2020 GT500 CFTP Destroys C8 Corvette - Motortrend Comparison Review

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Full review: https://www.motortrend.com/news/chevy-corvette-c8-vs-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-track-comparison/

Forget the camaro says Randy. Game over with the GT500 CFTP for the C8 Corvette.

Once we tried the GT500 equipped with the Carbon Fiber Track package, however, it was all over for the street 'Vette. The CFTP Shelby is magic on the racetrack, wearing R-compound Sport Cup 2s, carbon wheels, lower and firmer springs/bars/shocks, a proper wing and hell-yes-they-work aero fitments, and much more. Fire it up, and the Shelby is long gone in a blaze of glory.
 
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N/A vs Supercharged. Why not compare the GT500 to a Miata?

Wait for the Z06 or ZR1 before making such comparisons. Not to take anything away from either amazing car but lets get serious here.
 

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N/A vs Supercharged. Why not compare the GT500 to a Miata?

Wait for the Z06 or ZR1 before making such comparisons. Not to take anything away from either amazing car but lets get serious here.
Doesn't how they are powered if they are similarly priced. It makes each other competition. Granted the GT500 is still a mustang at heart a 25k base model car chassis nearing 6 years old vs GM's brand new all redesigned halo car. We aren't going to bring the Ford GT to compare to the corvette because its what like 6 times more expensive than a vette.
 

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Are they similarly priced? I thought the CF pack made the GT500 like 93k and the Z51 was like 70's I can build out a 3LT C8 Z51 and be 13K cheaper than the GT500. 25K if I used a 1LT base.

The C8 Z51 is definitely slotted between the GT350 and GT500.
 
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N/A vs Supercharged. Why not compare the GT500 to a Miata?

Wait for the Z06 or ZR1 before making such comparisons. Not to take anything away from either amazing car but lets get serious here.
What? Does none recall the GT350 and GT350R being compared against the ZL1...for the past several years?
 

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N/A vs Supercharged. Why not compare the GT500 to a Miata?

Wait for the Z06 or ZR1 before making such comparisons. Not to take anything away from either amazing car but lets get serious here.
Agree. No comparison for N/A vs SC. Z06 will be close to 800HP, less weight, and discounted after 2 years.
Spoiler/rumor: As a car fan, I'm interesting in seeing how the ME Charger will compete.
 

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N/A vs Supercharged. Why not compare the GT500 to a Miata?
Ted: Other than the "no power fade" comment, it seemed to me that the majority of the kudos to the 500 were for other aspects, not horsepower. The article indicated to me that the 500 handled much better overall.
 

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They called the engine a "coyote" in this article...anyone else catch that stupidity? 3 paragraphs under the 2nd pic of the new red GT500 (below the pic showing front wheel off ground by a foot, how did Randy do that I might ask?) is where you'll find that fact typo.
 

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Now that the 500 is smoking the C8, there is back pedaling and the not even close to being released ZO6 is actually the version that’s supposed to be compared, not the Z51. Haha
 

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Now that the 500 is smoking the C8, there is back pedaling and the not even close to being released ZO6 is actually the version that’s supposed to be compared, not the Z51. Haha
Indeed. The goalposts seem to move often.
 

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They called the engine a "coyote" in this article...anyone else catch that stupidity? 3 paragraphs under the 2nd pic of the new red GT500 (below the pic showing front wheel off ground by a foot, how did Randy do that I might ask?) is where you'll find that fact typo.
The engine is the coyote at heart. I believe they said coyote based in the article but regardless its a bored out coyote block with a blower on it. It only has the "Predator" name designation because it has enough differences.
 

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Now that the 500 is smoking the C8, there is back pedaling and the not even close to being released ZO6 is actually the version that’s supposed to be compared, not the Z51. Haha
Where are the two-bit back peddlers you speak of? They were dumb to compare N/A. Go Chiefs!
 
 
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