2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Will Blow Your Mind

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  1. #26 V8stangman, Mar 9, 2015
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    Shelby GT350 Mustang Has 8,200 RPM Redline

    Ford’s upcoming Shelby GT350 will be a horse of an entirely different color than the GT500 that so eagerly left strips of smoking rubber residue.

    As you almost certainly know by now, it uses a 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8. Among other things, that design allows for the engine to rev more freely than the cross-plane crankshaft designs typically at play in a big American V8. Rev higher it can and it will. Courtesy of Road & Track, the world now knows that the newest Mustang will wring out to 8,200 RPM marking a significantly wider range than the 7,000 RPM that the normal 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is capable of. That also means it has nearly 2,000 RPM of extra breathing room than the GT500, which is limited to 6,250. Ford still hasn’t officially announced final output specifications for its new screamer, but it will make at least 500 hp and you can probably expect some sort of an uptick in that figure before the first models reach showrooms.

    Apart from that, the R&T interview is also revealing that this will be the first Mustang to ever achieve zero aerodynamic lift. It might not be immediately apparent form the outside, but the GT 350 has a long list of aerodynamic changes that ought to make it into a serious track weapon. Apart from a reduced ride height, it also has a ducted belly pan, a front splitter and hood ducts designed to reduce lift at high speeds.

  2. when economies take a hit terms get longer sadly. the same has happened with mortgages and minimum down payments here in canada and im assuming in the usa as well
  3. What do you mean? Are you saying it's harder to get a mortgage or easier?

    My wife is a mortgage broker. It's harder than ever to get a mortgage in BC. Down payment requirements are higher than ever. You have to hold your entire downpayment for 90 days in a savings account and provide proof of where every penny came from. If any of it is gifted from relatives you have to prove where they got it from. and if you have any less than 20% down you also have to qualify for mortgage insurance. The average house price in my area is 450k and to qualify for a 300k mortgage you have to have an income of approx. 90k a year.
  4. thats exactly what im saying too. terms are generally longer and down payments a higher percentage when economies are weak. we were buying a property right when the economic recession hit and ran into major trouble getting funded for something right before the downturn would have been a breeze to get approval for. aside from down payments increased and terms lengthened it is harder to insure the property loan, particularly commercial.
  5. Absolutely. It's not a great time to be buying. I remember 5-10 years ago. Anybody could get a mortgage as long as they have full time employment.

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