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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by CTS-V-TWIN Only advantage GT500 has really is that it comes with a factory warranty that covers that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CTS-V-TWIN
    Only advantage GT500 has really is that it comes with a factory warranty that covers that much power out of the box. In the real world, the ZL1 wins.
    I am anxious to see how Ford handles things when GT500s with no mods start popping drivetrain components.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    38..-something pounds isn't that heavy either, which is even better.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    I will say this; the Ford 5.4L with headers and Borla is the sweetest exhaust note I have ever heard on a car.
    nynd, nynd, M5eater and 3 others like this.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Did you see this test drive with Jay Lano?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZdKnDAMnE

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedboss1 View Post
    Did you see this test drive with Jay Lano?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZdKnDAMnE
    Damn.. now I kinda want one.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    It's hard to argue that it's not a great car, solid rear axle or not. Especially for the price. It is blisteringly fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTuned View Post
    i would rather have a used 997 turbo for $70k!
    that 997 has the same problem I had with my b5 S4. It's depreciated by a lot, but it still has the mantiance costs and parts/problems of a (in this case) $140K vehicle. Unless you're a huge DIY or just like buying second-hand six-figure new cars for a year or two before flipping them, there's no good end to that kind of ownership.


    I'll say it.

    I like the stang better than the camaro.

    the refreshed retro look is better than the maro, the interior is better(the ford has REAL recaro's, it acutally has navigation.. what's the maro have again?) , the performance is better.. it's a better pony car, that's why it costs more.

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    I'd rather have a Laguna Boss minus the graphics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I will say this; the Ford 5.4L with headers and Borla is the sweetest exhaust note I have ever heard on a car.
    the old terminators and 30V N/A 4.6's still hold a special place in my heart as one of the greatest exhaust V8 noises.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    I pulled up behind an M5 this morning in a left turn lane. I saw the guy mirror-check me, and when the light turned green, he waited for the car in front of him to get a good distance on him, then jumps on it so the poor guy in the Camaro behind him can see what a real performance car can do. That poor guy (me) was treated to the most ricer-sounding exhaust I have ever heard in my life. I really would have thought a V10 would sound a little better than a civic with a coffee can muffler. This one did not. As an aside, he was lucky to have stability control.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Let me at him! Let me at him!

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I pulled up behind an M5 this morning in a left turn lane. I saw the guy mirror-check me, and when the light turned green, he waited for the car in front of him to get a good distance on him, then jumps on it so the poor guy in the Camaro behind him can see what a real performance car can do. That poor guy (me) was treated to the most ricer-sounding exhaust I have ever heard in my life. I really would have thought a V10 would sound a little better than a civic with a coffee can muffler. This one did not. As an aside, he was lucky to have stability control.
    The S85 sounds very raspy, infact all V10's sound fairly raspy until you get them past at least 4 grand, but they're still no V8.. you're basicly going for the F1 noise over something that sounds like it could pull an aircraft carrier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1_OKkZzp4

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    The one I heard was very clearly an aftermarket exhaust, and a really crappy one at that.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyH View Post
    I will say this; the Ford 5.4L with headers and Borla is the sweetest exhaust note I have ever heard on a car.
    Oddly enough, I heard a Masseratti Quatroporte at a Cars and Coffee recently...one of the best "Stock" exhaust notes I've ever heard. For me though, nothing beats a Ferrari.

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    Re: First Test of 2013 Shelby Cobra

    Back to original topic.
    I checked on Canadian Ford website for price on the 2013 Cobra:
    Starting price $77,709 including sales tax
    Fully loaded with all the goodies will set you back $82,666

    http://www.ford.ca/app/fo/index.do


    This is way more that what I have payed for my V.

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