What about using the '03 390/390 Roots-blown 32v 4.6 DOHC in a dropped,
tightened up new Mustang with a T56 and an active stability control
system? It wouldn't have to out outrun it on the top end; I mean, 8th
grade stat geeks might bicker, but what it if could run the Vette on a
strip and a road course, be cheaper, and more user-friendly too boot? I
think Ford has a few options outside the exotic GT to compete with the
Vette for less with the Mustang platform. "They have the technology"...
And the PR, Mustangs outrunning Vettes again...
I was thinking about this. I know there at least a couple. I thought
1968, but don't think so on second thought... It would take some
research, given the history of both. Maybe the '95 351R... hmmm...
This is perfect timing to make it happen. Horsepower wars redux.
All of them? It's possible, I guess. What I do remember was
that there was nothing on the road (apart from exotica) stock
that could beat the Mustang then. When I got my 93, it was
a different story.
Well your `88 was a 4.9L V8 rated at 225hp unless it was a Ca model
which I think had 10 less HP. That year Vette was a 5.7L V8 rated at
240hp and weighed in at 3229 #'s. In 93 the Mustang went down to
205hp and the Vette was up to 300.
I guess it depends on what type of racing you are talking about, but
the 88's should have been fairly equally matched starlight line cars
with the only true variable being the driver.
"Either kill me or take me as I am,
because I'll be damned if I ever change..."
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In so many words, a stripper? Or a Cobra?
Ford won't build a stripper because there's not enough market for one.
It wouldn't compete with the Corvette anyway - the 'Vette has some
very nice toys in it.
As for the Cobra (or Cobra-type), Ford's already nixed it.
Calypso Green '93 5.0 LX AOD hatch with a few goodies
Black '03 Dakota 5.9 R/T CC
No. A cost reduced version. Instead of say a billet windshield washer
bottle, a simple plastic from a mustang or crown vic for instance. Other
parts can be made by less expensive processes, etc. The car will probably
be heavier and not handle quite as well, but it will cost significantly
less to build. Version may not even be the right word since what will
result will be a different car.
For production means adding the various items needed for a production
volume vehicle. Again, with borrowing from the rest of the line.
GM can do it, Ford can do it if they want to.
Ford however is still into instant collectable marketing so they won't.
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