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post #21 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2014
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Originally Posted by Wile E GT View Post
From what I have read, the 2015 EB will weigh 3,524 lbs (auto- heaviest). The GT auto will weigh 3,729 lbs or 205 lbs more making 435 hp. On the GT then, that is 8.57 lbs per hp so if the weight of the GT were shaved to that of the EB, it would only need 411 hp to be equal (roughly speaking). So in theory then, get that EB to 411 hp and go toe to toe with a 2015 GT. Only 101 hp needed. Not sure how that could be done for less than the cost of buying a GT.
There's a $6,000-$7,000 difference between a GT and an EB Mustang.

$6,000-$7,000 will buy a metric poop-ton of power enhancements, and you'd be starting with a lighter car. Lighter is everything.

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