An old GT and now a new GT

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13 Jan 2016 13:23 - 14 Jan 2016 11:21 #18696 by mm928
An old GT and now a new GT was created by mm928
Well, stick with me on this,,,,,,,

My 83 928 is an awesome GT style automobile, much better than some might expect in handling, awesome V8 rumble, wonderful cockpit, seats, and styling that is truly classic, and finally performance to beat the band, especially for a 33 year old car.

My plan, when I retire, was to add a Cayman S, to the stable, for obvious reasons. But, I would need to get a used one,,,, thus negating the normal desire to get your retirement car exactly like you want it (without breaking the bank).

Enter a vist to the local Ford dealer to get a new Edge Sport for my wife who is retiring first. While we are waiting for that deal to proceed, I test drive the new 2016 Mustang GT with the performance package. It brought back all my memories of my 1970 Mustang Mach I with Cleveland engine in high school,,,, but strangely, also was reminding me of some aspects of my 928! The rumble, the comfort, the performance.....HEY they are both really good example of GT's!

So to me they are essentially 33 years apart examples of the same kind of car. The plan now is to order a Mustang GT exactly like I want in April and save about 20k at the same time. 435 HP 400 torque, and a lot of tech in these, and now with independent rear suspension. This (and my 928) is my kind of car and although the Cayman S is one of the best sports cars on the planet,,, I will be very happy with my 2016 Mustang and 83 928.

OK - what do you think? Any personal experiences or parallels?

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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Last edit: 14 Jan 2016 11:21 by mm928. Reason: Grammar

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14 Jan 2016 15:43 #18708 by pcar928fan
Replied by pcar928fan on topic An old GT and now a new GT
I love the new Mustang. They are awesome performance GT cars. I don't really like the look from the front though it is growing on me. I am thinking I like the 2014's and that generation best overall, but the new one is quite amazing in its performance improvements over the last one.

The Cayman is an AMAZING CAR! It lacks power (though not slouch for sure) and panache of some other Euro sports cars, but it is probably the best buy as a used sports car out there that you are likely to find.

I am currently looking for a Ferrari 360 Spider as my retirement car. Hope I can get a good enough deal on one so I can keep my E46 M3 and the current stable of 928's (though I really need to sell the race car...it needs to go to a GREAT home where it will be used regularly!)

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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14 Jan 2016 15:47 #18710 by mm928
Replied by mm928 on topic An old GT and now a new GT
Good luck with that Ferrari!

I still hope to meet you sometime at the next COTA event I go to! HA

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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