Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

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    Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Forget Mustang vs. Camaro. Ford's Shelby GT500 is ready to challenge Chevroletís flagship C8
    Source: Motor Trend
    Written By: Randy Pobst



    Mustang vs. Corvette? Go ahead, pinch your thumb and index finger to the bridge of your nose, squint your eyes, and blink hard. When you look again, the words on the page won't have changed.

    Rarely has MotorTrend conducted (or concocted) such a bold comparison. But it's a mad, mad new world we're in now. Forget the Blue Oval's sacrosanct rivalry with Camaro, which had always left the Corvette to chase the elusive, pricier Porsche 911.

    Oh sure, the base pony car models will still compete, same as always. But the top-end Mustang GT500 is so excellent it deserves higher-octane competition. The final piece of evidence: The Mustang Shelby GT500 costs more than Chevrolet's new mid-engine Corvette supercar when similarly equipped. Game on.

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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Why are they comparing these two, waste of time
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by PHAT-JAY View Post
    Why are they comparing these two, waste of time
    I read the entire article................ did you?

    It explained itself very well. Sorry you don't like that they liked both immensely. I think they are both fantastic cars, and would be proud to have either.
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I read the entire article................ did you?

    It explained itself very well. Sorry you don't like that they liked both immensely. I think they are both fantastic cars, and would be proud to have either.
    I'll go w/ the CT4/CT5 excuse...because they cost the same? I've been told on numerous occasions buyers go by price and not size/segment placement.
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    I'll go w/ the CT4/CT5 excuse...because they cost the same? I've been told on numerous occasions buyers go by price and not size/segment placement.
    Except there is more to this comparo. They both accomplish pretty much the same thing, just in different ways. They are both amazing track cars, which a Vette pretty much has always been, and the Shelby never quite got there. It would appear they have arrived also.
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Let's compare the Top Mustang against the , for all intents, base Corvette.. and let me Laugh My F*** ** Off. Let me sat that if Chevy put a 750HP engine in the Camaro it would wipe the floor with the Shelby.. the Corvette with a 270 deficit in power does QUITE well. CHEVY CHEVY CHEVY!!!
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    Let's compare the Top Mustang against the , for all intents, base Corvette.. and let me Laugh My F*** ** Off. Let me sat that if Chevy put a 750HP engine in the Camaro it would wipe the floor with the Shelby.. the Corvette with a 270 deficit in power does QUITE well. CHEVY CHEVY CHEVY!!!
    I find this comparison to be the best way you can compare these two cars....the price of them is in the same ballpark.

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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by mjd1001 View Post
    I find this comparison to be the best way you can compare these two cars....the price of them is in the same ballpark.

    And that's it.. PRICE.
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    They are being compared because they are the newest metal from Ford and GM. Why does it need to be direct competitors? It was interesting to see where each excels. The Mustang, unsurprisingly has massive grunt down the back stretch where it finally caught the C8 and maintained the lead till the end. The C8 with more power is definitely going to crush the GT500, but it isn't here yet.

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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme4x4 View Post
    I read the entire article................ did you?

    It explained itself very well. Sorry you don't like that they liked both immensely. I think they are both fantastic cars, and would be proud to have either.
    Nope, Should be compared to a Camaro, Mustang not in the same league as a Corvette. A soon as I saw the picture and title I figured it was waste of a Click.

    GT500 is barely on par with the ZL1, and the Hellcat, not even close to the Corvette.

    Might as well take a ZL1 and compare it with a Ford GT. ...IJS...
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    It was a fun comparison. Would like to see the ZL1-1LE vs GT500 tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supraracer View Post
    It was a fun comparison. Would like to see the ZL1-1LE vs GT500 tho.

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    Yeah...people take things too seriously, obviously they wanted to put the two newest cars against each other, we've already gone down the ZL1 1LE road before and to boot, they both cost about the same...

    One thing though, I'm curious about this whole "Track alignment" on the C8....is this something that can be adjusted on the fly or do you have to take it to the dealership and have them adjust caster, camber, toe, etc?
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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    ...One thing though, I'm curious about this whole "Track alignment" on the C8....is this something that can be adjusted on the fly or do you have to take it to the dealership and have them adjust caster, camber, toe, etc?
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    Americans love stories of underdogs punching above their weight class. When Corvette wins comparisons against Porsche it's celebrated as such. Yes the Vette is in a class well above the Mustang, but the idea that a mustang can play in that class with it's relatively plebian bones is cool.

    And be honest with yourself, I'll bet with most of you we can find posts bragging up the ZL1 putting up Porsche beating numbers. Don't cry now that it's your precious getting the same treatment. LOL

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    Re: Chevy Corvette C8 vs. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: A Track Comparison

    Porsche 911s vs mustang gt350 was tested by motor trend...and the c8 z51 vs gt500 was fun..

    Would prefer to see the zL1 A10 and the ZL1 1LE versus gt500 and gt500 track pack and the dodge challenger redeye ...

    The market segment has massive hp and tq...


    Id imagine for real track performance anyone can pick up a c7 z06 for 70 grand....and beat the gt500 track pack.
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