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Old 06-22-2006, 12:49 PM
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has anyone read the article in car and driver on the gt500 c6 comparison?
I unfortunately did yesterday and after getting to the drag tests threw the magazine in the garbage, where did these morons learn to drive, in the c6 they ran a 12.8 @ 113 and in the gt500 they got a 12.9 @ 112 thats about what my 325hp trans am runs stock, just a little higher in the mph. come on the c6 has about 75-80 whp over a stock f-body and weighs 300 lbs less and the cobra has 500 f'in hp and is still under 4000lbs and all they can get is high 12's.
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Thats because Car & Driver sucks *** Never really liked that magazine.
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I saw that. MT got the same times too. Picked up the new MM&FF yesterday and they got a 12.2 out of the shelby. More than a half a sec diff....interesting?
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MM&FF tests at the track...and Evan Smith is an excellent driver. So is Rainman, but
that's a different story. Car & Driver doesn't test at a track. They use real world
conditions...which is basically an unprepped street and stop watches.
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Originally Posted by unit213
MM&FF tests at the track...and Evan Smith is an excellent driver. So is Rainman, but
that's a different story. Car & Driver doesn't test at a track. They use real world
conditions...which is basically an unprepped street and stop watches.
nope, G-Tech going uphill
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i think the new GT500 is going to be a HUGE disappointment, with all the weight and how not mod friendly it is. it def looks mean and is a good building block but ford didnt do what we all wanted with it.
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Originally Posted by TJs98GT
i think the new GT500 is going to be a HUGE disappointment, with all the weight and how not mod friendly it is. it def looks mean and is a good building block but ford didnt do what we all wanted with it.

Couldn't dissagree more, people used to call the 03 Cobras a dissappointment when they ran 13.0-12.8s stock, now look around. I got my 03 deep in the 10s and still haven't touched the motor. 07s will be the same +80 CI..........the aftermarket will find a way
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Originally Posted by Zinc03
Couldn't dissagree more, people used to call the 03 Cobras a dissappointment when they ran 13.0-12.8s stock, now look around. I got my 03 deep in the 10s and still haven't touched the motor. 07s will be the same +80 CI..........the aftermarket will find a way
Its gonna have to be aftermarket, Ford dropped the ball IMO. I saw some numbers from a stock gt500 dyno( at Strictly I think) 409 rwhp, after gears and a cat back 426rwhp. Very dissapointed. My co worker dyno his BONE stock 03 and did 390. Less than 20rwhp from the bigger engine? WTF???

And for the price they are selling for now I wouldn't buy one. Abd when the price comes down I would still have to really think about it. I am a Ford man, but I am not going to bragging about the GT500 until I see some numbers. Hopefully they are better.
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Come on - you're arguing dyno numbers? Whos to say the conditions were not severely different between that 03/04 and the 07? We all know how weather can force big changes in performance.
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Originally Posted by Quick86
Come on - you're arguing dyno numbers? Whos to say the conditions were not severely different between that 03/04 and the 07? We all know how weather can force big changes in performance.
True. I am not one to argue numbers like that, I am just very dissapointed ,weather or not, I expected much bigger from the 07. Ford rated it 500 I was expecting closer to that then 400.
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