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Old 01-18-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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2013 ZR1 Vs. 2013 GTS

-160k, 640hp Viper
-125k, 638hp Corvette

or...

-60K 660hp Mustang, plus you get a back seat.


Let me think about that......


http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...omparison-test


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Old 01-19-2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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Whats to think about? It's about impossible to get busy in a vette, totally impossible in a viper, and not at all impossible in a stang
(ya sometimes have to think outside of the box on aspects)
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #3
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i agree it,get busy in a vette, totally impossible in a viper, and not at all impossible in a stang ,thank you
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #4
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The Mustang is a straightline bullet but the Vette and the Viper will tear it up around a road course just like the Camaro 1LE did in the LL. If I had 60k to spend I'd save a bit more and buy a Nissan GT-R.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Whats to think about? It's about impossible to get busy in a vette, totally impossible in a viper, and not at all impossible in a stang
(ya sometimes have to think outside of the box on aspects)
Wouldn't that be thinking INSIDE the box? UCWUTIDIDTHUR?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Or $130k Porsche Carerra 4s which has a back seat and 4WD, and can be had as a convertible. Sure, it's only 400 hp, but it's a Porsche. You could also get a Mercedes AMG E63 Coupe that looks like some ricer stuck a carbon fiber wing on the back of their dad's hand-me-down. Sure, it's not as fast as these 2, but it has a back seat that is bigger than the one in the Shelby. The smarter thing to do would be get a ZL1 Camaro and a Hennessey 800 (or 1000) upgrade, then you can run the Lightning lap around Laguna Seca as fast as a Ferarri- with a back seat.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #7
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after a point, it's about something other than just performance
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #8
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There is a huge difference between a true sports car and a ponycar when it comes to overall performance. Ponycars try real hard, but their primitive sedan underpinnings will always hold them back thru high center of gravity, poor weight distribution and compromised suspension geometry & design. If you only own one vehicle a cheap ponycar is a good compromise, but I'd personally prefer a 4dr sports sedan like CTS-V or BMW 4dr with 6spd offering similar performance capability, better occupant comfort and practicality. For me, ponycars don't make sense when the bang for buck benefit vanishes and/or the car's design was stupidly compromised just to give it a classic look. This is the case where maxed out models approach sports car cost yet have a solid axle like a model T. Hey it's not 1979, new V8 Mustangs no longer cost $10K and the Fairmont Fox chassis is long retired. Anybody paying over $40K for a loaded up ponycar can't use the "I'm poor" argument for not owning a $5K backup sedan and a true sports car. Ponycars are geared for folks who like to drive something that looks like a 60's classic while occasionally mashing the go pedal in a straight line. To me the ponycar has become an overpriced blue collar vanity statement for people who dream of the days when you could drag race from a stoplight without losing your license for a year. It's really not a good tools for track drag racing. A $5K rusty S-10 truck with a Jasper motor will run 9's and kill a new Shelby.

I'm glad the USA is still manufacturing two true sports cars to compete against the finest from Japan and Europe, offering equal or better performance at a lower pricepoint. Go Viper and Vette.
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At times like this, I miss the Ford GT.
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I think the Ford GT should come back with this new aluminum 5.8l motor. :)
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