Re: 2006-07 Mustang GT Production
In response to the GT500 / Corvette Z51 comparo, I think it's a reasonable comparison based on the price range. I love Corvettes and Mustangs (and I've mostly had Mustangs), but I think the GT500 just isn't the sports car some hoped it'd be. In fact, I don't believe it is a sports car at all. To me, it's just a Mustang GT with a honking engine, a trick tranny, and........well, that's it. Oh yeah, a $15-$20 dealer mark-up. It's a great muscle car, but that never implied good overall performance, just quickness. Unfortunately, it seems the GT500 only marginally quicker than the Terminators...if at all quicker. At any rate, the GT500 is a great car, but not in the same class as a Corvette.
The Corvette is just a better performance car due to its MUCH lighter weight (including weight balance) and independent rear; two things I was hoping the GT500 would have had. I just got my 2007 Mustang GT last month and I wish it had an IRS like the 03 Cobra I traded in. When I get the bucks, I'll get a Z06. Hopefully by then Ford will have an IRS in the Mustang and offer an "R" model or similar; that'd be my dream car. BUT, I ain't holding my breath!