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2014 shelby gt500 convertible
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jim
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2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Convertible (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)


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so I now have 5300 miles on my 2014 Shelby gt500 convertible and feel its time to write my review, first this car can be beast or a pussycat depending on how you want to drive it, if your going to drive it hard you need to be careful, make sure your going straight, the goodyears do not grip great especially if its under 60 degrees out, much better in warmer weather but still need to be careful, this is actually one of my complaints about the car, it has so much power and the gearing is so high that you can't floor it in first or second because you'll be all over the road and if you do hammer it lets say up a highway entrance ramp by the time your thru 3rd your at 130 mph, in a weird way its not as much fun to drive because you do have to be so careful and essentially you can only really push it in 3 gears unless you want to get to 150 mph in a hurry. I have had a 2007 Shelby gt500 and a 2007 saleen s281 and while neither could hold a candle to the 2014 they were much easier to drive fast and in a way more fun because you weren't as worried about pushing them. That being said the 14 is an incredible car in every other way, the brakes, handling etc are great, even though this car also has a live rear axle it is way better than the 07 saleen and Shelby that I had. I have the recaro seats in mine and they are very comfortable, big complaint is the ford sync system, it sucks period, navigation hasn't been right yet, hands free phone never works, stereo is weakest in any new car I've ever owned and its the upgraded version with the sub in the trunk, thank god the exhaust sounds so good lol, I realize you don't buy this car for the stereo or navigation but shame on ford for putting this crap in a 70k car. as for driving this car like a pussycat its very tame if you want it to be, the stories about the horrible clutch are bs, the pedal is not too stiff and I have yet to ever stall it, even though its geared so high I can pull into my road at 15mph in 3rd and move fine up a pretty steep hill to my house. Overall this is an incredible car, if your looking for something that sounds incredible, is just about the fastest thing on the road and will command attention this is the car for you


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Learn to drive it kick butt on track,
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By Jake
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2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Convertible (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)


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This car is very capable track car. The power is there, the basic design is there, very few low cost upgrades such as Watts link, rear torque arm, lower control arms and Ford racing 5300L lowering springs (track pack suspension/821A package shocks) to keep Bilstein shocks working properly and most of what people will bring to the track will not hang with this set up.

Plus!!!!! the5,8 Trinity engine entire lower end is made in Germany. That's right German precision. Search the trinity engine and read what you bought.

A new engine alone costs $32,000. That's what we pay for. And the Shelby name.

I like mine. I think the GT 350R will have trouble beating mine.


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Sally is incredible
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By sallysbuddy
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2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Coupe (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)


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Only two weeks old and 500 miles on the clock, but this animal is incredible.
Getting on the freeway from the dealership after I picked it up,I wanted play with it's roadholding, so got on it.....just a little...on a very tight 360 degree entrance ramp.
Hugged the inside edge and looked at the speedo at the merge point of the freeway:

113 MPH and it was hardly breathing!
The G-forces are unbelievable.
People stare at it, give me thumbs up and smile.
I've had performance cars my whole life (including a Jack Roush built Lincoln MK VII with a 5 speed manual tranny and GT40 motor), but none of 'em hold a candle tot his.
I need to re-read the complete owner's at least 3 more times.


Best Features

Incredibly nice road manners considering the purpose of this monster. For the urban two lane drive to work I have yet to use 1st gear. It's 2nd, 4th and 6th and have yet to hear a grunt out it. Everyone smiles at the exhaust note and idle rumble.


Worst Features

The front seat foldover release needs some engineering tickle. It must be held to fold the seat back into drive position and it doesn't remember exactly which position you originally had it in.


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2014 shelby gt500
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By jim737
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2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Coupe (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)


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I've owned and driven many high po cars. This one is special in many ways. Critics complain of break fade. I've not experienced any even though pushing the car hard. Turn in is excellent mid corner and exit excellent,yes bumps can upset solid axel but it's predictable and controllable. Even irs cars can be upset with bumps. Ford chose gearing it high for a good reason. People always look at 0-60, 1/4 mile, and top end. Ford made first gear tall so they did not have to shift going to 2nd. Saves time get excellent time. Same with 1/4 mile. And 200mph top end with 3:31 gear.
Then there is better gas milage no gas gusler tax all good marketing for ford.a lower gear would be a plus.






Best Features

The engine is the star of this car. It's exotic with 4cam 4valve all aluminum and the sound is incredible! The engine is capable of producing much more horsepower and still have great reliability. Get the car with performance pkg and track pkg if going to drive the car hard. Drag racers don't need it.


Worst Features

Would like to see options like different final drive ratios, rear seat delete, brake cooling ducts, better rear brakes


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2014 GT500 after 3 years
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By guidave59
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2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Coupe (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)


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No problems with the car. Still a joy to drive, EVERYBODY wants to race........car gets good gas mileage , VERY fast and powerful.


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