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Now, I know there's some other thread comparing MC20 to C8 vettes and camaros or something, which I personally dont think makes any sense. However, I was reposing in my chambers, thinking about automotive engineering - when I remembered the flap when Ford revealed they were moving from a 5.4L S/C V8 to the 3.L TT V6. Time tells the story, and of course nobody complained about the newer cars power increase and sexy bodywork. So...notwithstanding the fact that the GT costs nearly 2x as the MC20, i'm curious why less comparisons have been made re: the TT V6 engines of both cars. I know the Maser is smaller by .5L, but they have similar outputs.

Personally, I cant see spending 500k on a FORD, but thats me. Sexy car though...Its old now, but STILL dead sexy. Kinda has an MC20 vibe to it. Seems much bigger too?

Anyhow, what are your thoughts?
 

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I don't think anybody cross-shops a Ford GT to a MC20. That would be ridiculous.

First of all, the Ford GT is a legend in the automotive industry as well as automotive history. The name is synonymous with Le mans, Daytona, Sebring, etc. It was produced in extremely limited numbers and sold only by invitation.

People who buy Ford GT's are mainly buying them as assets to put away in garages and museums to appreciate over time.

The MC20, on the other hand, is just another model in Maserati's lineup. Even though it's not produced in big numbers like a Ghibli, anyone can walk into a Maserati dealer today and order one if they have sufficient money for a deposit.

If you disregard history, reputation and price, and just look at them as cars, differences aren't as big. They both look stunning, make tremendous power, and would make a lot of waves at any cars-and-coffee event. Being newer, the MC20 has the edge in tech but as far as "rawness" and theater, the GT has a big advantage and would be more at home on a track than the MC20.

Now, if you were to make a more realistic comparison, the closest car aside from the C8 would be the (current) Acura NSX and maybe the new Porsche GT3, in terms of engine, technology, and price.
 

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I would give my left nut ( or the right one, no preference as long as it’s just one.. 🤪 ) for a 2005 Ford GT40 … above any other car ever produced, regardless of price . But that’s just my personal preference, no objective comparison to other cars, just its looks and particularly the (arguably) unparalleled heritage and history is compelling enough ..Not sure if they’ll “hit it out of the park“ with the 2022 model, but as much as I admire the MC20, the Maserati is not even anyway near the same league with the Ford ..IMHO of course .
 

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I would give my left nut ( or the right one, no preference as long as it’s just one.. 🤪 ) for a 2005 Ford GT40 … above any other car ever produced, regardless of price . But that’s just my personal preference, no objective comparison to other cars, just its looks and particularly the (arguably) unparalleled heritage and history is compelling enough ..Not sure if they’ll “hit it out of the park“ with the 2022 model, but as much as I admire the MC20, the Maserati is not even anyway near the same league with the Ford ..IMHO of course .

Agree....100% - even on the nut factor.
 

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Maaaaannn...I love cars, but the 🥜's???

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Maaaaannn...I love cars, but the 🥜's???
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That reminds me of a joke I’ve used quite a few times , when there was an opportune time to introduce it into the conversation :

Me : I was fairly poor in my youth , so I had to sell a kidney to pay for my college education.
Others: ..( with looks of shock and after some pause ..) OMG ... so you’ve been living with just one kidney all these years and you’re ok ..?
Me : I didn’t say I sold my kidney, I said I sold a kidney …. 🤪
 

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:LOL:

That reminds me of a joke I’ve used quite a few times , when there was an opportune time to introduce it into the conversation :

Me : I was fairly poor in my youth , so I had to sell a kidney to pay for my college education.
Others: ..( with looks of shock and after some pause ..) OMG ... so you’ve been living with just one kidney all these years and you’re ok ..?
Me : I didn’t say I sold my kidney, I said I sold a kidney …. 🤪
Semantics :cool:
 

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I agree with DSGT on the 2005 GT40 it’s one of my favorite’s of all time. I used to watch them race live when I was a kid. They were killing everything. I also would give a set of 🥜’s for one especially the Gulf edition. At my age mine are just mildewing to keep from rotting. LOL
 

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I love the Gulf livery ! I have a couple of Gulf retro design bags ; a travel carry-on , and one for my Porsche‘s trunk where I used to keep my track clothing and shoes . And one Gulf polo shirt.
Now all I need is that Gulf painted or wrapped GT 40 ;)

Pulled up these photos from the site from where I bought them ( I’m too lazy to take photos of my own stuff, I’m peacefully finishing my coffee now .. ☺ ) They have a ton of gulf livery stuff.. !ink : Grandprix Originals - Drive & Lifestyle


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I love the Gulf livery ! I have a couple of Gulf retro design bags ; a travel carry-on , and one for my Porsche‘s trunk where I used to keep my track clothing and shoes . And one Gulf polo shirt.
Now all I need is that Gulf painted or wrapped GT 40 ;)

Pulled up these photos from the site from where I bought them ( I’m too lazy to take photos of my own stuff, I’m peacefully finishing my coffee now .. ☺ ) They have a ton of gulf livery stuff.. !ink : Grandprix Originals - Drive & Lifestyle


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You need to add one of these to your gulf collection!
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Oh damn, now you’re going to cost me money ! I have about nine watches left in my collection so it’s not as if I need another one, but I’ve never seen this model before so I might check it out . Maybe trade in a few of the other ones I hardly ever wear .. :unsure:
 

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I have this same watch which I bought last Christmas.....

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It's one of my favorite watches. My only gripe is that it's not an automatic.
 
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The one watch that is similar but more stylish is the Tag Monaco Gulf Edition.

This one is an automatic but it's 6X the price of the quartz version!



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Of course, I always like this on my Apple Watch....


Watch Hand Heart rate monitor Gadget Watch accessory
 

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But since this thread is about the Ford GT, here we go....


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