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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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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.





Fast New Shelby Mustang GT500 Full Test
FULL Mustang GT500 COVERAGE @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Followup/articleId=145566?tid=e dmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* It's something like trying to drive the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 on a roller-coaster, only there are no steel tracks to keep you from slithering off the pavement and ending up in a flaming heap of 540-horsepower Mustang. You can't even see where you're going, really. Hard on it, the GT500's rear tires begin spinning just as you can see nothing but sky in the windshield. You're on top of the hump at the entrance to Infineon Raceway's Turn 6, and as your stomach and both right-side tires go weightless, you start a long, long dive to the left, sliding sideways all the way down the hill and around the 180-degree corner. The Shelby GT500 is so torqued up with the cornering force from the low-profile 19-inch tires and the drive from the supercharged V8 that you can practically hear the welds popping in the chassis. But something is different this time — palms are not slick with sweat, tires are not threatening to let go at the most inopportune moment and steering left in order to go right is a joy and not a reflex of self-preservation. The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 gets 2 mpg more on the EPA highway cycle this year. The Ford engineers are really proud of this. But every time we make another lap and slide down Turn 6, we have our doubts that fuel economy is what this car is about. Serving Our Inner Adolescent We're behaving like adults as the Ford engineers tell us all about the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500, even as we hear a couple of the cars making shake-down runs on the quarter-mile strip at Infineon Raceway a few hundred feet away. And in many ways, the GT500 itself is trying to act more like an adult, casting aside the muscle-bound character of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500. As the Ford people tell us, they started with the limited-production 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, the exclusive (1,700 examples built) and revenue-enhancing (MSRP $79,995) Mustang produced last year. And aside from a few fewer Shelby badges (the KR had many to spare), the GT500 is like the KR in almost every way, except it's built at the Mustang plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, rather than at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas. You can tell as soon as you open the new GT500's hood, complete with hot-air extractors. The supercharged and intercooled DOHC 5.4-liter V8 with its truck-style iron block is still in place, but now it carries a conical air filter in its own sealed cold-air box behind the left-side headlight, an innovation that increases airflow while resisting power-sapping heat soak. For the GT500, this new cold-air intake required the migration of the iconic Cobra badge on the grille from the left side to the right side.





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.





Badass 370Z: 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z @ Willow Springs
FULL NISSAN 370Z @ INSIDELINE.COM: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=149329?ti d=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..1.* It's called "The Fastest Road in the West" for a reason. Willow Springs International Raceway is known for its staggeringly high lap speeds, and it defines itself with one of the gnarliest, high-speed corner combinations anywhere in the world: a long decreasing-radius bend from Turn 8 to Turn 9. And so in an effort to preserve the world's population of auto scribes like us, Nissan has created a makeshift chicane to successfully emasculate these corners during our test of the 2009 Nissan Nismo 370Z. Smart move. Fortunately there are ample opportunities elsewhere on this track to explore the car's increased performance over the standard 2009 Nissan 370Z. Namely Turn 6, which apexes at a blind crest and is followed on the downhill side by a huge midcorner bump that makes the standard Z-car wallow like a Buick LeSabre over a Wyoming frost heave. It's here that the Nismo Z sells itself. In the Sport Z-car we're afraid. Afraid of physics. Afraid that the track will toss us — like a Buick — into the unforgiving desert. But after a few laps in the Nismo Z, we're confident. And we're faster. We keep our right foot planted all the way over the Turn 6 crest and across the bump, gaining enough speed that a few hundred yards down the track we ingloriously annihilate most of the orange cones that Nissan deployed to keep us alive. Nice.





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 )





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.





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





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 - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/nissan-370z-vs-bmw-135i-mazda-rx-8- r3-and-pontiac-solstice-gxp-comparison-tests 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT vs. 2007 Mazda RX-8, 2007 Nissan 350Z, 2008 Audi TT 2.0T - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2007-ford-Mustang-shelby-gt-vs-2007-mazda-rx-8- 2007-nissan-350z-2008-audi-tt-20t-comparison-tests





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





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





HD: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 "600 HP" vs Lamborghini Gallardo 500 HP E Gear
HD: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 "600 HP" vs Lamborghini Gallardo 500 HP E Gear http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60-m5-e61-m5-touring-discussion/127290-la test-gtboard-supercar-shootout-audi-rs6-lp560-4-997-turbo-997-gt3rs-m5-more.html





2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - CAR and DRIVER
All-beef sliders: It took 40 years, but this Big-Three rematch proved almost as interesting as the first one. 2010 Chevy Camaro SS vs. 2010 Ford Mustang GT, 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - Comparison Test http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2010-chevy-Camaro-ss-vs-2010-ford-Mustang-gt-2009-dodge-challenger-r-t- comparison-tests 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS V8 - Short Take Road Test http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2010-chevrolet-Camaro-ss-v8-short-take-road-test





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





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