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      07-20-2008, 11:22 AM   #23
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Going fast and in a straight line is always fun. But it's more fun going fast into corners. I doubt the GT500 can out corner a M3.

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      08-12-2008, 03:58 AM   #24
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Does anyone here disagree with me when I say the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 (supercharged) is slightly slower than the 2008 BMW M3 (N/A)? IMO the M3 is a better all around car but my coworker believes his GT500 is faster. He has already challenged me to a drag race at the track (once i get my car next month and after the break-in period).
There are two kinds of Shelby's out there. There is the fake one that is basically a package kit, then there is the real kick a_ _ Shelby 500. I'm a avid BMW Corvette fan with a 2008 M3 and a Vette, .. Don't play with fire!!! The real Shelby 500 is one BAD MAMA!!! I've seen this car kick some serious butt in the quarter mile as well as top end on the autobahn here in Germany.
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      08-12-2008, 03:06 PM   #25
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I raced one on a 30 roll to about 80.. He pulled on me ..1 1/2 car's... I let off i didn't want a ticket or get in a accident... I caught up to him..we talked.. He said he had open exhaust from the header to the back...All modd's done except the belt for the super charger (blower)...I don't understand but he was all in it.... Fast and big... He caught me off gaurd..... I'd like to do it again...to 114......There fast loud too... Don't do it..You might get beat (stock)) But they'll never tell you of there stock.. Cheap mod's to go faster......... Tell him at the track...
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      08-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #26
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They weigh about 3950 pounds...Even with 500 HP, they can't even beat a stock C6 Corvettes.
not a very good comparison, seeing as how a C6 Vette is far lighter than the new M3, makes just as much power, more torque, and distributes its power/torque much better throughout the revband.


back on topic, OP, i disagree with you. if driven properly, the GT500 should win the a drag race every time. but as people have already said, with the extra weight and traction problems plaguing the "average" driver, it should be a driver's race between the two fairly often. road course/autoX...well, let's just say i'd put my money on you, not the Shelby.
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      08-16-2008, 04:00 AM   #27
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to the OP- i pulled on my friends 08 gt500 with my 335i coupe with only a jb2x on 95 oct. as my friend put it "i showed him my tail lights" you shpuld be fine especially with DCT.
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      08-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #28
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Well I've got a GT500 and have test driven a new M3 (hopefully a replacement for my leased 335i). During my test drive I was able to run it out a couple of times and I would have to say the M3 would beat the GT500 anyware except for a drag race. The GT500 pulls like a monster when you run it out it in a straight line, but throw in a corner it struggles big time.
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      08-19-2008, 01:24 PM   #29
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Driver's race for sure. if he knows how to get a good launch it will be tough to beat. Getting those mid-4s times in an M3 is no easy task.
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      08-29-2008, 11:52 AM   #30
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Does anyone here disagree with me when I say the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 (supercharged) is slightly slower than the 2008 BMW M3 (N/A)? IMO the M3 is a better all around car but my coworker believes his GT500 is faster. He has already challenged me to a drag race at the track (once i get my car next month and after the break-in period).
Man youre barking up the wrong tree with your car vs that car. I hope you know with only about $1500 bucks he will easily be above and beyond 500whp and into 11's. The 4.6L 281 S/C out of the 2003-2004 Cobras did just that. I can only imagine the 5.4L (I think that's what the SGT500 is).
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      08-29-2008, 01:17 PM   #31
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Man youre barking up the wrong tree with your car vs that car. I hope you know with only about $1500 bucks he will easily be above and beyond 500whp and into 11's. The 4.6L 281 S/C out of the 2003-2004 Cobras did just that. I can only imagine the 5.4L (I think that's what the SGT500 is).
I'm with you....the 500 gt is a brawler... The m3 is a beast/bueaty...The gt 500 will beat you in a straight line or a roll....
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      08-30-2008, 12:33 PM   #32
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I'm with you....the 500 gt is a brawler... The m3 is a beast/bueaty...The gt 500 will beat you in a straight line or a roll....
It's hard as hell to launch those things, something I hope Ford remedies in the 2010 update. I just hope that they don't increase the price of the Mustang GT much. I respect Ford for being the only carmaker to offer a RWD V8 powered coupe for $25-30K. I can assure the Camaro V8 models will NOT be offered for anything less than $28-29K.
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      08-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #33
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It's hard as hell to launch those things, something I hope Ford remedies in the 2010 update. I just hope that they don't increase the price of the Mustang GT much. I respect Ford for being the only carmaker to offer a RWD V8 powered coupe for $25-30K. I can assure the Camaro V8 models will NOT be offered for anything less than $28-29K.
IFS makes it a bit more difficult than a solid rear but I can assure you there are many small tid bits you can do to completely eliminate any launch flaw. People forget that TQ plays a pretty big roll in things and the M3 is not rich in it.
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Formula 1 vs. NASCAR!!!!
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think the GT500 might edge you out, but I prefer the m3 personally.
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