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Old 04-27-2010, 08:45 PM   #120
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Not if you are comparing Fords top performer with GMs. The Corvette has set the standard in a number of categories for years and bang for the buck is a BIG one.
Well unfortunatly Ford's top performer is not in the same class as GM's. Mopar has the Viper, GM has the Vette, Ford has the GT but its way rarer and aside from the ZR1 im pretty sure its a much better performer. Ford has no competition for the Corvette, just the Camaro.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #121
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Why not just offer the LSA, LS7, or LS9 as an option. Each coming with appropriate suspension adjustments, number decal on the hood or fender, and leave it at that? Keep SS the big dog but just give us engine UPSIZE options.

The SS's of yesteryear did it this way. Oh, and while I'm at it, why not give us a couple rear end gear options, like 3:73 or 4:10 or even 4:33?

Thank you for listening!

just give me a chance to get the Big Dog on the Block please!
Factory Original better than aftermarket hodge podge. Too many hodge podge aftermarket car makers today. Bastardize the idea. Plus they are gouging on price.

I agree with that....kind of like a new version of COPO.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:55 PM   #122
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I disagree entirely. First of all I think the #1 issue ive heard on these forums is price rather than being something everyone's forgotten. Also Ive always said the exact opposite, i think its retarted when people compare the GT500 with the Corvette, its two VERY different breeds and designs, about the only thing they have in common is they're performance oriented V8 cars, plus the GT500 is just a modified Mustang so why wouldnt the Camaro be pitted against it if it were modified the same way? What makes a modified Mustang only worthy of competing against a 2-seat sports car instead of an equally modified 4-seat muscle car with exactly the same formula as the Mustang? And to top it off, personally if the Z/28 did come out with just a suspension upgrade and sporting an LS3 i along with several, several others would be super pissed and feel totally let down. Not cause its a bad car by any means but just because why would we ever want to buy a Z/28 for $50k when we can buy an SS and upgrade the suspension the same way and get the same car for $15k less?

Thats just my oppinion at least, i didnt agree with anything you said, and as far as my personal tastes go if the Z/28 is gonna reach $50k it should have an LS7 or similar NA motor (no forced induction), updated and lightened suspension, wider tires, aggressive gear ratio like 3.83-4.10, and *gasp* carbon fiber body components for even more weight savings.
Really? That's funny because I keep reading stuff about people wanting all of these expensive parts, clearly aren't keeping price in mind. They aren't all that different really, different yes, but not VERY different. They're both V8 powered sports cars with performance suspension and comparable horsepower figures. If that's the case, then what would you compare the GT500 to? You obviously can't compare it to the SS so what would you compare it to? A car that hasn't even been announced yet? Also, where do you keep getting $50k from? Why can't it be $40k? After all you would only be paying for a suspension. Or are you still assuming you'll get an LSA or LS7? I agree with you, paying 50k for an SS with a track suspension would be a rip. But, there's nothing wrong with sharing the same powerplant as the SS for the Z28. That's what the 4th gen did and I bought a Z with no complaints.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:55 AM   #123
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Well unfortunatly Ford's top performer is not in the same class as GM's. Mopar has the Viper, GM has the Vette, Ford has the GT but its way rarer and aside from the ZR1 im pretty sure its a much better performer. Ford has no competition for the Corvette, just the Camaro.
No they don't, it was discontinued in 2006.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:20 AM   #124
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Well unfortunatly Ford's top performer is not in the same class as GM's. Mopar has the Viper, GM has the Vette, Ford has the GT but its way rarer and aside from the ZR1 im pretty sure its a much better performer. Ford has no competition for the Corvette, just the Camaro.
Are you saying a GT is better than ZR1, or vise-versa?... I can see that argument for Z06, maybe, but that's all I'd give the GT. I terms of looks, I rank it near the very top of all cars, but this statement got my attention, lol

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No they don't, it was discontinued in 2006.
I'd like to see a ZR1 vs. GT shootout. I think that would be cool. I always though Z06 was on par with the GT, maybe the GT was a little ahead, but that's about it.

So I guess we gotta' wait, to at least, the Fall of this year, maybe well into the winter for any possible information. Considering they've released the '10 and '11 in the Spring of the previous calendar year, if that's the case, I think we've still got a fair wait ahead of us
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The Corvette ZR1 vs Ford GT vs Viper GTS debate has been around...There have been mags over the years that did shootouts. They are great cars.
At that level it really is a lot of personal preference.

Wouldn't it be nice to have all 3 ?
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The Corvette ZR1 vs Ford GT vs Viper GTS debate has been around...There have been mags over the years that did shootouts. They are great cars.
At that level it really is a lot of personal preference.

Wouldn't it be nice to have all 3 ?
YES!!! I wouldn't complain if someone gave me a ZR1 I do wish GM would get it back to the 'Ring to try to go faster than that ACR, but I certainly wouldn't turn any of these cars away
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I'd like to see a ZR1 vs. GT shootout. I think that would be cool. I always though Z06 was on par with the GT, maybe the GT was a little ahead, but that's about it.
You're right. The GT was a little ahead of the Z06. ZR1 performs roughly on par with the Enzo ... slightly different league
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