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Mustang v 370Z SMACKDOWN: Ford Mustang GT vs. Nissan 370Z

FULL Mustang V 370Z COMPARO @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=143666 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.


 


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Fast & Furious 4: Buick Grand National
MORE FAST& FURIOUS 4 @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/il/fastandfurious/index.html 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 installed. It's amazing it took this long for someone to give the Grand National the starring role it deserved.





Can Nissan Beat BMW? 370Z vs. 135i
SEE THE FULL COMPARISON: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/ What comes after Z?, we wondered when Nissan let the stage go black in 1996 and officially bid farewell to the Z-car at an event at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Sales of the twin-turbo 300ZX had been declining as fast as applications for library cards, so Nissan simply stopped selling the car in the U.S. It made us wonder where the Z fit in Nissan's future. The answer came in 2002, when the Nissan 350Z appeared, a serious sports car that seemed to measure itself against the Corvette in both speed and style. It brought people back to Nissan, but lots of the young enthusiasts didn't know what an icon the Z had been for the company since its inception in 1970. With the 2009 Nissan 370Z, all that changes. As a Z should be, the 370Z is a statement of purpose, not just another car on the showroom floor. With this second-generation version of the revitalized Z, the car has moved on from affordable performance to something that brings new descriptions into play — not only like quick, fast, strong and powerful, but also gorgeous, luxurious, nimble, graceful, delicate and smooth. This is a car so good that it makes you wonder what kind of car it is: a sports car, a sport coupe or a muscle-bound pony car? And that's where the 2008 BMW 135i comes in, a pocket-size BMW M3 with an affordable price tag to match.





Camaro Fights Mustang and Challenger - Muscle Car Comparison
MORE MUSCLE CAR MADNESS @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/ 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.





All New 2009 Nissan 370Z Road Test
SEE MORE @ http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=136547?tid= edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* Responsive, powerful V6; tenacious cornering grip; supple highway ride; good driving position.





V-8 Pony Car Drag Race! 2011 Mustang GT vs 2010 Camaro SS vs 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8
The new 2011 Ford Mustang GT battles its bitter V-8 rivals --the Chevrolet Camaro SS and the Dodge Challeneger SRT8 -- in an epic quarter-mile drag race. Shot by: Mike Suggett, Jim Gleason & Duane Sempson Edited by: Duane Sempson





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.





Toyota GT86 / Scion FR-S v Nissan 370Z v Used Porsche Cayman S - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
We know it works on track, but is 200hp enough on the road? You can get a 370Z for similar money. Or a used Cayman S. If the GT 86 can do the business here, it has to be one of the great cars of 2012.





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 Read the story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/112_0906_maserati_granturism o_audi_r8_ferrari_f430_lamborghini_lp5604_mercedes_mclaren_slr/index.html





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. Ignition appears every Monday on the Motor Trend youtube channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend

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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: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1010_2011_2011_ford_Mustang_gt_vs_2011_bmw_m3_comparison/ index.html Shot by: Mike Suggett, Gordon Green & Duane Sempson Edited by: Mike Suggett





2010 Mustang In Japan! Drifting with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. brings the 2010 Ford Mustang to Japan to show off his drift skills.





Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see how the underdog Chevy stacks up. Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett





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 tested)... Camaro SS: $30,995 / $31,490 Challenger R/T: $30,945 / $38,270 Mustang GT: $28,845 / $34,330





Drag Race - Genesis Coupe, 370Z, Mustang GT
We pit Hyundai's all-new Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 against its strongest competition, the Nissan 370Z and Ford's Mustang GT, in an impromptu quarter mile drag race.





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. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tflcar ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tflcar ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar )





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