• Car Service Posted: 9/16/2009 7:05am PDT

    My father bought a 70 Camaro for $300 in 1977, and thought it was a lot of money then! I suppose that price is one of the biggest changed factors in the new camaros, challengers and mustangs

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 8/19/2009 2:45pm PDT

    @Mike: thanks for being so generous in victory. My only excuse is probably that it was early and I glanced at the regular GT stats instead of the Shelby's. On the upside, I did get the MSRPs right.
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    Given the correction, it's obviously far easier to compare the Challenger SRT8 and the Shelby Mustang. At $46k and change, the Shelby runs $5k more than the Dodge, but then, the Mustang buyer gets 115 extra ponies under the hood. Some might say that's a toss-up, but I think it all comes back to brand loyalty. $5k likely isn't enough to make a Mustang fan slide into a Challenger -- especially when taking into account the great strides Ford has been making in quality in recent years. (As a former Mustang owner, I know that hasn't always been the case.)

  • Mike Emerson Posted: 8/19/2009 10:06am PDT

    Mr. Author-
    Please check your facts....
    QUOTE FROM Car Connection's Article entitiled, "1st DRIVE 2010 MUSTANG GT500"-
    ""With 540 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 510 lb-ft torque at 4,500 rpm, all is right again in the Mustang corral. The new Shelby gets its power from a supercharged 5.4-liter overhead cam V-8 with an iron block and aluminum heads. Ford claims the 2010 Shelby GT500 will run 0-60 mph in about 4.1 seconds, through the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds, and top out at an electronically-limited 155 mph. After spending the better part of two days behind the wheel, we can attest to this Mustang's ability to run at a very fast gallop. On a less than ideal day on the drag strip at Infineon Raceway in California, we ripped off high 12-second runs. Given ideal launch conditions and no headwind, perhaps 12.1 would be possible.""
    With 540 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 510 lb-ft torque at 4,500 rpm, all is right again in the Mustang corral. The new Shelby gets its power from a supercharged 5.4-liter overhead cam V-8 with an iron block and aluminum heads. Ford claims the 2010 Shelby GT500 will run 0-60 mph in about 4.1 seconds, through the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds, and top out at an electronically-limited 155 mph. After spending the better part of two days behind the wheel, we can attest to this Mustang's ability to run at a very fast gallop. On a less than ideal day on the drag strip at Infineon Raceway in California, we ripped off high 12-second runs. Given ideal launch conditions and no headwind, perhaps 12.1 would be possible.""
    Pricing for the 540 hp GT 500 is $51,325 / $46,255, again according to YOUR site.
    Perhaps you all would be looking for a proofreader? I do freelance work.