A couple weeks ago I narrowed down the choices between the 2014 GT500 and a 2016 GT350. The GT500 was in Nova Scotia and the GT350 was being shipped from Ford to a dealer here locally. Both were black which isn't a color I get excited about but both are damn hard to find so it's hard to be picky about the color.
In the end I had to just be realistic about it. Both these cars are super expensive for my modest income. Cars are my passion so I'm willing to have this expense on my budget. But due to the extreme expense this is likely to be my last "fun car" purchase ever so I wanted it to be a good one. The GT350 is a track car, it's slower 0-60 and slower 1/4 mile than the GT500. The GT500 is a street brute and the GT350 is a driver's car. But the question I had to honestly answer was would I really use the track capabilities of the GT350 or would I most likely just drive to work on sunny days and cruise around on the weekends? The real answer was that the GT350 would be wasted on me. Currently I haven't gone to a track day since I got to Canada and the few times I might go the GT500 would be loads of fun. So I went with the GT500.
And another thing I had to admit is that if I owned a GT350 there would always be a little voice in the back of my mind reminding me that somewhere out there is a GT350R that is a lot better. ;)
So my GT500 should arrive in a few weeks. It's going straight into storage until all this Canadian snow and salt is off the roads and gone. Here are a few more dealer shots.