Discussing strengths and weaknesses is one thing. It is completely different when a person insists on here that the GT500 is going to be faster and then challenges me to a bet and insists that I'm running my mouth if I don't take him up on his bet. Or makes mention that us Hellcat and RE owners are going to be "butthurt" or whatever when the GT500 does whatever. Yes this is the General Auto sub-forum. But again, this is still a Hellcat forum. All I'm saying is to have some respect. Nobody buys a car as expensive as these are just to have someone come on here talking about how a car from a different company is better. If it is that much better, then why isn't he, or you for that matter, buying one? It can't be that good if the people talking it up aren't even buying one.I have an R and C7 Z51 M7 Corvette. I don't mind discussing the strengths and weaknesses of each in the interest of honest opinion from aspect of currently owning both. Isn't this the General Automotive Discussion section? Nobody is in the RE and Demon section trying to talk trash as far as I know. And it seems pretty tame in here too. As far as the 2020 GT500 goes...Ford has always taken a short hiatus between production of their specialty cars. Two year runs of this and that, then they produce this and then that... Blah blah blah. The 2020 GT500 was merely on hiatus per Ford's usual standard operating procedure. And when they decided to develop it again, of course they had to improve upon what's currently offered. And they did that. On the straight track and on the road course. We can argue price points and what is or isn't a better buy. Or what car can be a better buy with just x amount of $$$ thrown at it with mods. In the end one has a modified GT Mustang that's still a GT Mustang and one has a freakin Shelby GT500. Wouldn't you agree? A regular HC can be made faster than a Demon easy enough but it's still just a regular HC.
A 6 year hiatus is not the same as a 2 year break from a specific trim. Especially when there is nothing to substitute or stand in for it. The GT500 has had a very long absence. The reason being is because the competition was that far ahead. Ford tried to release it in 2018 but they pushed it back to 2019. Then they realized they still weren't up to snuff so they pushed it back to 2020. And it seems that they still had some stuff to work out. But basically, Ford has had much more time than anyone else to develop their flagship car. They took about 2-3 times as much as everyone else. So like I said, they have no reason or excuse to not be faster than the competition. Especially when they were aiming at the competition this entire time. And it still remains to be seen if the GT500 actually will be faster when it gets tested next to a Redeye by a reputable source. Sure some kid on YouTube can make a video. But we'll see how it stacks up side by side soon. If it is faster then good for Ford for finally making something worthy of buying and competing against. If it isn't faster then it was a swing and a miss. We'll see. Until then I stand by my opinion that the Redeye will be the faster of the two.