Musk, you are right! When I go through my mid life crisis, I plan on getting a GT40(if I can afford it lol)! I just watched "Top Gear" and they reviewed the thing. It is a beast! For the money it BLOWS AWAY the Italians, Germans, even the other Americans. Why would I go out and buy an Italian or German car when I could get an American beast. Maybe the GT40 is a bit slower off the line, but makes up for it in the end(kind of like value investing lol).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ed6yeuaig&feature=related The Lambo even gets a head start(cheater!)and still loses haha!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAnlMNvK8Y "Top Gear", great show on the BBC.
Yes, no turbo in the 2.8 No doubt the German cars are fun to drive. Mine was automatic, I wish I had bought a stick but I got lazy. I was driving a Ford F 150 with a stick before the Jetta. I got tired of pushing in that clutch lol.
My mother had an early 80's Peugeot 504 diesel. Thing thing could do 0 to 60 in about 30 seconds LOL. Ok, it wasn't know for it's off the line speed.
The one thing that 504 had was a fantastic ride! The suspension was nice. My dad joked that the French cars all had great suspensions because their roads were so bad.
Jaque , GT40 is pure american muscle car , that car is made to go straight forward,and is not the smoothest ride around. Please do not compare it to European cars, PLEASE . It does not BLOW away the faster (yes. more expensive) European cars.
Conclusion . If you want to drag race on the weekends, great. If not Get an Audi!
It's funny Arwen, I was thinking the same thing in regards to it's corning capabilities when they did the road course test. It is sloppy like most American cars but surprisingly it beat the Ferrari's time on the road track! Yes, in general the Europeans have the steering and suspension thing down pretty well as compared to Americans.
I will be honest, I'm not a Nascar fan, I'm a Formula 1 fan. I get board watching cars go around and around in a circle for several hours. Formula 1 is exciting to watch.
Ironically, I like drag racing. There isn't enough time to get bored LOL.....just 3 or 4 seconds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esLFG-djEw8 It's the sound.....short but sweet haha!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_ukLgsGEzs The future of drag racing??? I miss the sound!
Stockhausen puts a lot of people to sleep. My wife calls it "noise"....I suppose that isn't too far from the truth hahaa...
The car is fun.....just a 5.4 litre but supercharged and more.