The new Shelby GR1!!

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I want to know what people are saying about this new Shelby GR1. Not to sway your thoughts or anything, but I think Ford has really out done themselves with this car. The body is so perfect and smooth! The interior is a little wierd I think. With a 6.4L engine pumping out 605 horses (which only needs to push 3900 lbs) the mph is over 200. This car is for sure going along side the GT as a Ferrari killer. Check out this web page and found out everything you need to know, along with some sweet wallpappers.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2005-Ford-Shelby-GR1-Concept-Aluminum-Body .htm

posted by  cougdude67

Not really impressed. Looks like a late 60's model vette. Not bad-no cigars. Just an opinion.

posted by  lectroid

I really like it. It's a great modernization of the Shelby Cobra Daytona, with a bit of modern Aston thrown in for good measure. It supposedly uses a lot of the bits from under the GT and is slated to follow the GT as a limited edition car, but at a little lower price point (about where the other tribute to the Cobra Daytona, the Viper GTS, is priced at).

We'll see if it's going to actually happen, and how close the production one miorrors the prototype.

posted by  ChrisV

Looks nice, it'll definetly be fast as hell, but 3,900 lbs sounds a little high.

I like the look of the gauges.

posted by  abless

i was playing with my wife when we came up with the well i came up with the name shelby cobra gt then out last name, as a name for my daughter. well the name shelby we stuck with and the gr1 is nice but my shelby is better :laughing: sorry pic is attached , couldn't figure out how to place it viewable :banghead:

posted by  donaldnjamie

interesting but a bit funny looking overall in my book, I'll have to agree with Hobo here and say not bad, but no cigar. Also the weight thing also sticks out too.... 3900 lbs on an aluminum body seems slightly odd, although with the engine it is gonna have who knows. Will be interesting to see where the go with it.

posted by  Flame Roller

That car needs to be like under 2500 lbs

posted by  NISSANSPDR

That would be awesome! If Ford actually could accomplish the very difficult task of getting their car to weigh less than 3000 lbs, it would be a highly competitive car.

posted by  moostang104314

Even the 2nd gen RX7 was over 2500 lbs (the '87-91 RX7 Turbo was 2800 lbs), as was the 3rd gen RX7. Making a useable production performance GT like this much under 3000 lbs isn't really necessary. 3000 lbs is a good weight to be fast, agile, safe and comfortable, especially with the kind of engine we're talking about here.

posted by  ChrisV

They need to try to stay close to the roots of where the Daytona and Shelby came from...

Light weight w/big motors = fast and scary!

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posted by  NISSANSPDR

Thin aluminum bodies don't meet ANY modern crash safety standards, and no one would drive a modern car that didn't have weatherstripping and no carpeting or sliding plexiglass windows (actually those aren't even legal). Seriously, even a Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe with modern crash structure in it and legal road gear would close in on 3000 lbs. Add ANY sort of refinement and that weight goes up.

posted by  ChrisV

So how can Lotus make the Elise for 1900 lbs (that is USA legal) and the US cant make a goddamn Daytona Coupe for under 2500?

That's BS
:screwy:

posted by  NISSANSPDR

Look at the Lotus again. It has a what, 4 cyl engine? Why was the f*cking "no expense spared to be lightweight, includind the aluminum jack," rotary powered RX7 R1 2800 f*cking lbs???? Why is the Ferrari 575M over 3600 lbs???? Hmmm? Answer those questions and you just might start to GET IT.

God, is everyone falling to the level of CarEXPERT here???

posted by  ChrisV

God I thought you were smart...

Ferrari F40 V8 TT

Curb Weight: 2,489 lbs (1,130 kg)

You were saying what...? What...?

http://www.fast-autos.com/fan/f40.html

posted by  NISSANSPDR

Is the 2005 Ford Shelby GR-1 with the aluminum finish just a concept car are are they actually going to sell it i would pay anything for it!

posted by  BlondieBee

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