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Old 01-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Floodyou76 View Post can get the same performance upgrades for, im sure, a fraction of that price...and additional power?

The seats just look like they are cheap seat covers that dont even fit right.

Compare the changes between:

Normal Ford Mustang GT to Shelby GT500 Mustang


Normal Focus ST to Shelby Focus ST

The Ford Mustang GT and Shelby GT500 are both factory production Ford designed and built efforts.

The GT350 and GT500 Super Snake were the Shelby tuned Mustangs, besides the older Shelby GT which was much more tame than the Shelby Focus ST, but would have been roughly similar (Ford racing catback exhaust and cold air intake were about the extent of the modifications afaik).

I'm not defending Shelby, but to compare the basic GT500 is not a fair fight since that was not worked on at all by Shelby American, only Ford. They have done many untasteful things and pushed the envelope more with the super snake, and the 1000 hp supersnakes etc... Ford tuned for reliability and durability, where as Shelby didn't care as much about that.
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