I'm still not 100% this car is for me. I am getting an annoying kickback of sand and gravel back from the rear tires. I am going to try to remedy this with bigger splash guards back there. The car itself drives very stiff which is to be expected, clutch and shifter took some getting used too. Haven't gone up against any big dogs but that could be because it is a little intimidating on the road. Wheel hop is hard with fast starts but a stabilizer can be added to fix that. I am slowly going to try to work out the kinks and hopefully make minor modifications in the future.
I have owned many Mustangs over the years from a vinatge 1964 coupe and 1969 Mach 1 to a 1987 GT and now a 2007 Convertible, a 2008 GT, and a 2009 Shelby GT 500. I must say that I really enjoy the Shelby. It is well built, comfortable, handles well as is (but could be better with minor mods ... it's very simple to convert this car into a real track burning, 700HP, machine with bolt-on parts from Ford Racing, Shelby, and countless aftermarket sources). It is very fast with 0-60 in a little over 4 secs and a top speed well in excess of 150 MPH. If you want wood grain interiors and a lot of electronic gadgets, this is not your car. It is meant to be driven by someone who knows how to drive. For the entrinsic element, it really attracts a lot of attention, and being a Shelby owner allows you to register the car with Shelby and enjoy some special perks (like track days, performance driving lessons, etc.). Buying this car not only gets you the car, but it gives you entre into a club. I would recommend this car to someone who knows what the are buying and can enjoy the entire experience. Cheers!
Powerful, fun to drive.