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My new "Green Queen" says hello


Alberto

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Hi folks,

 

haven't been busy on teamshelby forum for a while as I was busy creating my new 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible. Probably the last convertible delivered in Europa ever... :unsure: It's still brandnew, born only one week ago.

 

Hope you like the pix. Greez from Munich, Germany

 

Alberto

 

Additional fittings:

 

- completely repainted in "Vipergreen"

- VOSSEN 20" Wheels

- KW3 Suspension

- Fays Watts link

- BORLA Axel back with black tips

- Roush side splitters

- black signals in the front

- SuperSnake Hood

- SuperSnkae Stripes

- Sign "Green Queen" on side stripes

- radiotor lights

 

and a few other things... :)

 

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If you go through the trouble of making it your own and a reprint and all the interior redone, why not make it the exact green you want? I say kudos to you!

 

I love it!

 

The two switches on the console are not standard. Im guessing undercarriage lights, in green perhaps?

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Thanks for your respond. How can I explain that the color is NOT limegreen...?! The color is called "Vipergreen" and is only available on the Volkswagen Scirocco and shines in different colors depending on the light falling onto. The "gotta have it green" is might have been too light.

 

Maybe this picture gives a more realistic impression of the color:

 

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Sehr schön! I bet that your Shelby stands out on the Autobahn in Germany ... and just in time to cruise around München during the Oktoberfest ;)

 

Oh no no! I'm one of the high speed junkies, and the green queen will take me to the 200 mph on the autobahn. it's still too new for that, but a video will be shown just when the car is ready to go for it. It's a driving machine, and that's how you should treat it. ;-)

 

Alberto

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Thanks for your respond. How can I explain that the color is NOT limegreen...?! The color is called "Vipergreen" and is only available on the Volkswagen Scirocco and shines in different colors depending on the light falling onto. The "gotta have it green" is might have been too light.

 

Maybe this picture gives a more realistic impression of the color:

 

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Beautiful car. Beautiful lady too.

Can't wait to see what's underneath her ! :drool:

Congrats Alberto. Truly one of a kind!!

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Oh no no! I'm one of the high speed junkies, and the green queen will take me to the 200 mph on the autobahn. it's still too new for that, but a video will be shown just when the car is ready to go for it. It's a driving machine, and that's how you should treat it. ;-)

 

Alberto

FYI- You might be interested in a conversation I had with one of the SVT engineers when I was at Ford World Headquarters last month.

 

I asked him why the convertible has the speed limited to 160 MPH, and the coupe doesnt? He told me that despite people believing the vert is weaker, the convertible is equal in structural integrity to the coupe. It is actually limited because the retractable roof tends to rip off at speeds over 170, even in the closed position.

 

I had my 2008 up to 175 mph, but only for say 20 seconds because I ran out of road. Ive had my vert at 160 for several minutes at a time though with no problems.

 

Im not telling you not to do it, just dont get freaked out when the top rips off. I dont want you to lose control cuz you arent expecting it. LOL

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FYI- You might be interested in a conversation I had with one of the SVT engineers when I was at Ford World Headquarters last month.

 

I asked him why the convertible has the speed limited to 160 MPH, and the coupe doesnt? He told me that despite people believing the vert is weaker, the convertible is equal in structural integrity to the coupe. It is actually limited because the retractable roof tends to rip off at speeds over 170, even in the closed position.

 

I had my 2008 up to 175 mph, but only for say 20 seconds because I ran out of road. Ive had my vert at 160 for several minutes at a time though with no problems.

 

Im not telling you not to do it, just dont get freaked out when the top rips off. I dont want you to lose control cuz you arent expecting it. LOL

 

Thank you very much for this information. I already had a 2010 Shelby GT500 convertible before with around 600 hp and released speed limiter. With this car I touched the 190 mph many a time. Means, I'm truly experienced with high speed in the GT500 convertible.

 

The roof as well as all other things on the car didn't cause any problems at all. Absolutely nothing. The GT500 is much more high-speed solid as most of you might trust in.

 

Here's another picture, compiled by photoshop

 

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FYI- You might be interested in a conversation I had with one of the SVT engineers when I was at Ford World Headquarters last month.

 

I asked him why the convertible has the speed limited to 160 MPH, and the coupe doesnt? He told me that despite people believing the vert is weaker, the convertible is equal in structural integrity to the coupe. It is actually limited because the retractable roof tends to rip off at speeds over 170, even in the closed position.

 

I had my 2008 up to 175 mph, but only for say 20 seconds because I ran out of road. Ive had my vert at 160 for several minutes at a time though with no problems.

 

Im not telling you not to do it, just dont get freaked out when the top rips off. I dont want you to lose control cuz you arent expecting it. LOL

 

If the roof is likely to ripe off at speeds sustained above 160, shouldn't you put the top down? :shrug:

 

 

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FYI- You might be interested in a conversation I had with one of the SVT engineers when I was at Ford World Headquarters last month.

 

I asked him why the convertible has the speed limited to 160 MPH, and the coupe doesnt? He told me that despite people believing the vert is weaker, the convertible is equal in structural integrity to the coupe. It is actually limited because the retractable roof tends to rip off at speeds over 170, even in the closed position.

 

I had my 2008 up to 175 mph, but only for say 20 seconds because I ran out of road. Ive had my vert at 160 for several minutes at a time though with no problems.

 

Im not telling you not to do it, just dont get freaked out when the top rips off. I dont want you to lose control cuz you arent expecting it. LOL

 

 

Just curious, Warren, if this conversation was about all years of GT500, or specifically referring to say, 2013+ models?

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