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Is this a Pony Car or a Super Car? Earlier this week we reported on a comparison between the new Ford Mustang GT vs the current gen BMW M3. To the surprise of many readers, the GT equaled the performance of the M3 in virtually every category, including at the track. All this and you still have an extra $30k to spend on a daily driver. Well, that’s if you live in the North East like I do. A Mustang and snow clearly don’t mix.

So what can we expect from the top of the line Mustang known as the Shelby GT500? The crew @ Inside Line asked themselves the same thing. They put the new Snake through their normal tests and beat the living ponies out of it. What they found out is something I think we all new, even before the GT500 was released. This is the best Mustang, and live rear-axle muscle car for that matter, that has even been produced. Porsche owners better not sleep. This Snake can run as fast as it can bite.

Watch the full test below:

Source: Edmund’s Inside Line http://www.insideline.com/

You read it right. One lucky driver managed to get himself into the hot new Mustang. But not just any regular pony, but the mighty, tire smoking Shelby GT500 for a grand total of $200. How is this possible you ask? Simple. He went to a game convention.

Before Halo and Gears of War became synonymous with the FPS world, Quake was the mother of all multiplayer FPS games. It took what Castle Wolfestein 3D and Doom laid as a foundation, but then decided that it was better to blow up your friends than your standard computer AI characters. Quakecom came to be in 1996 and since then has become the Superbowl and CES of the FPS world, hosting the largest LAN tournament in the world, as well as unveiling all the new hardware that will power the next year’s worth gaming PCs. It is here where the story gets interesting.

One of the sponsors of the event raffled not one, but two Shleby GT500s to a hundred gamers who purchased their raffle tickets at the event. Before the first ticket was pulled, one of the attendees and ticket holders was offered $200 for his ticket by one of the spectators. Thinking that he had no chance of winning and looking to make an easy $200, the spectator agreed and the transaction was completed. Little did he know that a few minutes later, the raffle ticket that he just sold would be the one called as the winner, as he stood there and watched the buyer claiming the keys to the new Mustang.

How would you react to the biggest fumble in raffle history? Better yet, how did the original seller react to his great auto misfortune? Click the video below to see.