Thread: The Ford GT
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:05 PM
_Kevin_ _Kevin_ is offline
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Default Re: The Ford GT

Like most things, it's subjective. When you start talking about exotic sports cars, there are multiple different philosophies and design choices. All the cars in this category are making trade offs of one things versus another. Part of the GT is to bring back the spirit of the original GT40 LeMans race car (which they did). The american companies have all gone with large displacement low revving engines that produce a lot of torque. Ferrari's have tended to be lower displacement high revving engines (the 360 was only a 3.6 litre V8 but turned out close to 400 HP). Porsche goes with a flat 6 but turbo charges their exotic to get 415 HP (in the 996 TT). Each of these cars has certain positive characteristics. The GT looks better in person than it does in photographs. The corvette is clearly the performance/$ winner but it's build quality is terrible. The C6 is better than the C5 but it's still horrible.

I agree that if I was going to spend $150K on a car, I wouldn't chose the GT but I don't think it's as bad as you make it out to be.
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