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Ford just announced the 2006 Mustang Shelby GT500. 5.4L supercharged! 450-500hp! And the right color too!!! 8)

Drool, drool, drool.....

Me want one...BAD!!!

At the moment, our 355hp trike is the most powerful vehicle in our "fleet." Might just have to change that!!! :D



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THAT is sweet Dave ... nice to see Ford going back to the roots of the Mustang ... PERFORMANCE!
 

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I just bought a new Dodge truck and had a good look at this one while I was there. I know what you mean about cage lust. ;)
http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/ram-srt-10.html

Only recently off the Saltillo, Mexico, assembly line and not modified in any way for additional power or enhanced aerodynamics, a Dodge Ram SRT-10 posted a two-lap, both-directions average speed of 154.587 mph over a "flying kilometer" on the 4.71-mile oval at the DaimlerChrysler Proving Grounds here in Chelsea. The record run by the Dodge Ram SRT-10 was certified by Guinness World Records and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). The previous record was 147.54 mph, set last July by the Ford SVT *-150 Lightning, before the Dodge Ram SRT-10 went into production.

Behind the wheel of the Ram SRT-10 in the record-setting run was Brendan Gaughan, a six-time winner in a Dodge Ram in the 2003 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). Gaughan makes his NASCAR Nextel Cup debut later this month at the Daytona 500 in the No. 77 Kodak Dodge.

Hein Le Roux, research team member at Guinness World Records, said "People aren't too surprised when they hear about expensive super cars or race cars setting speed records. But few people expect a standard production pickup truck, which they can drive straight off the dealer lot, to be capable of this sort of speed. That's what makes this such a great Guinness World Record." (For more, see our news archives.)
 

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So much for the notoriety of my ford lightning. But from what I understand the HP war has just begun as the new lightning is supposed to have just over 500 HP.
 

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:) Just throw a set of Baby Moons on that beast Dave and yer ready to roll. BTW I hope your coming to the La Crosse Rally this June! 8) Steve
 

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Yeah, the muscle car horsepower wars are back! The Lightning and Ram SRT-10 (OK, they're muscle trucks!), Hemi Magnum SRT-8, Hemi Charger, Mustang GT, Shelby GT500, etc. Ford and DaimlerChrysler have it going on, but GM is falling behind. Yeah, the Vette is still great, but what else do they have? GM needs to bring back the big block Camaro! Or the modern equivalent of an LS-6 Chevelle SS!

I was lusting after the Hemi Magnum until the Mustang GT came along and now the Shelby! I need a better paying job!!

Steve - I don't know about LaCrosse, but I doubt it at this point.
 

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Dave:

Purchased a new Chrysler 300-C Hemi last May, and have been very happy with the car. 18mpg city and 25-26 highway.

Great performance, for a fraction of the cost of my old 740il BMW.

Great to see new development in this area, even with the ****ty gas
and fuel prices.

That Mustang looks like a winner!!

Geez
 

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:shock: Thats ok about the triple post Dave, I just thought you were studdering!!!!!!!!!
 

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After Years of pestering by my wife to get a pick up to drive in the winter to work in the snow I finally comprimised and got a pick-up. This is the one I flew out to Los Angeles to get and drove back home to Connecticut.
My wife should have known my taste in Trucks is like my taste in bikes.
Glenn



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