Welp, that's why they call it American Muscle.I find it interesting how the German, Italian, British and Japanese manufacturers build HP cars that come with a forced air induction set up whereby they resort to a twin turbo induction system and have for numerous years now versus American built HP cars mostly resort to a supercharged induction system aside from the twin turbo V6 engine that powers the second generation Ford GT's.
I am not a big fan of TT V6 engines as in the Ford GT or say the GT-R or even the new Supra but am a big fan of V8's and the aural sound and performance that they bring with it therefore I am hoping that America will finally turn the corner with respect to supercharged V8 engines and will start gravitating towards small block TT V8 engines such as much of Europe and Britain has done.
Hopefully the days of the American built supercharged V8 engines will soon be over and that we will soon see some TT V8 engines installed in some American built HP automobiles.
But the most important number for real use is the TQ curve between 2500 - 4000. That's the lowend TQ that moves the car forward. 760 at 8000 means nothing when it comes to getting started.
Except he didn't, you did, with absolutely incorrect information. So by default, his information was more valuable and informative than yoursWow, you offered a lot of useless information.
At least it wasn't disinformation. I get tired of explaining it over and over, but I will give it a shot.Wow, you offered a lot of useless information.
You can add the Porsche GT3 and AMG GT R to the list as those are cars Ford actually benchmarked during GT500 development.
I suspect they were benchmarking one or two specific aspects of the GT3 and AMG GT R, not the overall performance. For example, GT3 would be a good benchmark for DCT shift speed and torque handling.Its weird how they bench marked these cars but going by the rumors, this GT500 will be the heaviest of all previous GT500s. I hope it isnt true.
I wonder what Ford added to this car that it is that much heavier than the ZL1.
Me too, but I expect that many would not. It all depends on what you value most. I would take the "uniqueness" of the GT350 with the FPC and NA over the raw power and performance of the GT500, because top end performance is not the most important thing to me.The biggest competition is the GT350 and I'd take a GT350 over this any day
Yup. I heard the GT350R can even hang with the Ford GT around some road courses like Walmart parking lot. Joke on the side, the biggest competition is the ZL1 1LE with the 10 Speed Auto. That is the main and the biggest competition. People wouldn't even care if the GT500 reaches or exceeds ZO6 Corvette or ZR1 Corvette prices. GT 500 will always be compared to the Camaro ZL1. Otherwise if we are putting money into the equation, which will be the logical way since smart people actually compare price vs performance, then the list will be a pretty long list. That is on the side, I am 100% sure, Chevy Trend Motortrend will do an H2H with the ZL1/1LE and I can't wait to see the results.The biggest competition is the GT350 and I'd take a GT350 over this any day
We know the tire sizes, its been posted, and tirerack has them listedAs an engineer without validation non of these GT500 numbers matter to me. I would like to know the hp and torque per lb weight. The width of the tires. Without the actual weight and rubber information we can speculate lot of things. I m hoping for a weight around 3900 lbs and 355’s in the rear.