2008 Vista Blue with White Stripes
The new Mustang GT500 is a phenomenal car, but older models have a retro appeal that it just can't compete with.
I agree with the article. The previous gen GT500 is a performance bargain compared to the new one (meteoric recent price increases aside). The two cars (S197/S550 GT500s) share very little other than a name. I very much get an old school vibe when driving my 2011. In some sense, it is more of an old school vibe than the 03/04 Terminator since the 03/04 has IRS. The solid rear axle feels very old school to me.Interesting read:
The new Mustang GT500 is a phenomenal car, but older models have a retro appeal that it just can't compete with.www.hotcars.com
I tell people the new 500 is a “super muscle car.” It does have some muscle car vibe, but it has an equal amount of super car vibe as well. There are a lot of ingredients that make up the new 500, but it definitely has some muscle car in it. The exhaust note is pure muscle car! 🤟Agreed with the OP and the article, and hence why I opted for a 2013. However, the new gt500 is a phenomenal car, just not a muscle car. I like muscle cars, and hence why I have both an older gt500 and a hellcat.
And my modified 2011 sounds fantastic too, but we are talking about cars as delivered from the factory. Once you through mods into the mix, everything changes. You could go hog wild and mod a 2007 GT500 to beat a new GT500 in all aspects. All it takes is time and money.I may disagree with this a bit... My "exhaust note" at 129.4Db is a pure muscle car 'note'
The Terminators do have a cult-like following. I too dig their IRS setup over the follow-on GT500. Plus their engines were built more robustly and I absolutely love their seats... an adjustable hybrid that is part base/part Recaro.Well, opinions are like you know what. However personally, I never cared for the 'new retro' looks of the S197. The retro looks never seem to age very well.
I would have another 03/04 Cobra over an '07 GT500 any day. Much prefer the IRS, the looks and the impact it made on the streets when it came out. It is still legendary to this day. The '07 GT500? Not so much.
yeah, those Less-Desirable 07-08's are really pretty damn ugly !Well, opinions are like you know what. However personally, I never cared for the 'new retro' looks of the S197. The retro looks never seem to age very well.
……... The '07 GT500? Not so much.
I have to agree with Hawkeye on this one. I'm not sure "Mustangs" (in their stock form) fall into the "Muscle cars" category. Mustangs to me have always been "Pony Cars" or drivers cars. Having traded my 2013 Boss 302 for my 2020 GT500 I still believe that. Sure a Mustang can be made into a muscle car but at that point does it lose some of it's driver's car attributes and it's "pony car" vibe.I don't have a really clear understanding of the "muscle" car vs "pony" car definitions, but generally I read that the Mustang is a pony car, not a muscle car. Which is fine with me, I'm not hung up on labels. I just call them the best cars. Yeah, and that's a totally biased subjective opinion which is mine, and I'm not giving that opinion up for anybody else's opinion.