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2020 GT500

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  1. Davesvt2000

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    This car will be produced for a few years, no way in hell they put that much development into it and only do one model year.
     
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  3. Shark01

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    I’m starting to think about my next car, but I struggle with why I would pick this over a much less expensive Corvette C8
     
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  4. IPO1

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    C8 is a mass produced car. GT500 is 'limited' production.

    I think they are different cars. C8 is more of a GT car to me...GT500 is a muscle kinda car.

    Now Z06 will be different story...
     
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  5. Shark01

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    OK, but Chevrolet will be very disappointed if the market considers a C8 as a GT car.

    I get the appeal of the GT500, but not the price relative to other options....the one I specked up had a $90k sticker.....and I approve the use of quotes when an American manufacturer uses the term limited....which almost always equates to “we are only building one for each buyer”
     
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  6. IPO1

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    Well considering Chevrolet will build about 20,181 C8's for the 2020 model year and Ford will build about 10% of that of the GT500 for MY20--that's a big difference. Also, GT500 has 760HP...just a little more than stock C8. It's whatever floats your boat.
     
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  8. BJK

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    but NOT cf track pack? Previous post you said it was NOT a 'Golden'. Did you have to pay over msrp?
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  9. Gh21631

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    Nope, my buddy owns the dealership. He didnt give me the golden ticket because he is charging over which I'm not willing to do.
     
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  10. dustman

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    Good call on your part. These mass produced “LE’s” will drop in price like everything else.
     
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  11. IPO1

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    Way of the new car world.

    Heck your 458 might even drop :)
     
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  13. BJK

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    The 'Golden Ticket' is his Golden Ticket! $$$
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  14. dustman

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    With all the miles I put on her, not a worry! Gotta play.
     
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  15. Thecadster

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    To me it goes like this: C8 Z06 >> GT500 >> C8

    The GT500 being a ground pounding, boulevard cruiser old school muscle car, and the C8 being a sporty sports car that punches way above its weight class. The Z06 with its reported flat-plane-crank V8 will be on a completely different level: near segment leading performance at a bargain price.
     
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  16. Face76

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    GT500 appears to be a very good car but went the direction of the C8 in that no manual is available which upset the "purists" who demand a manual. If Ford produces the GT500 for more than 2 years, they will be sitting in the dealer lots in years 3+ looking for buyers. CTFP cars may be different but Chevy says that they aren't going to over-produce the new Z06 either. Wait and see.
     
  17. IPO1

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    2-3 years out. Who cares--we could be dead.

    Funniest thing I've heard in a long time "Chevy says that they aren't going to over-produce the new Z06"...um ok.

    But I think Z06 will be great car--but at least a year + out.
     
  18. Face76

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    The local Hendrick dealership says they have at least one year's allocation of C8 Z06's already on a waiting list of names. 50% - 60% will drop off so maybe a late first year car may be available to me.
     
  19. jvmax

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    my gt500 stickered at 78k, my c8 corvette lt3/z51 stickered at 78k. cant go wrong with either, at the end of the day I pick the c8 corvette - much more car for the money
     
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  20. Thecadster

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    I have an opportunity to acquire a Golden Ticket for MSRP. Should I? I am somewhat torn. Initially, I was hyped on this car, but I have since acquired three COIVD cars (Ford GT, Dodge Viper ACR, 765LT scheduled for Jan/Feb delivery) that I am struggling for seat time. Not sure how it fits in. Another car to service annually, to insure, to wash, to drive...
     
  21. Davesvt2000

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    Ford just announced that dealers have till mid November next month to sign up for the 2021 AND 2022 model year programs. Ford dealers have to pay a yearly fee to get and sell the shelbys.

    With the cars you have recently picked up, and have on order, I would wait and see if you would truly have the time to enjoy it, yet alone insure, tax, maintenance, etc.

    A golden ticket car at MSRP right now is a great deal, however, in another year or so it should be the norm.
     
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  22. Gh21631

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    I passed on my GT500 but it isn't a Golden Ticket, I probably would have picked that one up. Dealer initially told me msrp then wanted $2500 over when the car finally came in and that's all I needed to turn it down.
     
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  23. Shark01

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    What would it give you that the other cars in your ever growing lineup don’t ?

    My guess is nothing......what you need is an open top supercar, you live in a nice climate, and nothing beats an open top car with a roaring V-12 behind you pushing you towards the horizon.....this message brought to you by the Lamborghini Diablo Roadster.
     
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  24. Face76

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    Pass on the Shelby. If you could buy it today, I would say yes and then you could flip it. Next year, ADM's may be more difficult to come by.
     
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  25. 95spiderman

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    if i had cadsters collection i would also skip the shelby. too similar to the viper. i would go hellcat demon if want muscle car. thats very different experience
     
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  26. Face76

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    I would get the new Dodge Super Stock. Sounds like a great ride and no mark-up
     
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  27. Thecadster

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    You are probably right Shark.
     
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  28. Shark01

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    My first time ever being right about anything....I feel like a Marvel superhero now.
     
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