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Old 11-20-2011, 03:15 PM
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Boss v Shelby. Finesse or brute force?

This week the new 200mph Shelby Mustang GT 500 has been introduced. It's the most powerful, fastest production Mustang available from the factory and that got me thinking, which one do you prefer, the finely honed, focused Boss 302 or the no holds barred, brutal Shelby GT 500?

Brains or muscle?
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:31 PM
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i've always preferred the boss 302, it even looks leaner and cleaner.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:35 PM
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I'd take the Boss too.. can use handling more often than 650bhp.
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:13 PM
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Boss for me too.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:34 PM
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GT500, at the end of the day, this is a muscle car that wants you to go as fast as you can in a straight line and just put down rubber.

even though the boss is "finely" tuned i will disagree because it is not really fast in the corners. it corners well but now that great. people compared the M3 to the Boss, on a short track the M3 would win cause it corners better, the boss has more acceleration.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:49 PM
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Either way you look at it the Shelby will win no matter what. Even tho the Boss handles better, it's a 200 hp underdog and has a worse power to weight ratio. It'll be better on a figure 8 track and that's about it, the power of the Shelby is too much to match up against. I'm takin the Shelby
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:44 PM
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It's analogous to choosing between a 911 GT3 or turbo. If I have to have ONLY one car I would take the Shelby, if I had more than one car, I would take the Boss 302 with the Recaro and LSD.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:46 PM
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the shelby would shit me. nothing worse than having that much power and never being able to get it to the ground when i want it.
the boss would be far more fun to wring out.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:58 PM
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Boss for me. I've driven neither (last Mustang I drove was a 2005 GT). Either way, lighter, hardly under powered and doesn't have Shelby's name on it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:18 PM
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It'll be better on a figure 8 track and that's about it, the power of the Shelby is too much to match up against. I'm takin the Shelby

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I like the insanity of the Shelby.The boss just looks like a normal Mustang with some pictures on it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:14 PM
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I'm sorry, but i do not believe in a Mustang with finesse. That car will never have the true finesse to be fast on a track day, so therefor it will always be the most powerful for me, ei. the Shelby.
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I'm not decided yet, really. The wise choice is the Boss, but it's hard to ignore the 650bhp 5.8 litre supercharged V8...
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I love the Boss, the way it's packaged and the fact that it actually performs well on track.

With that said...there is a Shelby Super Snake that shows up at the local Cars and Coffee that is just gorgeous. Med/dark metallic blue with white stripes and red calipers. The base Snake package is 750hp but during the build they called the owner and said they had a new engine shop and could bump it up to 850hp...so he said. 'do it!'.

The Snake draws a big crowd every time.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:08 AM
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I'm sorry, but i do not believe in a Mustang with finesse. That car will never have the true finesse to be fast on a track day, so therefor it will always be the most powerful for me, ei. the Shelby.
I can't speak to it personally but this suggests the car isn't bad as far as street cars go
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