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2013-14 SVT GT500 Nurburgring Lap Video: 7:39

ArizonaBOSS

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TALK AMONGST YASELVES! I'LL GIVE YOU A TOPIC! GT500s ARE WAY MORE POTENT ON THE ROAD COURSE THAN REVIEWS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE. DISCUSS!!

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Here is the 2013-2014 SVT GT500 Mustang doing the Nurburgring about 2 seconds slower (on stock street tires) than Chevrolet's new monster Z/28 Camaro (on stock race tires). 2 seconds over ~13 miles...hmmmm :)

On equal tires I'll bet these cars (GT500 & Z/28) are a lot closer than Chevy would like; this bests the supposed rival ZL1's time of 7:41 and change.

Video pilfered (obviously) from SVTPerformance.com

[youtube]http://youtu.be/5hiSgO7Jq3I[/youtube]
 
No doubt the tires are the equalizer. Put the same 285/35 and 305/35 tires and 10" and 11" wide wheels on the cars and it will be a drivers race. But that MAG suspension is the real deal and the Mustang has lesser suspension. A friend of mine just ordered a ZL1 and I'll try and get him to take it to a track.
 
Impressive time, but didn't the car seem to be really uncomposed the entire time? I know it was on street tires, and was being driven at 9/10's and all, but the Shelby really looked unsettled in just about every turn. Still, 7:39 is 7:39..period.
 

Grant 302

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Way more interesting if you check out the related article at SVTP:
http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/front-page-news-143/973996-svtp-exclusive-svts-shelby-gt500-mustang-takes-nuerburgring.html
 
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Um did anyone see the mad understeer throughout the entire video?
The front tires are screaming for their life through most corners.
Compare this with other ring videos and you won't find this happening. The Shelby is not a balanced handling car (at least from the perspective of my chair and computer :D)
 
boro92 said:
Um did anyone see the mad understeer throughout the entire video?
The front tires are screaming for their life through most corners.
Compare this with other ring videos and you won't find this happening. The Shelby is not a balanced handling car (at least from the perspective of my chair and computer :D)

lol, the overcooked first or second corner was priceless, and the driver still clocked a fast time!



edit: this is a pretty entertaining way to watch the video (ZL1 video on top)

[youtube]hYWCnRWiqt8[/youtube]
 

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