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      08-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #45
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The bone stock 5.0 already makes over 100 more hp than the N54 does. A V8 with an additional 2L of displacement, is built like a brick and damn near bullet proof. It wont make 100hp as cheaply as the I6 but its a monster when built. Since you like to compare stock cars to worked, maybe you'll run this with yours......and let us know when your 3 car run these kind of numbers.


903whp on the stock motor? yeah game over. I don't think you can compare the N54 to that. Different strokes for different folks? Absolutely. But that 5.0 is certainly a monster.
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News flash. If a car goes through the slalom faster, turns a quicker lap time, and has higher skid-pad figures...It handles BETTER. Not the other way around.
Now THAT may be the dumbest statement ever on the intarwebs. But at the end of the day handling is a subjective quality as you probably think a Lincoln Town car is the best handling car of all time.
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      08-28-2012, 03:01 PM   #47
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I would love to have a 5.0 motor in an e90 lol
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I would love to have a 5.0 motor in an e90 lol
I'm down for a swap. BTW there are twin turbo 5.0's making well over 1,000hp. LOL
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Just for the hell of it: James May helps defines "Handling"

http://jalopnik.com/5494352/james-ma...efine-handling
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This engine has been out for 40+ years - plenty of time to tinker

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The bone stock 5.0 already makes over 100 more hp than the N54 does. A V8 with an additional 2L of displacement, is built like a brick and damn near bullet proof. It wont make 100hp as cheaply as the I6 but its a monster when built. Since you like to compare stock cars to worked, maybe you'll run this with yours......and let us know when your 3 car run these kind of numbers.
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Now THAT may be the dumbest statement ever on the intarwebs. But at the end of the day handling is a subjective quality as you probably think a Lincoln Town car is the best handling car of all time.
Wtf else is there? If you're the handling guru, enlighten us. And don't give us the indescribable qualities BS.
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This engine has been out for 40+ years - plenty of time to tinker
Huh? This is the new 5.0, a modular 32v engine, not the old pushrod 5.0. Two totally different engines.
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Huh? This is the new 5.0, a modular 32v engine, not the old pushrod 5.0. Two totally different engines.
Aluminum and variable timing - same engine
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quite honestly, if the 2013 5.0 and its cosmetic updates were around when I bought my M3, I would have taken a MUCH harder look at saving myself $20k - I could not stand the interior on the 2010-2012 GT's but the 2013's are a big step in the right direction
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Ok 20+ years
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      08-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #56
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We should be talking about the Shelby. 663 HP for under 60k.....

Anyone else thinking about jumping ships?
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      08-31-2012, 09:14 PM   #57
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C&D's test model, fully loaded, was $65k.
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      08-31-2012, 11:25 PM   #58
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C&D's test model, fully loaded, was $65k.
You can get a base model with the same power for mid 50's. You give up the additional coolers, track pack, nav, etc, but still . . . 54k for 650hp 200mph car. Hard to beat.
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I had a 135i and now own an 11 GT. They are very different cars but fun in their own right. Mustang has been rock solid in regards to reliability and the N/A V8 is just a blast to drive. I think you cant go wrong either way but what do I know, I have a 2013 raptor on order..
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