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Old 11-03-2015, 11:52 AM   #15
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Looks to me like Jordan Lee and his crew over at GM small block engineering have a little work to do. This engine sounds amazing and apparently performs even better.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:02 PM   #16
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It sounds amazing, and from what everyone says it drives really well, but it was pointed out to me that if you compare the stats of the GT350 to the 6th Gen SS, braking is the only thing it does better. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to own a GT350, but it could very well get upset by the new "standard" Camaro.
Agreed, in straight line performance the non-R GT350 and the base 6th gen SS are very close, save for trap speed.

I'd really like to see how the two compare running a few laps on Laguna Seca or VIR. That would awesome. I can't image a better time to be a car guy.
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Old 11-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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I guess thinking about it that is true. A lot of good stuff going on for the money.
You're like me.

I remember when Mustangs maxxed out around 28,000 and I thought that was a lot.

We get a hell of a lot more car nowadays, but we're all paying a lot more too.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:52 PM   #18
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Results from the video:

0-60: 4.1 sec
1/4 mile: 12.4 sec @ 117.8 mph
60-0 Braking: 102 ft
Lateral Acceleration: 1.00 G
Figure Eight: 24.2 sec @ 0.82 G

Compared to their Camaro SS results:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...t-test-review/

0-60: 4.0 sec
1/4 mile: 12.4 sec @ 114.6 mph
60-0 Braking: 104 ft
Lateral Acceleration: 1.00 G
Figure Eight: 24.1 sec @ 0.85 G

They seem to be neck and neck. Can't wait to see MT's head to head. They'll have to skip over the GT and go straight to the GT350.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:10 PM   #19
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I think on track the GT350 will have the advantage over the well equipped SS due to braking and top-end. However, that gap definitely won't be as big as Ford should be looking for. They need to shed weight for the next one. The GT350R will be really fast on track though.
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:03 AM   #20
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Pretty sweet video, noticed the rear corners really lower and seem to dig well throughout the corner under accel power. Sounds awesome and that rpm range and pull is impressive. Pricing is interesting falling between and Zl1 and a Z28 I bet it will appeal to both prospective buyers. If I didn't have to give up the benz and the SS for one Id consider it strongly as a buyer, as the looks are there for me, more so then the 16 Camaro.
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:50 AM   #21
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I was absolutely giddy when I took delivery of mine last night.... it arrived from the plant yesterday morning and I jumped on the first available flight so I can start to take her back home. Derklug1 is spot on with his comments....this car really shines mighty high on the track with curves & bends (I also experienced it on the track at Sebring last month) and the sound on the road is amazing! Simply astonishing & exotic the way the FPC engine sounds. Worth my 5-month wait!

Mine is a rare 2015 model... Avalanche Gray with Track Pkg.



I didn't have the dealer install the front splitter just in case for loading purposes since I still have to ship it back tomorrow...
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:58 AM   #22
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Beautiful car, congrats.
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Old 11-14-2015, 05:42 AM   #23
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Nice - post pictures of both of your super cars when you get the chance
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Old 11-14-2015, 09:13 AM   #24
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I like the GT350 but what I really want to see is what the next GT500 will be.

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #25
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Nice - post pictures of both of your super cars when you get the chance
By mid-end of this coming week... my GT350 is now on a transporter for its voyage down to sunny south FL.

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Old 11-14-2015, 02:07 PM   #26
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Sweet car along with a nice color combo!
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