The bigger pic reveals the red calipers....the quality of the picture is low, so the rotors don't seem to be drilled....but they are. p:ls1jp said:Cool Pic. The brakes are not painted red on the "Z" and theirs no cross drilled rotors or is it me then Im blind.
onerareviper said:Price no objective/you're rich = Buy the GT. No contest.
Z06 is 65K and GT was 100K = Buy the GT. No contest.
Z06 is 65K and the GT is sticker at $140 = Z06. No contest.
Z06 is 65K and Ford dealers want $250K = Z06. Laughable.
quickZ said:Let's wait until we see some real track times
before we do any laughing.
If you buy only for prestige, not for performance, then buy a Ferrari and be done with it--why fool with the Ford at all?
Yep! Price is always a factor, for all but the most wealthy. The Z06 is a no-brainer over the Ford GT, unless the GT was priced where it should be (IMO), around 100K. Then I would scratch for every last penny and try to own one.... Personally, I feel it is worth 35K more than the Z06 (for reasons other than performance), but not 75K+ more (sticker) or 165K+ more (What they are going for - laughable). We are speaking hypothetically, of course, since Ford will NEVER decrease the price of the GT. So in the real world, I select the Z06.DT04R said:Howdy!
I believe onerare's "laughable" comment was directed towards the GT being marked up $100K in some markets (i.e., I don't _think_ it was intended to be derogatory towards the Z ). If you factor in cost at all - plus a $100K markup - I agree the GT just seems a little silly.
Personally I think the GT (40) namesake is a bit prestigious (not unluck the Shelby AC Cobra, etc.) and it's certainly exclusive (in some areas, I suspect even much more exclusive than a Ferrari!). As far as legandary American vehicles, it has a few pages in the history books.
Ultimately, the new Z though will be a milestone of automotive performance where price is a factor! Assuming GM doesn't get all crazy and price it out of this world - but if the current buzz holds true and it shows for roughly $64-65K, yeah, pretty amazing :z: