: 1600hp+ = '13 Shelby GT500, '12 ZL1 & '06 CTS-V



mberisha
01-20-13, 10:12 PM
My boss just picked up his new '13 Shelby GT500....what an incredible ride.....

Even though it is a "Rustang"....the car is sic....:rolleyes:

Nonetheless....the V can STILL hang in the twisties....hands down!



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rand49er
01-20-13, 10:32 PM
That's quite a grouping of cars.

A word to the wise: Just make sure you let your boss win.

CTSV_Rob
01-20-13, 11:23 PM
^^ Kiss ass.




























:D

OneFast V
01-21-13, 10:53 AM
Is that up in Tahoe?

JD03Cobra
01-21-13, 11:07 AM
Love that GT500! Great pics.

DrSpeed
01-21-13, 12:28 PM
Great shots - turn back the saturation a bit on the post processing. :D

mberisha
01-21-13, 12:51 PM
Is that up in Tahoe?

Yup...about 20 miles east of Nevada City....about 4500ft elev.....

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Love that GT500! Great pics.

Thanks!

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Great shots - turn back the saturation a bit on the post processing. :D

Nah....saturation is like cowbell....can NEVER have enough! :yup:

branland
01-21-13, 02:01 PM
I was at cars and coffee at JBA recently and I was talking to a guy with 2013 GT500. He had a few mods and was putting out over 600 RWHP.
It looks pretty much just like the earlier ones except it has the LED tail lights no front grille.
Be aware.

thebigjimsho
01-21-13, 02:20 PM
A well prepped V1 should murder it in tight twisties...

mberisha
01-21-13, 02:53 PM
A well prepped V1 should murder it in tight twisties...

^^^That is one very true statement....

I was the lead car. The first tight snake turns....and I was gone. The GT500 couldn't get me until the straightway....than it was his time to shine!

I will tell you though....when the ZL1 was behind me....it definitely was a roadworthy twistie nemesis however...

OneFast V
01-21-13, 03:09 PM
^^^That is one very true statement....

I was the lead car. The first tight snake turns....and I was gone. The GT500 couldn't get me until the straightway....than it was his time to shine!

I will tell you though....when the ZL1 was behind me....it definitely was a roadworthy twistie nemesis however...

Man you need to let me know when you go on these drives. Would love to join up with you sometime.

alradco
01-21-13, 03:28 PM
Is your V stock? What a great way to spend a few hours. Thanks for posting the pics. Would like to see more of the Camaro too.

UnsafeAtAnySpd
01-21-13, 04:56 PM
Goes to show that our stock 400 hp ain't shit no mo'.

EnV
01-21-13, 04:59 PM
Awesome cars. I am in love with the new GT500's.

DrSpeed
01-21-13, 06:59 PM
Is your V stock? What a great way to spend a few hours. Thanks for posting the pics. Would like to see more of the Camaro too.

Indeed. We'll rally up from the Bay together.

CTSV_Rob
01-21-13, 10:16 PM
Man you need to let me know when you go on these drives. Would love to join up with you sometime.
Would make for a fun drive.

All nice cars by the way.

DrSpeed
01-22-13, 02:27 AM
Sounds like this weekend may be one of them, given the dry weather!

thebigjimsho
01-22-13, 11:44 AM
Awesome cars. I am in love with the new GT500's.

I just can't be. It's not hard to give any of the Vs more power. V1, V2, ZL1 are all relatively easy.

But to make a GT500 handle like any of the above...and to do it RIGHT? Much money and trial and error.

I really like the GT500. But as someone who enjoys turns more than straight line speed? There are far better choices out there...

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^^^That is one very true statement....

I was the lead car. The first tight snake turns....and I was gone. The GT500 couldn't get me until the straightway....than it was his time to shine!

I will tell you though....when the ZL1 was behind me....it definitely was a roadworthy twistie nemesis however...

Still one of my favorite memories.

At VDay 1. At Summit Point Shenandoah. Cadillac brought two V2 mules(it was May of '08) along. I'm out running with advanced when the the V2s come flying up behind me. There's a succession of two tight turns before the backstretch. I actually pull a few feet away through those. And then point them by on the backstretch. But after that is the karousel and another tight turn and I was able to make up a few feet again. Then watched them blow me away down the frontstretch.

But what a blast. And what a memory that is still etched into my brain. I did have have GC coilovers and Hotchkis sways and widened rear wheels with my PS2s. So that helped...

branland
01-22-13, 02:16 PM
But what a blast. And what a memory that is still etched into my brain. I did have have GC coilovers and Hotchkis sways and widened rear wheels with my PS2s. So that helped...

As I recall you car sat pretty low. Did you have your fenders rolled? I'm heading back out to track days this summer and I'm about to lower the car again.

rand49er
01-22-13, 02:34 PM
... Still one of my favorite memories.

At VDay 1. At Summit Point Shenandoah. Cadillac brought two V2 mules(it was May of '08) along. I'm out running with advanced when the the V2s come flying up behind me. There's a succession of two tight turns before the backstretch. I actually pull a few feet away through those. And then point them by on the backstretch. But after that is the karousel and another tight turn and I was able to make up a few feet again. Then watched them blow me away down the frontstretch.

But what a blast. And what a memory that is still etched into my brain. I did have have GC coilovers and Hotchkis sways and widened rear wheels with my PS2s. So that helped...That must've been when it dried up a bit after the morning rain. Their drivers were pretty good IIRC, too.

You and trukk (Chris) amazed me with your driving skills. I was so-o green ... heck, still am!

thebigjimsho
01-22-13, 03:18 PM
That must've been when it dried up a bit after the morning rain. Their drivers were pretty good IIRC, too.

You and trukk (Chris) amazed me with your driving skills. I was so-o green ... heck, still am!

Yes, that was later in the afternoon.

I really wished Chris and I could have gone at it. With heavy rain and then a drying track, his tires weren't optimal and I could walk him early.

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As I recall you car sat pretty low. Did you have your fenders rolled? I'm heading back out to track days this summer and I'm about to lower the car again.

Yeah, it was maybe an inch lower than stock. I never rolled my fenders. Those PS2s sat perfectly with no rubbing. I was on my 9.25" widened rears and spacers. Amazingly, I did have mild rubbing on my FRONT PS2s. Which were the stock 245 size. On stock front rims...

rand49er
01-22-13, 05:06 PM
Yes, that was later in the afternoon.

I really wished Chris and I could have gone at it. With heavy rain and then a drying track, his tires weren't optimal and I could walk him early....Did he have those Hoosiers at that time? The last two sessions, his car really was loud when the speeds came up. Sounded like straight pipes almost.

mberisha
01-22-13, 09:02 PM
Man you need to let me know when you go on these drives. Would love to join up with you sometime.

Will do...this past Sunday's cruise was totally impromtu....w/my boss giving me about 5mins heads up w/the ole' "...hey...what are you doing?..." Haha....

Needless to say...I was ready to roll....with 2 mins to spare....

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Is your V stock? What a great way to spend a few hours. Thanks for posting the pics. Would like to see more of the Camaro too.

Stock....except for an CAI and a cat-back exhaust.....

DrSpeed
01-24-13, 02:44 AM
Time to form a NorCal crew...:lildevil:

mberisha
01-26-13, 09:14 PM
Time to form a NorCal crew...:lildevil:

Let's do it....I'm in!

QwkRhino
01-27-13, 02:08 AM
You just need Maggie on your V!

DrSpeed
01-28-13, 10:00 PM
I can't afford the tickets...

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Newest one was last week:

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mberisha
01-29-13, 12:51 AM
^^^^ good 'ole CHiPs.....

OneFast V
01-29-13, 10:59 AM
anyone down for a drive this saturday or sunday??

EDIT: In the east bay area..?

thebigjimsho
01-29-13, 11:27 AM
I've got my snow tires on. Let's go!