QUOTE (showhat9 @ May 10 2009, 12:54 AM)
So who drove the eco boost? Reactions? C'mon now it's over and we knew about it. Give us the dirt man!!![/b]
The 2010 SHO
; the sheer amount of thrust when you punch the throttle will likely make some drivers feel weak in the knees and make others hard just above the knees.
(Sorry if it was in bad taste, but I've been waiting all weekend to use that one!)
Sadly, no one got to drive
them except for the Ford Motor Co
. chassis dynamics engineer (Jeff, he was a real stand-up guy. Great track instructor, too!) who brought one from Ann Arbor, and the Car & Driver Magazine staffers who drove the other one in to do "research" for their upcoming road test article- FYI, be sure to check out their September '09 issue for the complete article, with pictures taken at GingerMan of a Red Candy Metallic '10 SHO
with a red Gen1 SHO
and a blue Gen2 SHO
that belonged to some of the other attendees. By the end of their long, harsh session of test laps, the '10 literally had smoking front brakes; I snapped the photos to prove it! If the upcoming article heaps half as much praise on the SHO
as the staffers did in person on Saturday, then Car & Driver will have started to redeem themselves in my mind for their long-standing bias towards only picking comparison test winners that happen to come from BMW, Honda or Toyota. As I mentioned in the track meet thread up at the top of this page, I will be putting up a new post with links to the complete photo and video
galleries from this weekend. No definite ETA yet, since the vids are taking substantially longer to upload than I had expected. I feel confident that you'll all see the finished results by the middle of this week; I'm optimistically shooting for it to be done by Wednesday. One side note, though. If anyone viewing the galleries is actually depicted in some of the photos, please let me know either by e-mail or PM what your name is and any details you'd like to give about your cars, which I will gladly add to the completed post as informative captions.
Thank you for your patience; the gallery will be open very soon. And please, no flash photography or excessive use of this smilie-
I know exactly how pointless words are at describing this past weekend's event.
ETA: see Events thread- Sorry for the conflicting post, but my pictures were finally ready, so only the videos are yet to come.
Enjoy! View Topic- Gingerman 5/9/09