Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette

2006 CorvetteOver the years, the fight between Ford and Chevy has grown to nearly epic proportions. The fans of Chevys and Fords continually argue about what automaker is the best. Most of the battles between the makers is with their trucks and the muscle cars. Along with the trucks and the muscle cars, nearly every Chevy and Ford model, like mid-size sedans, SUVs, and compacts, can be put head-to-head, with the exception of one: the true sports car.

Ford has not consistently delivered a real sports car that can compete with the Chevy Corvette, with the exception of a few very short, but memorable years. In 2005 and 2006, the Ford GT was the one true competition against the Corvette. Between those two years, Ford only produced a little over 4,000 cars. The GT averaged a 0-60 speed of 3.7 seconds. The Corvette from the same model year had the same speed.

2005 CorvetteIn 2006, Chevy released the Z06, which had a 7.0 liter, 427 cubic inch, small block engine with 505 horsepower. In the same year, the Ford GT had a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower. The two true sports cars were nearly neck and neck in most other statistics, too.

There was one area where the Ford GT had significantly bigger numbers that the Chevy Corvette: the price. In 2006, the Chevy Corvette had a sticker price around $70,000. In contrast, the same year Ford GT had a sticker price of nearly $140,000. This puts the GT in a position that not many cars made in the 2000’s can find; being a car that is a true investment. There are several classic Corvettes from the 1950s and 1960s are more valuable than they were when they were brand new, but the newer models have not reached that milestone.

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