Mustang v 370Z SMACKDOWN: Ford Mustang GT vs. Nissan 370Z
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When we last left the 2009 Nissan 370Z, it had just laid a drubbing on BMW's little 135i. We then proclaimed, "The 2009 Nissan 370Z raises the standard for the sport coupe segment to a new level of affordable excellence."
Time to get more serious. It's V8 time. Who's in? Let's see, no Camaro, and a Challenger is not available (don't ask), so that leaves the freshly updated 2010 Ford Mustang GT, a car whose very existence is predicated upon wallet-friendly performance.
Perhaps a reinvigorated veteran can take down the newly crowned king. The particulars might differ — four seats versus two, V8 versus V6 — but the mission is the same. And the 2009 Nissan 370Z and 2010 Ford Mustang GT are priced closer than you might think.
Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
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In 2002, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human being to set foot on the
moon, punched a guy in the face for accusing him of faking the moon
landing. Buzz was 72 years old at the time.
Go right ahead and question the existence of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T
and 2010 Chevy Camaro
SS and they, too, might just give you a knuckle sandwich in the kisser.
Like Mr. Aldrin, they bear names from long ago that have made a collective
return to the limelight. Like Mr. Aldrin, they are American heroes with
unparalleled legacies reaching across decades. And like Mr. Aldrin, they
have Ph.Ds in kicking ass.
Their makers may have proven that they have the financial acumen of a blind
yak. However, we submit these pony car icons as proof that the home team
can extract their craniums from their nether regions once in awhile and
knock the cover off the ball.
Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
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Heists are, by their nature, illegal. So what could be a better car for a
heist than a sinister black Buick Grand National GNX? And that's just what
Dominic Torreto (Vin Diesel) drives at the beginning of Fast & Furious as
he robs a land train full of high-octane fuel. No one in the picture car
department remembers exactly how the GNX won its role, except that it
seemed such a natural choice that no one gave it a second thought.
Considering the intense stunts performed during the filming of this opening
sequence, it's probably not surprising that a lot of Buick Grand Nationals
(but no actual GNXs) were sacrificed in its creation. In fact, the picture
car department created seven of them, all based on real GNs or T-Types.
Four would wind up scrapped.
The most unusual of the seven GNs built was one with the body mounted
backward on the frame so it could be driven at speed while appearing to be
going backward. To get the engine tucked under the trunk lid, however, the
turbocharger and its plumbing had to be
removed. Most of the other GNs retained their original turbo V6s, though a couple had Chevy crate V8s
It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the
starring role it deserved.
Nissan GT-R SpecV Exclusive
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The 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV breaks the law.
Actually the GT-R has been breaking the law since last year. Before then,
the Japanese car industry kept its high-performance cars below a ceiling of
280 horsepower, an
unwritten, yet very real limit established by the Japanese government back
But the Nissan GT-R shattered the glass ceiling with its 480-hp twin-turbo V6. And now the 2009 Nissan GT-R
SpecV pushes even farther past the barrier, further reinforcing the GT-R's
status as a true supercar. Just over a year since the car's introduction,
Nissan has given a shot of steroids to Godzilla, creating the most extreme
road-going machine that Japan has ever seen.
And we've got the test numbers to prove it.
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 @ 2009 NAIAS
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Like the new Ford Mustang
GT and V6 models introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010
Shelby GT500 to be introduced at the Detroit auto show in January is far
from an all-new car.
Like its more pedestrian brethren, the GT500 gets a revised look, a vastly
improved interior and a bump in horsepower for the 2010
model year. The car goes on sale in early spring 2009.
Unlike the meager 15-hp injection given to the GT, the GT500 gets 40 horses
more for a grand total of 540. And no, Ford will not change this car's name
to GT540. The 2010 model uses the same, basic supercharged 5.4-liter V8,
but it's tuned more like the limited-edition GT500 KR. A new cold-air
intake draws air from the upper front grille through its own snorkel, and
this piece helps generate the increased power. It's so important that the
Cobra emblem on the grille has been moved to the passenger side so as not
to block the intake. Along with the 540 hp at 6,200 rpm, the reworked motor
now makes 510 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm (a 30 lb-ft increase).
The GT500's increased accelerative thrust will be aided by a new 3.55:1
rear end, in place of last year's 3.31. Even so, Ford says that the 2010
model will get a 10 percent improvement in highway fuel economy thanks to
taller 5th and 6th gear
ratios in its six-speed manual transmission. Figure it should return
about 22 mpg highway.
In truth, the last thing the GT500 really needs is more power; what it
needs is a retuned suspension. The 2009 GT500 is just too soft and floppy
for track duty, with a noted tendency toward understeer. Jamal Hameedi, SVT
chief nameplate engineer, has been aware of this fact. So Hameedi says the
2010 GT500 incorporates lessons learned from the KR development for
suspension tuning as well. For example, the 2010 GT500's front springs are
13 percent stiffer and the rears are 7 percent stiffer. The new model also
carries the next generation of Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tires, upsized
to 19-inchers for the coupe. The convertible version (which arrives at the
same time as the coupe and should account for about 30 percent of sales)
sticks with 18-inch wheels and tires. Hameedi claims the GT500 should be
significantly quicker through the slalom and less prone to understeer. The
new car will also come standard with the three-mode traction and stability
control system (on, off and sport), just like the new Mustang GT.
Ford also tells us that the new GT500 will have better aerodynamic balance.
A pan under the engine reduces front-end lift and a new rear spoiler
reduces lift in the back. The GT500 won't be any lighter than the outgoing
model due in part to the addition of more acoustic insulation. However, the
2010 GT500 will get a heavy dose of stripes. As Chief Designer Doug Gaffka
says, "The car is all about performance, but a lot about design." In all,
Ford will offer five different stripe packages, including striped leather
seats and a striped cue-ball shift knob. And when we say cue ball we mean
it — the shift knob is supplied by a maker of billiard balls.
2015 Ford Mustang GT: Designed to be lower, wider & meaner
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is lower, wider and
according to Ford...meaner. In another accurate, fun and informative TFLcar
video we get to know the newest Mustang by speaking with the man who
designed the 2015 Ford Mustang. If you are a fan of the
original pony car, you'll enjoy this video which not only capturers the
debut of the newest Mustang
in LA, but also the inspiration behind the car's new style and design.
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2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake: Is 850 HP Too Much? - Ignition Ep. 81
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the 850 horsepower Shelby GT500
Super Snake. A horsepower claim that high
prompts three questions: Does it actually make that much power? Is it too
much for the car? And how fast is it? We find out with a trip to K&N
Engineering's Dyno, a
drive on mountain roads, and a trip to the test track.
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Camaro is King! Mustang vs Challenger vs Camaro
We pit the much-anticipated Chevy Camaro SS against its strongest
competition: the Ford Mustang GT and the Dodge Challenger
R/T. Join as we head to the hills east of San Diego to find out which one
we liked best.
Shot By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
UPDATE: Since the question of price seems to be coming up a lot in the
comments, here are the confirmed prices for all 3 cars (base price / as
Camaro SS: $30,995 /
Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270
Mustang GT: $28,845 /
The STILLEN 500 HP Supercharged Nissan 370Z - /TUNED
TUNED Visits racing legend Steve Millen's STILLEN in Costa Mesa, CA to see
what happens when he gets his hands on the Nissan 370Z. Already a potent
machine, what happens when STILLEN upgrades pretty much everything?
Fortunately, it doesn't suck.
Nissan 370Z vs. BMW 135i, Mazda RX-8 R3, and Pontiac Solstice GXP - CAR and DRIVER
Name your game for $37,000 (or less).
Nissan 370Z vs. BMW 135i, Mazda RX-8 R3, and Pontiac Solstice GXP -
2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT
vs. 2007 Mazda RX-8, 2007 Nissan 350Z, 2008 Audi TT 2.0T - Comparison Test
Supercar Shootout! - Epic 5-Car Drag Race
We line up five of the world's hottest new exotic cars for a
once-in-a-lifetime drag race.
Shot By: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason, Terren Lin
Edited By: Mike Suggett
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Super Coupes Track Attack! - 2011 Ford Mustang GT vs 2011 BMW M3 Coupe
We head to the race track with professional driver Randy Pobst to see if
Ford's reborn Mustang GT
can keep up with Bavaria's finest, the BMW M3 Coupe.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson
Edited by: Mike Suggett