After about a week of owning my new 2006 GT... Here are my first thoughts.
I was surprised how sluggish the handling was. My 2009 V6 felt pretty light and nimble and I could swing it and drift it around corners. It handled really well just on the stock suspension. The GT feels a bit front heavy because of the bigger engine (obviously,) and just beefier all around. It feels SO much heavier. It just does not handle as well as my V6 did. That I am surprised about.
That is basically the only gripe I have. The power is incredible. It feels like WAY more than a 60 HP improvement over my modded V6. And the amenities are pretty neat
I would take this GT over any V6 any day. I just wish there was a way I could get that sluggishness out of the handling. Lowering springs and some new suspension bits are definitely in order soon.
Pics of the new car coming soon!