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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    Now that you mention it.........what was the purpose for Porsche to choose a V10 over what they currently could have made........they could have easily gotten the HP #'s from their flat 6's.

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    The class in which they were targeting typically run with V10 or larger engines.
    It's the same logic why Cadillac started making V6 engines, but in in reverse....
    When you're introducing a new car, you want it to match the market-segment it is targeted at, so you avoid confusion...

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I thought that this carrera still had the flat Six?

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    You'r kidding right?

    Spend over 100K for a redo of a 60's car, I'd go with the new one,


    Porsche all the way.

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I think that they need a supercar with a bigger engine then there 6 so that they can enter in different classes of raceing. GTS class of LeMans maybe? When I was at Sebring, they had a carrera GT with twin turbos sticking out of the back, guy said it was making 1100hp easy. Just wish I took a picture

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I think this was the car you were looking at SlickV.. the 917/30

    http://www.fast-autos.net/porsche/917303.jpg

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    thats not it, it was a silver carrera GT, the only thing different about it was the two huge turbos showing from the back

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    The Carrera GT is beautiful and while it started life as a proposed LeMans car, the bodywork is much more elegant than what is normally seen in the GTS class:








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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    The Ford GT is crude and ugly in comparison:






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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    Bite your tongue girl! Those pics made me want the GT more! I'll take the red and white GT, I'm feeling patriotic tonite.

    Then again, Natties hair would blow in the wind with that Porsche.

    Nope, GT.

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I'll take the Ford GT any old day. Ford did spend thousands restyling and enginering the GT (a Le Mans winner in the 60's), and got there moneys worth. The GT is a classic brought back to life. It runs head-to-head with cars like the Enzo and Porsche, and does it for a few hundred grand less.

    The Porsche GT is a beautiful car, though every other Porsche on the road look identical to each other (to me).

    Yep, if I had a couple of million to piss away I'd take the Ford over the Porsche. JMO

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I love Porsche, Not a fan of Ford. But you can't say the GT is ugly, its classic muscular american style that can't be mistaken for something else. The carrera going by: "hmm was that a boxter? maybe a 911?" Where the ford is more "Thats a FORD???" I think that there both beatiful cars, but the GT gets my vote everytime, the style is truly timeless....

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    Ford GT... No contest... Classic German engineering vs. Classic American grunt. Just gotta be patriotic on this one. Hell, I drive a big-block Cadillac for crying out loud.

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    I saw a Porsche in Newport Beach last month. Sweet!

    The question for me is, which will I be able to afford on the used car market in 5 or 10 years? Out of these two, it'd be the GT for me. I also wouldn't feel as bad modding it.

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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh
    The Ford GT is crude and ugly...
    Crude and Ugly? You drive a CTS!

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