Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2010 Ford Shelby GT500






For those of us who must have a Mustang with 540hp...

I wasn't very impressed with the new Mustang when I saw it in real life.
Still plenty of hard plastics all over the interior, and the outside just doesn't look that new.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nuts to your hard-plastics, Mr. Burlapp. They made it look real purty. Not like a cartoon caricature of the original that was the 2005-2009 model. I want one, and I will get one come Hell or Hillary Clinton. I will then use it to terrorize Prius drivers who insist on driving 60 mph in the carpool/fast lane on 101. Anyone care to contribute to a fund to help me?

Also, Happy New Year my friends. Be safe.

-Some Guy

SlippedClutch said...

I think this car is really sexy. I didn't think so about the previous one. The subtle changes work. Especially the front that looks a little more menacing. And the designers got rid of all the junky bits, like the antennae.

Anonymous said...

Cool - that is a brilliant example where the 17 billion USD will be wasted too - a piece of history who's time has past since some decades already. Who - except some idiots - will buy such hard-plastic, old technology and mpg-inefficient shit???

Anonymous said...

I agree i didn't like the previous Mustang but it seems like they did just enough to make this thing attractive. Now if only they could do something about their engines...

Anonymous said...

Boring looking muscle.

Anonymous said...

seriously no body complains about the hard plastic in a honda....u seem to hate the mustang i love this

Anonymous said...

I want one, and I will get one come Hell or Hillary Clinton. I will then use it to terrorize Prius drivers who insist on driving 60 mph in the carpool/fast lane on 101. Anyone care to contribute to a fund to help me?

Hell no. Just hush up and go listen to Rush Limbaugh.

ne1butu said...

I think this car is really sexy. I didn't think so about the previous one. The subtle changes work. Especially the front that looks a little more menacing. And the designers got rid of all the junky bits, like the antennae.


I agree with you. The refinements are just about perfect with the front end being the most improved. My only real criticism of design is I wish the nav and stereo/climate controls were higher up on the dash.

This is what the current 'Stang should have looked like when it was introduced. Better late than never, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

I am with those wanting to beat the crap out of the smug Prius 'global warming' mental retards who never studied science driving like they are 90 years old...That is why I bought a Hummer.

500+ HP is adequate.

Anonymous said...

It looks pretty awesome. I wish they would have had an independent rear suspension in at least this version. Not that I'm gonna buy it or anything, but still, it would have been nice. Cost issues I guess.

Anonymous said...

"Lake Constance"

If your head wasn't in your ass, you would know that Ford didn't receive any bailout money.

MikeGADawg said...

boring? this car is as boring as the new camaro or nissan gt-r. this car is hot!

Lake Constance, are u a girl? u obviously don't know anything about cars or the industry. LOL

Anonymous said...

[Anonymous 1:08, FYI I love Rush. Just before I blast him full-volume through my Chinese-made stereo, I usually pop a few Vicodin, wash it down with a swig of Johnny Walker, light a Cuban cigar with the American flag and sacrifice a goat.]

Back to the topic of the new Shelby, as sarcasm translates poorly over teh internets, yes it may be a little excessive and perhaps the timing is off considering the economy and such, but I think it's a fine looking vehicle and would gladly physically violate it (I mean hooning/driving fast in case your mind is in the gutter, sheesh) if I ever get lucky enough to do so. I think the general consensus here is that this car is smokin.' Besides, even if it isn't the most environmentally friendly vehicle in the world, having a halo car to lust after is important. Gives some of us working stiffs life goals :)

Love,
-Some Guy

Anonymous said...

car like this one makes us the envi of the world when europeans have to pay almsy 20 bucks for a gallon of gas we only pay one sixty here in beuatiful modesto california and are able to drive beuty like this one what a great vcountry

Raymo853 said...

Looks good. I would like to know if it still has the 1940's rear suspension setup.

Anonymous said...

"Lake Constance said...
Cool - that is a brilliant example where the 17 billion USD will be wasted too - a piece of history who's time has past since some decades already. Who - except some idiots - will buy such hard-plastic, old technology and mpg-inefficient shit???"

You are an absolute idiot.

The Mustang is one of Ford's best sellers. Also, Ford did not receive any money from the government since they are in a far better financial position compared to GM and worst of all, Chrysler.

Educate yourself before you post such idiotic tcomments.


"Anonymous said...
"Lake Constance"

If your head wasn't in your ass, you would know that Ford didn't receive any bailout money."

x2.

Anonymous said...

To Lake Constance,

What is your favorite new car?

Also Ford did'nt get any government loans YET.

Anonymous said...

"europeans have to pay almsy 20 bucks for a gallon of gas"

DJ, get your facts straight. Do you still live in the barn?

Anonymous said...

"a piece of history who's time has past since some decades already. Who - except some idiots - will buy such hard-plastic, old technology and mpg-inefficient shit???"


Is a Civic coupe your idea of mastery of design? When is the last time you actually compared a Mustang to the competition, like a 350Z or an RX8? At this pricepoint, they all show faults in the details and the Mustang always holds its own. I'm anxious to see the new one, because from what I see, the new Mustang looks good. Certainly better than the E-class coupe pictured beneath it that will cost twice as much.

Anonymous said...

Those Euros love to be beat down with high energy taxes...They are really too weak to be envious.

Anonymous said...

"I am with those wanting to beat the crap out of the smug Prius 'global warming' mental retards who never studied science driving like they are 90 years old...That is why I bought a Hummer."

In actuality, to build, operate and dispose of a Prius, it is more destructive to the environment than a Hummer. To drive a Prius and a Hummer 150,000 miles, an H2 is "greener." And if it weren't for government subsidies from both Japan and the US, it would be more expensive than an H2.

Anonymous said...

"some idiots - will buy such hard-plastic, old technology and mpg-inefficient shit"

Lake Constance, you are an ignorant douchebag. Please remove yourself from your lazy-boy recliner and get some sun. You need a real life picture of what's going on.

Anonymous said...

In actuality, to build, operate and dispose of a Prius, it is more destructive to the environment than a Hummer. To drive a Prius and a Hummer 150,000 miles, an H2 is "greener." And if it weren't for government subsidies from both Japan and the US, it would be more expensive than an H2.

Would you provide us with links to credible websites showing proof please. Thanks in advance.

Anonymous said...

john m said...
To Lake Constance, What is your favorite new car? Also Ford did'nt get any government loans YET"

Yes "john m", thanxs for Your "normal posting", they didn't so far - but they face the same problem that You can "recognize" in some postings here - they have too a too strong UAW that do not want to accept that there is no reason why a "Big Three employee" costs more than a Honda, Toyota or BMW employee.

I am working in Switzerland as a Banker (so the devil itself for UAW) and I love BMW - particular the M5 (I owned a 5series and then a 3series until three years ago). But actually after my son was born I own a Skoda Estate and a Honda Accord (Acura TSX in the US) which both build really brilliant family-cars that are worth their value in my opinion.

The UAW can use such postings to avoid change - but I stood before the "iron wall" here in Eastern Europe (and felt the pain and cried in the 80's) and saw the communists fall (I really celebrated that day) - and I will celebrate again, when the UAW will be disintegrated - cause I still admire the US values and its basic institution!!!

Yearning to travel through California with my "Cantonese-European" baby-boy!!!

Anonymous said...

Lake Constance, your analogy of the UAW and the Iron Wall makes no sense.

JDM Aero said...

Go Lake Constance! You do those asian chicks up.

Nothing better then an asian girl.

:P

Anonymous said...

junk is junk, ford has noooooo idea

Anonymous said...

who the hell is lake constance anyhoo, ford = junk, just ask darrel langjois