday (1/21).

seems fishy to me. He said the order codes and pricing will be in dealers March or April with delivery late April to early June at the latest. I can't figure out why they would start making them without orders. Who knows .

2. Rated at 475hp/lbft. But, "When you put it on the dyno, you will get a pleasant surprise"

sounds in line with Brad's 489 post.

3. It is under-rated at 475. They didn't use 500 because you don't want to bring out all the stops at once. "there are other Mustangs coming."

4. Later in the day (yes, i hung out there a long time), he said "When we make the GT500KR it will...and I missed the rest secondary to music in the background. I didn't get a chance to ask him what he said as I was on my way out and the crowd had gotten huge.

Take this for what you will, but, I doubt Ford would let him say these things in his over the loudspeaker spiel if they didn't want him to.

oh btw, six hundred thousand dollars. WOW.
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Old 1/21/06, 07:18 PM
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Awesome! Thanks Kevin and it was nice that the car color matched your shirt!



Great info, I'd like to believe it all...just doubting the job 1 part. The rest I can see.

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"When we make a GT500KR..." ...
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Originally posted by Enfynet@January 21, 2006, 11:15 PM
"When we make a GT500KR..."
That thought crossed my mind befoe. It would be trump card depening on what's in the challenger and camaro.
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Old 1/21/06, 09:23 PM
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Well, I've been thinking about this one.

Either it will be a Cobra R equivalent or...

A GT500 with a twin screw, IRS and topping $60,000.
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Old 1/21/06, 09:27 PM
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I'll just get this year's model (hopefully) and be done with it. I have too many things I want to do to this car already...I can't wait another year!

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wow...all of that sounds like really, really good news.
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Way to go, Kevin!!! I wished I lived closer to Detroit.......errr....no I don't!

I wonder what the demand will be for a GT500KR, if the price does hover around $60K? I know I won't be one standing in line.....but I will be envious of those that get one.


ps: Milstang, did you change your avitar.....are you telling us something?
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I doubt they'll make a special edition Cobra since they have the one right now making more than 500 horses. But I'm not saying they might not make one. If they do I think it will be a stripped down version that weight's a lot less and it has better handling.
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Old 1/22/06, 04:36 AM
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A "KR"...?


Did you actually say KR ?


God in heaven, the current GT500 is pushing 575 horses if Brad's 489 number is accurate!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm KR
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Originally posted by BC_Shelby@January 22, 2006, 6:39 AM
A "KR"...?
Did you actually say KR ?
God in heaven, the current GT500 is pushing 575 horses if Brad's 489 number is accurate!

Mmmmmmmmmmmm KR
he either said GT500KR or King of the Road. I was in so much awe, I couldn't remember the exact words. He also mentioned the California Special. People in the crowd had raised eyebrows when he said KR. When he said CS, not an eye was batted that I could see.
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Originally posted by crazyhorse@January 22, 2006, 5:39 AM
I was in so much awe, I couldn't remember the exact words.
Yeah, I can imagine this was pretty much your reaction:

Deer caught in the headlights sort of look.
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Old 1/22/06, 07:14 AM
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Originally posted by mrGT@January 21, 2006, 10:41 PM
Way to go, Kevin!!! I wished I lived closer to Detroit.......errr....no I don't!

I wonder what the demand will be for a GT500KR, if the price does hover around $60K? I know I won't be one standing in line.....but I will be envious of those that get one.
ps: Milstang, did you change your avitar.....are you telling us something?
Why yes I did. My wife had a little extra time so she did a very quick chop for me of what the car will basically look like. I had to do something to pass the time. She has never done a car before so she enjoyed doing it. Although she is a perfectionist so she doesn't like how it turned out completely. It was close enough for me though!

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Everybody start saving........
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Originally posted by Enfynet@January 22, 2006, 12:15 AM
"When we make a GT500KR...
... none of you clowns will be able to afford one".


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" ... none of you clowns will be able to afford one".
and some of us "clowns" won't want one
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Originally posted by 1 BULLITT@January 22, 2006, 8:11 AM
... none of you clowns will be able to afford one".

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KR huh...hmmmm...

Aluminum block, CHECK.
Twin screw, CHECK.
Aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber used throughly, CHECK.
Opt. rear seat delete, CHECK.
Opt. a/c, stereo delete, CHECK.
IRS, CHECK.
19" wheels 275's F, 295's R, CHECK.
Recaro seats, CHECK.
Functional rear diffuser, CHECK.
3700lbs CHECK
520HP 530TQ, CHECK.
55k sticker, CHECK.

Hmm, what am I missing..?

Just dreaming of course. :P
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Originally posted by 245/45ZR-17@January 22, 2006, 10:44 PM
KR huh...hmmmm...

Aluminum block, CHECK.
Twin screw, CHECK.
Aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber used throughly, CHECK.
Opt. rear seat delete, CHECK.
Opt. a/c, stereo delete, CHECK.
IRS, CHECK.
19" wheels 275's F, 295's R, CHECK.
Recaro seats, CHECK.
Functional rear diffuser, CHECK.
3700lbs CHECK
520HP 530TQ, CHECK.
55k sticker, CHECK.

Hmm, what am I missing..?

Just dreaming of course. :P
That looks pretty good.

It would be nice to see the weight closer to 3500 lbs, since we are dreaming!
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you must be dreaming if you think $55k would buy that car.
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