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Old 01-27-2016, 04:23 PM
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I have some calls in for an R with tech pack.
Heavy but it could survive a few track days per year and I think it will be a very cool driver that makes all the right sounds.

I'll have one, one day. One day ideally being tomorrow.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:23 PM
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I don't mean to jack this thread, but when I see what Ford has done with this car, and then go over to the countless theads/posts that talk endlessly about the GT3 & GT3RS being the last NA offering from Porsche, my heads wants to explode. Wonder how many people will be tracking their new turbo 718 Boxters/Caymans in the future.

And you don't hear much talk on the internet about this being the 'last NA Mustang, Corvette, insert any NA offering today' before everything goes turbo/hybrid.

If Ford can do this and meet future emissions targets, then why - you know what - never mind...

Awesome car. Got my name on a list for if/when they get back down to reality in my area.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:35 PM
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The more heartburn we get in the stock market, the more the GT350Rs will come back down to reality in terms of pricing.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 997rs4.0 View Post
I'm one of the dumb buyers. Would love to buy R and add back seats. Most likely have to settle for gt350 with track package.
Same here, but at least at this time, it it R or nothing for me. We'll see if I change my mind in the future. And anyone buying a car that is not basic transportation is a dumb buyer. I am for sure. Nothing makes sense with these cars.

And congrats to MLA for a beautiful car.
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:59 PM
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MLA - congrats you're going to love this car.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
The more heartburn we get in the stock market, the more the GT350Rs will come back down to reality in terms of pricing.
A buyer can hope, the stock market is down 15% from the 2015 high. The Shelby GT350 demand and prices have only gone up since. We'll see.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MLA View Post
I was finally able to get my hands on a R. Literally have only driven it around the block once. I love it already! My first car was a 67 Mustang so its kind of cool to come full circle many years later. It is getting fully wrapped for protection along with some exterior carbon replacement parts. Have an upcoming LA-Vegas run with our Porsche/Ferrari friends and look forward to showing them a cool muscle car!
Nice. How far did you have to go to find an R?
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:12 PM
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
The more heartburn we get in the stock market, the more the GT350Rs will come back down to reality in terms of pricing.
I've been hoping that this would be the case across the board so I could pick up something like your RS at a nice discount, but it hasn't done much yet. Give it another year into this bear market then we will see.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:34 PM
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I had blast at Sebring this past Saturday with mine... first time with it there. Granted I ran in the 400-500 grp plus there was track traffic, the car is really dialed in and I can't wait to mount stickier tires on lighter wheels. My instructor kept repeating how much he likes it, and it's a natural on the track, and that it feels like a GT3. And this car is more fun to hoon in than my Z06.





And here's the TRAKCAR's first drag run after the DE...
Peter- I had to leave so I wasn't able to capture the other passes.
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by misterwaterfall
I've been hoping that this would be the case across the board so I could pick up something like your RS at a nice discount, but it hasn't done much yet. Give it another year into this bear market then we will see.
A better question is: when is it time to buy stock so I can get myself a free GT350 at any markup?

I really would love to drive one of these cars.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:01 PM
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How do these cars compare to a GT4? Aren't they heavy?
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by usctrojanGT3 View Post
How do these cars compare to a GT4? Aren't they heavy?
3800lbs lol.. and the R is almost impossible to obtain.. Even here in Ontario dealers want buyers to bid for the cars.. One R was sitting in dealership with $250k CAD price tag.. I lol'd and walked.
I almost signed for a gt350 + track pack this past weekend, but backed away cus a good friend convinced me otherwise..
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:11 AM
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It has heft and weight no doubt about that and no surprise.... however it "feels" smaller and lighter than it actually is. That says something. It won't have the lightweight balance like the GT cars but it can hold its own on the track, especially under a very experienced track driver. It's pretty amazing how the turn-in and balance/handling is quite good for its size... it feels great to push it on the track. Very fun... but that's my opinion.

Speaking of R's... Bruce Canepa recently took delivery of his white '15 model:





From: http://canepa.com/2015-shelby-gt350-r/
"The 2015 Shelby GT 350 R is the latest addition to The Canepa Collection – the personal cars of Bruce Canepa. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 37 original 1965 Shelby Mustang G.T.350Rs, Ford released only 37 examples of the most recent embodiment of this legendary ponycar. While more will be produced in 2016, the 2015 production was strictly limited.

Driving it back from the dealership in LA, Bruce has put over 700 miles on the car so far. He says its fun every time he gets in it, and has also observed that it is comparable, if not better than, a number of high-end European cars 2-5 times its price point.

Under the hood is a 5.2-liter flat-plane crank V8, pushing 540 hp (526 hp actually) and well over 400 lb.-ft. of torque (429 tq) connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. Items like the trunk floorboard, carpeting, the rear seats, the backup camera and the spare tire have been removed to lighten the car. This means the GT350R is 130 lbs. lighter than the Track-Pack GT350. A larger splitter and rear wing help improve downforce, and a Torsen limited-slip differential with a 3:73 axle ratio puts the power to the ground.

The GT350R rolls on carbon-fiber wheels, a first for any major automaker and a rarity even among exotic supercars. The composite wheels—sized 19 by 11 inches up front and 19 by 11.5 out back—save an astounding 13 pounds per corner and are stiffer than any aluminum wheel. And they’re wrapped in hyper-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a rubber compound and construction unique to the GT350R.

Other goodies include MagneRide suspension, driver-selectable vehicle modes, a shock-tower brace, heavy-duty front springs, an aluminum rear bumper beam, engine oil cooler, and the transmission and differential oil coolers."

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Old 01-28-2016, 09:59 AM
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I think the R will be mostly a "Garage Queen"
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