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    New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake. No Nring times given. I doubt Shelby tested the car there. It will be a fast street machine with 750 or 800hp and a full factory warranty. This will be the Rowdy Roddy Piper of sports cars. Maybe Shelby will also make a limited South Park edition also.

    NEW YORK — Shelby American will display the latest edition of its Super Snake package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 at the upcoming 2011 New York Auto Show. The company says the base car with tuner package will be priced from "under $100,000" and available for customer order beginning May 1.

    Shelby American last fall announced an 800-horsepower option for the GT500 Super Snake package. The N.Y. show marks the first outing for the 2012 version.

    Shelby also plans to display the 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible, which were unveiled earlier this year at the Chicago auto show and now come in two new colors, Race Red and Kona Blue.

    The 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake package, described by the company as "one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built," starts with an engine upgrade, including supercharger, that boosts output to more than 750 horsepower and torque to 590 pound-feet. An optional Shelby/Kenne Bell upgrade kicks output up another notch to 800 hp.

    The Super Snake package also includes a Ford Racing handling pack that bundles dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut tower brace. A Shelby/Eibach handling pack is optional. Among the other features are a Borla exhaust system, Shelby/Baer performance brakes and Shelby-designed Alcoa 20-inch wheels in durabright or anthracite finish.

    Shelby American provides potential customers with an online configurator.

     


    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    That's sick power. I would love to drive one of those for a day but I'd get sick of filling it up.


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    GM is getting ready to answer back with the Camaro Z/28 package.

    The word is that it it's going to get a slightly detuned Corvette LS7 engine. 7.0L engine that stock is around 500 hp and can be tweaked to 700 hp.

    Looks like we're about to have some good old fashioned HP wars as the final hurrah to internal combustion engines here in America before the government steps in and shuts the party down ... again.


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    I configured myself a 800 hp monster with all suspension/brake upgrades for under 96000 USD. Amazing. 

    Since I am a sucker for muscle cars, this one would be just perfect.  Smiley

     


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    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    problem is the plasticky feel of all US cars.....


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    intouch1:

    problem is the plasticky feel of all US cars.....

     

    Do you really care about the interior? Smiley

    I would also love to hear the comments over here if I drive such a beast: "He probably didn't have enough money for a real sports car" or "he is a pimp" or... Smiley

    Honestly, this car in matte black without any stripes or markings, would be amazing for me.

    The price is still too high though...I wouldn't pay 100k USD for a "muscle car"...


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    unfortunately the feel of quality of all US cars is terrible imo. they have nnothing of that sturdy and tough feel of german cars.

    funniliy enough even a beechcraft king air 350 feels like a suburban on the inside

    it really is beyond me why they are still not improving in that area.


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    intouch1:

    it really is beyond me why they are still not improving in that area.

     

    Maybe because nobody complaints?  Smiley Smiley

    I agree though, each and every US made rental car I drove, had a very disappointing interior quality.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    Maybe that fabulous Mustang interior is because with a V6 and rebates it sells for around $22,000

    Really guys, Mustangs are not designed for the Beau Brummel boulavardier market segment.

    Basically its a secretary's or medical admins car that is also jacked to sell to guys wanting fast qrtr mile times.

     


    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    they're not even trying. look at german and french budget offerings. they seem feel and look much better. hell, even the cheap italian cars have more of a quality feel to them.

    maybe it's just different market and industry standards. or maybe americans actually do like it that way with be big ugly buttons and nobs.

    no disrespect meant in any way.....


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    GT500






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    And yes, by and large the quality of American interiors and switch gear is atrocious.

    Buick (of all people) had really stepped it up significantly though. The interior of the new LaCrosse is beautiful.


    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    that is because the LaCrosse is German

    Check out Opel


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    intouch1:

    they're not even trying. look at german and french budget offerings. they seem feel and look much better. hell, even the cheap italian cars have more of a quality feel to them.

    maybe it's just different market and industry standards. or maybe americans actually do like it that way with be big ugly buttons and nobs.

    no disrespect meant in any way.....


    no disrespect meant in any way ... But there are no German oor French "budget" offerings with 300hp any where near the Mustangs pricepoint. Just how much is a 300hp XYZ euro car anywhere in anymarket?

    As I said, the base V6 mustang, with 300bhp by the way, sells for approx 23-26K USD. They are very popular with women shoppers age 21 ro 35. Apparently the smaller power engines and the smaller knobs of Euro cars fail to impress them.Smiley

    The Open/Buick La Crosse is a ergonomic disaster. Its nothing to be proud of no matter who made it. Who here would willingly by a schlager Opel anyway?Smiley

     


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    James, you are on your game.Smiley 


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    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    jimflat6....i certainly agree with your point....

    it's a shame though. these cars could be much iproved on at the same price point.


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    Re: New 2012 Shelby 750hp Mustang "under" $100,000 USD

    For let's say 70000 EUR, I would probably get a 750 or 800 hp Mustang in the blink of an eye...if the car would be sold over here...officially.

    Unfortunately I think that insurance would be a problem for many potential buyers.

    The son of a family friend, he is pretty rich, wanted to get a used tuned Porsche 911 Turbo with 700 hp but the family insurance, they have insured everything with them, declined. The son is 19 years old but he drives sports cars on private tracks since he is 16 and he is really good and very experienced. I still wouldn't get a 19 year old a 700 hp monster but his father apparently trusts him but the insurance doesn't.   Now the father will put the car on his name, I think this is the only way. Still not sure if this is a good idea though, driving on the track is a huge difference compared to public streets. Well... 

    As a second fun car, the 800 hp Mustang could be a huge success...if it isn't too expensive. Everything above 60-70 k EUR is a no-go for a second fun car. At least for me.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


     
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