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C/D Comparison: C6 v. GT500

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Second Place: Ford Shelby GT500

Highs: 500 horsepower for less than 50 grand, light shifter, supple ride.

Lows: Porky and nose heavy, boy-racer stripes, thin features list.

The Verdict: A great Mustang that is priced with some very stiff competition.

First Place: Chevrolet Corvette

Highs: Neutral handling, strong brakes, refined demeanor.

Lows: Inferior, slippery seats; tricky shifter.

The Verdict: It's been two years since we first drove a C6, and we're still impressed.

GT500/C6

0-60: 4.5/4.3

0-100: 10.3/9.9

0-150: 30.3/26.8

1/4 mi: 12.9@112/12.8@113

5-60: 5.2/5.0

30-50: 10.4/9.5

50-70: 8.8/9.1

top speed: 155/186

observed MPG: 11/14

They also had an interesting article on ethanol.

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Interesting that both cars accelerate slower on a rolling (5-60) start.  Is this typical?

Yes, because the car is already in gear. From a standstill, they can dump the clutch.

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