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

    A letter sent to C&D magazine prompted me to start this thread. The writer mentioned that the Ford GT puts up similar numbers but costs a third of the Carrera GT's price ($150k vs. $450k). He also mentioned how the Porsche is nothing more than a show car for the super rich. However, I didn't need this letter to confirm that Ford is sitting on a gold mine with the GT. What do you guys think? If given the choice between the two (can't have both), which would you take?

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

    I like the low-wide stance of the Ford, and it just seems more exotic to me. You see Porsches everywhere, so I vote Ford GT.

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

    i like the ford too. i wonder if i am feeling ok? i just said i liked a ford

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

    Carrera GT:
    Horsepower: 558
    Torque: 442
    0-60 mph: 4 sec
    0-100 mph: 9.1 sec
    Quarter Mile: 12.4 sec @ 116 mph
    Skidpad: .99g
    Top Speed: 205 mph
    Braking, 60-0 mph: 115 ft
    Slalom Speed: 68.5 mph

    Ford GT:
    Horsepower: 500
    Torque: 500
    0-60 mph: 3.8 sec
    0-100 mph: 8.8 sec
    Quarter Mile: 11.7 sec @ 122 mph
    Skidpad: 1.00g
    Top Speed: 205 mph
    Braking, 60-0 mph: 117 ft
    Slalom Speed: 69.5 mph

    Wow.. thats a tight one... GT's higher torque number pays off. Im a sucker for a Carrera GT though, so that'd be my pick. Top Gear loved them both... their main driver Clarkson thought the Carrera GT was very traditional, and designed very well. But when he test drove the Ford GT, he ended up actually buying one!

    Both videos of the drives (low download speeds-caution):
    http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/TopGear_FordGT_hi.wmv
    http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/To...rera_GT_hi.wmv

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

    I'd take the GT myself.

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

    Id take the Carrera GT, nothing like an all carbonfiver body, and making it a twin turbo

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

    Ford GT........of course............easily a company such as Saleen or Rousch can change out the pully and make an additional 50hp and TQ............The Ford GT has a classic style that in my opinion will never wear off........im already tired of the Porsche (or according to that same mag "Seinfeld").

    I can also believe driving the GT all the time not just once or twice a month......its mechanics and such make it a much (cant believe Im saying this) more realiable super car.

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

    Porsche Carrera GT of course.

    I don't like the design of the Ford GT and the Porsche is beautiful. Hell, the Porsche is better in just about every way.

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

    I'll wait until spring and get the 500 h.p. Z06 and buy a Tahoe for my daily driver with the change!

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

    To me, the GT doesnt look like it could be used everyday.. whereas the Carrera GT..... mmmmmmmm. Id drive it in the snow even. lol.

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

    I'd take the Carrera GT. This is NOT a Porsche you see on the street every day - or every year even... I don't care which one is faster. I love the looks of the Carerra. And, I'd feel better with that Porsche insignia than the Ford oval. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with Ford - but, to me, it's kinda like owning a Kia Amanti. It's a hell of a nice car - but it's got a big "KIA" logo on it...
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    Re: Which Would You Prefer: Ford GT or Porsche Carrera GT?

    Quote Originally Posted by gothicaleigh
    Porsche Carrera GT of course.

    I don't like the design of the Ford GT and the Porsche is beautiful. Hell, the Porsche is better in just about every way.
    better in every way...... except performance.

    I'd take the Ford GT if I was gonna have to drive it, but if I could pick one to sell it would be the Porsche...

    Hell I'd make my own car for that much $$ though.

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

    Anyone interested in a Cerrera GT......I can get u one for $455,000....90miles

    Im surprised their not going for more then that....like the Enzo.

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

    Actually Chuck, you could have included the Viper? That would probably be my first choice considering the power you get for the money. The other two seem more exotic, yes, even the Ford.

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

    Ill take the all new Shelby GT Cobra

    No seriously, unless the Shelby comes out into production... FORD GT for the money ALL THE WAY, but cost no object?... The Porsche.

    Although, the reigning Porsche's of history have been six cylinder cars, this is a 10 cylinder engine, which isnt hard to get 500hp out of.

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