12k over is a lot of $$$$$$I was just reading on SVTP that it appears the 13GT500 TVS blower bolts directly up to the 07-12GT500 lower manafold. And someone priced out the blower and elbow from FRPP and its like $2k shipped. Not a bad deal. That means you can make 600rwhp with that blower and a pulley for around $2k. Great deal. This is making getting a 12GT500 much more attractive. And I can get one for X plan. I called on a 13 yesterday, and the asshat dealer wanted $12k over sticker for it. Here we go again.
Yeah I know. But the 07-12 cars have been tried and true tested by the masses for years now. And with a TS blower like a whipple 2.9, at the 650ish rwhp level, they can run that all day everyda. I like the concep t of the 13 coming from ford with close to those power levels, but you can get there with aftermarket for much less. And thats because of the stupid add prices dealers want to charge. If I could get a 13 for xplan, I would rather have that.There are substantial differences between a '12 GT500 and a '13 GT500 powertrain besides just the blower that sits atop the motor. Most of them seem to be related to longevity/durability at the elevated power levels. Just something to consider when comparing the two models.
Not just the drivetrain. Talking to Mr. Hameedi he told me what they changed. Basically they whole car has been re engineered. It is VERY different than the older cars. The drivetrain gets a lot of press of course. But the thinking into some pretty small things was impressive.There are substantial differences between a '12 GT500 and a '13 GT500 powertrain besides just the blower that sits atop the motor. Most of them seem to be related to longevity/durability at the elevated power levels. Just something to consider when comparing the two models.
I think the main thing it to not have issues with an aggressive tune. Bad gas and you can have a warranty claim on a motor. I also think it gives them room to add power ratings year after year with out any hardware changes. Simple tune change and it can be rated at 670hp. And 680 the year after it. As well as plenty of other reasons I am sure.That's damn impressive. I guess the only thing I don't get is why underrate it? Why not advertise the higher hp #'s and have the bragging rights?