The risk is another peer like situation Vs. Corvette. Remember the new Viper GTS getting smacked down by the then 12 year old C6 In the ZR1 guise at Laguna SECA.Those are just names. Certainly Ford should compete with a similar-type vehicle, but Thunderbird would be a better name. GT, or even GT40, just sounds too generic, especially with a history of using GT as a trim level. that would be like GM coming out with a car called simply "SS". And while Thunderbird has a history quite unlike the current Corvette, that car's been gone a long time and Ford hasn't been using it for anything else.
The viper never recovered. The C8 is a much more advanced performance car. Ford will Need to make a far much expensive car to compete at Corvettes level.
There is really two cars that I would not like to be compared with at the any time from a marketing standpoint.
911 and Corvette. These two are refined thoroughbreds.
Ford can make a performance T Bird, but, my opinion is, they should avoid head to head comparison with Corvette.
If you look at the base corvette, let alone stingray, you can extrapolate what the Z06 is. It’s going to be a difficult car to beat, for anyone, let alone a new entry.
The Stingray is pretty quick to the Q mile…
You know these cars are proper Fanboi territory