2014 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Coupe (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)
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.
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.
Would like to see options like different final drive ratios, rear seat delete, brake cooling ducts, better rear brakes