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Vehicle 2dr Convertible (5.8L 8cyl S/C 6M)
Review 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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Available Ford Shelby GT500 2014 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible
Available Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Black, Performance White Clearcoat, Ebony Clearcoat, Race Red, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Grabber Blue, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Torch Red Clearcoat, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic , Grabber Orange Clearcoat, Kona Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Tungsten Grey Clearcoat
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black/Charcoal Black leather, Charcoal Black w/Black Racing Stripe Inserts leather/sueded microfiber, Charcoal Black w/White Racing Stripe Inserts leather/sueded microfiber, Charcoal Black leather/sueded microfiber, Charcoal Black/Crimson Red leather, Charcoal Black w/Blue Racing Stripe Inserts leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Bluetooth, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Fold Flat Rear Seats, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Soft Top, Upgraded Stereo, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation