Here is the Boss supplement to the 2012 owner's guide....LOTS of great stuff in here. Happy reading!
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That's the best part of this car for me. That's 400 lbs lighter than my GT500 engine. (Est 750 crank hp is still almost 1lb per HP) Talk about nose heavy! I can't wait to feel the difference. I'm expecting it to be night and day on the road course.Mark said:Another cool tidbit:
Engine weight is 444lbs., so one pound per HP!
I had my GT500 on the flat bed quite a few times. You definitely want a flat bed and make sure they bring some boards. Most flat bed drivers are used to dealing with low clearance cars. I had two bad alternators, a bad FRPP Pro-Cal tuner (locked the PCM) and blew the exhaust off once on the interstate. I also trailer my car on a tilt bed trailer so it's similar to loading on a flat bed tow truck. Even if your front splitter rubs a bit on the way up, it's no worse than the scuffing it will get on some steep driveways. Fortunately they flex ;DPJWANNABE said:Thanks for posting this. I hope the vehicle never needs to be towed. : I can visualize the tow truck driver's expression when I break out the manual.
But does it look as cool? Let's hope the pod can be had for closer to $1K which seems more reasonable.cloud9 said:You can get all those same performance parameters in addition to ECT, oil pressure and many others with an Aeroforce Interceptor CN-Series gauge for $250.
I actually prefer stealth when it comes to performance. My GT500 is a total sleeper. Unless someone can tell it's been lowered, there's no indication it's been modded at all. Having the gauge in the A/C pod, it's not only inconspicuous, it's easier to read. Many unsuspecting Vettes, Camaros and fart can equipped ricers have been shocked to find out it's not close to stock5 DOT 0 said:But does it look as cool? Let's hope the pod can be had for closer to $1K which seems more reasonable.cloud9 said:You can get all those same performance parameters in addition to ECT, oil pressure and many others with an Aeroforce Interceptor CN-Series gauge for $250.
That's a huge difference in engine weight. Isn't the 2011 GT500 engine quite a bit lighter?
cloud9 said:The 2011 GT500 aluminum block saves 80 lbs.
Mark said:cloud9 said:The 2011 GT500 aluminum block saves 80 lbs.
not that it matters but:
"Using the PTWA process allows the block to have a thinner surface coating – only 150 microns deep – that is just as tough as one with cast or pressed-in iron or steel liners. However, using less material results in lower weight. According to Hameedi, the GT500 block is 8.5 pounds lighter than the sleeved GT version. Overall, the complete engine is 102 pounds lighter than the 2010 cast iron engine. The steel coating has also helped Ford reduce the internal friction of the engine, aiding both efficiency and power production. "
maybe that includes the savings with EPAS?