Shelby GT350 vs. Corvette Grand Sport

If ever there were two cars to compare, drive, own, or just simply ogle for the mere fact of their beauty, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport would be the two.  In fact  these two cars are so perfect in their own right that choosing between the two is a hard task.  Most car enthusiasts will agree that while they have a passion for all cars and their horsepower most will also agree that while they like many only one really has their heart.  There is that one car that for lack of a better word is your unicorn.  The coveted pedestal worthy has your full backing automobile.  For some it may be the Chevy Camaro ZL1, others might raise their hand to the Dodge Challenger SRT/SRT HellCat, while still others will choose my personal unicorn, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.  Then we have those that are all about the Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.  Now we know picking cars is about performance standards, what’s under the hood, and basically what feels right under your tight grip when you’re sailing down a straight arrow road really testing the speed and what the car is made of.  However if we were all honest we would also admit that some of us are die hard loyal patrons of a certain automobile company.  “I only drive Fords”, or “no Fords suck and I believe that Chevrolets are the best”.  You get my drift, it’s all about personal preference.  Until today! Never have I come across another car that can even sway my attention a hair away from the Ford GT350.  Until today!  I never would have thought it possible, after all Chevy didn’t even make it into the top 10 best cars last year.  The price tag for their Z06 was ridiculous and I wasn’t really interested in any of their cars.  The Corvette of course has and always will be a classic car, but Chevy was lacking the push to rise above and create a fine machine worth putting in the competition.  Until today!  I guess car company’s tend to do their best work under pressure when they know that they need to make a come back, and I do mean a big comeback.  Enter in the Corvette Grand Sport.  It’s as if the regular Corvette power on wheels met the chassis of the Z06.  With a price tag of $66,445 dollars it is more than the original Corvette but still a great degree less than the Z06.  Add to it it’s 6.2 liter unit that combines with 460 horsepower, 66,000 rpm rev limiter and you have SO MUCH POWER.  So much power in fact that it’s almost as if you need to take a deep breath before that push of torque is unleashed.  How do I know this?  I drove a friend of mine’s (he is that die hard Chevy guy) and I was nothing short of amazed.  I literally took that deep breath before the shove of torque pushed me at incredible speeds down the race way.  I may always be a Shelby GT350 fan, I am a loyal fan and I do not jump on bandwagons, but The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is definitely the new competition to my prized GT350.

 

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