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I'm saying it... best part of the video is that it leaves.

I'll take mine with a side of man:

But seriously, I don't think it sounds particularly awesome, but I do always love a good quick startup and rev video.
 

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People complaining of a super lightweight vehicle with 600+ hp might need to check their own mancard...
People thinking the GT is the end-all be-all of performance cars might need to actually open their eyes and look around.

You CAN have your cake and eat it too with high performance AND a brand worth buying. GT is nice, but stop waxing your rockets over it.

nothing can trump the sound of a Vi
Liar, heil EcoBoost.

Everything that isn't an EcoBoost or a GT ist eine ungeheueres Ungeziefer, and all men who disagree sind weibischen Männer, for lack of a better term.
 

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Can I say it? This GT totally underwhelms me compared to the last GT.
My opinion on the subject is as follows:

There are a ton of supercars and hypercars out there. Part of the equation of desirability with each is brand and looks. Fewer than few will ever push their cars to the absolute limit, never mind meet another on the road.

GT sounds alright, but I've heard meaner.
Ford, no thanks.
Ford GT, only means something to hardcore performance and racing enthusiasts and Ford fans.
Looks, not great enough to compensate for being a Ford or just a decent engine note.

Unless its performance is earth-shattering, I don't get all the hullabaloo except that it's the return of a historic nameplate, which I can appreciate but could really care less about.
 

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I love this thing. I'm a bit biased, though.

Huge GT program fan.
Bah, you're not necessarily biased. Why do you like Ford's GT cars? Because you like Ford's GT cars! That's not bias, that's just being a fan. If you had designed the GT, or were being offered one for free by Ford, then I'd say you are biased. I would say that a current Ford GT fan might very well be extra critical of a new one, especially one that veers so far off the original path.
 

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...a super lightweight vehicle with 600+ hp...
THAT is the part I love. Some people are more traditional and want the GT to be the same as before, only new, but I love innovation, and for me the end result is what counts. And this end result is apparently going to be the highest (or one of the highest) power-to-weight ratio production cars ever by way of a turbocharged V6 and exotic construction, with some wild looks thrown in for good measure. Not everyone's cup of tea, but this is the first supercar that has caught my attention in a long time.
 

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THAT is the part I love. Some people are more traditional and want the GT to be the same as before, only new, but I love innovation, and for me the end result is what counts. And this end result is apparently going to be the highest (or one of the highest) power-to-weight ratio production cars ever by way of a turbocharged V6 and exotic construction, with some wild looks thrown in for good measure. Not everyone's cup of tea, but this is the first supercar that has caught my attention in a long time.
I do like this new Ford GT, I do not nose up at any vehicle that doesn't pack a V-8, V-10, or V-12 in it. One of my favorite performance car from the 1990s was the Jaguar XJ220 and that packed a twin turbo V-6 engine making something like 550BHP. Though I would like to see Ford offer this car with a manual transmission... that will make up for no V-8.

At the same time innovative gets thrown around so much and especially when there is nothing innovative happening. There is nothing innovative about producing a mid engine car with a twin turbo V-6 engine. There is nothing innovative about using a carbon fiber tub either, granted I have not read the press release on this car to see what innovative things they are doing. I just kind of get annoyed when certain words which have become meaningless get thrown around.

Also it has a long way to go in order to have the highest power to weight ratios of any production car. Simply because there have been some 2,500 pound and less cars producing over 600BHP. This car most certainly has a lot of potential to have a very good power to weight ratio, based on some of the info I read this might be a stripped down track model so it might be that light.
 

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My opinion on the subject is as follows:

There are a ton of supercars and hypercars out there. Part of the equation of desirability with each is brand and looks. Fewer than few will ever push their cars to the absolute limit, never mind meet another on the road.

GT sounds alright, but I've heard meaner.
Ford, no thanks.
Ford GT, only means something to hardcore performance and racing enthusiasts and Ford fans.
Looks, not great enough to compensate for being a Ford or just a decent engine note.

Unless its performance is earth-shattering, I don't get all the hullabaloo except that it's the return of a historic nameplate, which I can appreciate but could really care less about.
So your basically saying you dont like it because its a Ford. gotcha ;)
 

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The engine note is a lot closer to Porsche than American V8 or Ferrari. And, it still sounds like it's own deal, which I think is refreshing. If it's truly light and proves itself in competition, I think it will carve out its own niche as a raw performance car; more a mid-engined Porsche GT3 than a La Ferrari competitor. I'm a fan.
 

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Just think of it as a V8 that went vegan
And got a vasectomy and does yoga.

So your basically saying you dont like it because its a Ford. gotcha ;)
I'm saying I don't like it because it doesn't excite me like an Italian, German, or even Japanese car does.

A limited production supercar/hypercar does nothing for me. If it's regular production, like a Z06 or Corvette or basically any other supercar, I'll care more.

The engine note is a lot closer to Porsche than American V8 or Ferrari. And, it still sounds like it's own deal, which I think is refreshing. If it's truly light and proves itself in competition, I think it will carve out its own niche as a raw performance car; more a mid-engined Porsche GT3 than a La Ferrari competitor. I'm a fan.
If it's around long enough to carve out that niche.
 

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Will the GT have the same fake V8 sound system (enhanced engine sound) piped through the radio like the F150 and Mustang has?

http://www.tfltruck.com/2014/09/2015-ford-f-150-plays-enhanced-ecoboost-sound-news/
The Mustang does not have a fake v8 sound system. It does come with resonator pipes that allow for more engine sound if the owner wants.

Now the other system that pumps fake sound through the speakers would be lame and I can see your point. That must have something to do with why you don't like the ATS or the CTS.
 
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