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I just purchased my first Shelby GT 500 its a 2014 and the dealer told me that it was not going to be produced anymore is there any truth behind what he told me or was it just a sales pitch to get me in the car. Also does anyone know how fast these cars are set to run I am still learning about the cars I was a Chevy guy for the longest and the dealership here in town told me they wouldn't let me test drive their lz1 if I wanted it I had to buy it just from looking at it well all my other trucks/suvs are fords and my ford dealer told me to come drive the Shelby and I would love it let me say he wasn't lying please if anyone can give me some info about the car that would be great thanks

 

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Dealer was correct. 2013-14 model year will end the 5.8L engine run and the 660hp beast...unless Ford changes something later on, but no signs they will.

As far as learning more about the car, do a few searches on this forum, you will likely find anything you have questions about. Enjoy!

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Congrats on buying the car. The car needs five consecutive miles or 50 starts to unlock the supercharger. Follow the break-in procedure. Read the supplemental SVT manuals included.

 

WARNING... DO NOT take off the Traction Control until you've driven the car a lot. The car runs up to 202 mph, 1/4 in 11.6 and 0-60 in 3.5. Below 70 degrees, the tires loose grip, and with the traction control on, they still pitch out. When you break it in, I find the funnest thing to do is nail it in 3rd at 80 and you'll blow through 120 in like 2 seconds.

 

The only differences between the '13/'14 is the gauge display, showing a Cobra and GT500 on the '14 and the door sills on the '13 show 20th SVT Anniversary.

 

Here's two links to videos to explain how Ford purposely engineered the 13/14 GT500's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0I1xLXZbMA&app=desktop

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2k904HhiSU

 

Hope this helps.

 

Post some pics!

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Read the manual and adhere to the 1000mi break in period, which means don't go 150 in third gear on the freeway ;-)

 

Second, remove the silly assist spring on the clutch pedal (6minutes) or the pedal will stick to the floor at 7k rpm shifts.

 

Third if you have the track pack and you change the oil yourself the dry capacities in the manual are VERY confusing as it doesn't account for all the oil that stays in the track pack system. Do not overfill or let a dealer overfill it and damage the motor. (None of my local dealers even have the 5w50 in stock they just put in 5w30 from the 50gallon drums so I do it myself)

 

Fourth, smile because you own the most powerful and best looking mustang to date.

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I think we need pics and info on exactally what you got! Certain colors are not as fast as others and stuff like that... Silver is fastest btw

Yes, Silver is the fastest color next to black......

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MORE WARNING:

Do not take off traction control at all!

(The kill Spark engine noise speaks to me, it says i just averted a big mistake)

Only reason to turn off button is to make clouds.

Perfect starts each time, and no worrys about a/c or a drink in the way as u blow by 100 in second gear.

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Congrats, I agree w/ what the other members had to say. If you are an adrenaline junkie like me and want to really be blown away with a mild bolt on, get the 2.4 VMP pulley, cobra jet throttle body, JLT 127mm air intake and a Jon Lund tune. With these your GT500 will gain aprox 100-120 hp and will turn from a beast into a real monster. I personally think that's about as much as you would want safely for street use and the great thing about it is that no one will never know since it drives and looks like factory stock, that's until you step on it!

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Congrats you have purchased one heck of a piece of engineering marvel in my opinion. Great advice from the above folks and I leave the traction control on almost all the time.

 

Until you get used to the car, my advice is to watch out for giving too much gas or roads even with slight curves...once you get used to it you will know how to manage that.

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Congrats, I agree w/ what the other members had to say. If you are an adrenaline junkie like me and want to really be blown away with a mild bolt on, get the 2.4 VMP pulley, cobra jet throttle body, JLT 127mm air intake and a Jon Lund tune. With these your GT500 will gain aprox 100-120 hp and will turn from a beast into a real monster. I personally think that's about as much as you would want safely for street use and the great thing about it is that no one will never know since it drives and looks like factory stock, that's until you step on it!

And if you are like me you team that up with an IW 10% lower, AM 1 7/8 long tube headers with O/R H pipe, frpp mufflers and bullet racing camshafts..... Can't wait till spring!

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Hey Speedman Sir,

 

For the upgrades you mentioned above 2 notes up, how much did that cost you? Sounds like a pretty good increase for nominal upgrades. Let me / us know please. Thanks.

 

Good evening Rodders,

Total cost for the upgrades was $1,750.00 without installation, which is my opinion the best bang for the buck and is all bolt ons. On the other hand you can go like freakshow12 and get even more power for a few thousand more.

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I am actually doing the revan racing 13-6 kit which is the jlt cai, 10% pulley, Lund tune,frpp twin 65 tb and tr6 plugs. Then I'm doing the LTs and cams. The frpp mufflers I had put on when the car was new before I picked it up. Total cost for all that before install is about 4500. I will be doing it all myself. The bullet cams are great as they are a drop in and do not require degreeing or a spring change. Drag radials will also be finding a home on the back before spring. These good years suck!

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