That's your personal opinion and you’re entitled to it. But I still haven't seen you produce a better performing, similarly optioned car for the money yet? That "truck motor" saves you a pile of money. Like I said, they could produce an all aluminum engine, that made that kind of power and gone with tubular suspension components, lighter weight materials, etc....but you would pay for it on the big end. As for the cost of the Corvette...how do you figure at nearly $49,000 as a base price, its cheaper than the Shelby? Like I said...you get what you pay for. You want better performance, buy a Roush, or a Saleen, but be prepared to pay the cost....cause it ain't free! It has a good 32-valve power plant....or are your math skills not up to par? 4-valves per cylinder x 8 cylinders = 32V Andy way you slice it....a 32V engine is going to add weight...no ifs, ands or butts about it....so get over it. And do you have a comprehension problem? The Supercharge 5.4L engine alone isn't responsible for the 400lb weight increase. I thought I explained that to you twice already? Look, if you're going to continue to argue, the least you could do is do me the courtesy of acknowledging the points being made. Ignoring them and bantering (and yes, you're bantering) on about the same old thing is starting to make you look simple? And what good does making an "all out" race car do if your average Joe can't afford it. I still don't see the basis of your argument here. Are you mad because its too expensive, or are you mad because it doesn't perform as well as you'd like it to? It can't be both. As far as cost goes, you can buy a stock GT and lose all the way across the board against the Shelby. Or, you could pony up the bucks and barely get a new non supercharged Roush Stage 2, or high end Saleen for the cost of the Shelby....which would gain you the handling, but you would still loose horribly in the power aspect. On the other hand you can go with the Supercharged version of each car, beat the Shelby around the track, still lose in a strait line and spend another $10K to do it. Nope, the Shelby still sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Keep telling yourself that. My car weighs 4,200lbs with driver and runs high-12's at about 108mph. If I dropped my powertrain into an SN95, I'd knock an easy half second off of that number. Weight matters A LOT!!! If you want the power, you've got to pay for it. You can't put glass jaw drivetrain components behind 500hp/500tq and expect them to survive. Especially if you expect Ford to provide you with 3-years worth of Warranty! Like I said before....lighter weight materials are available, but with them comes increased cost. So if I save $10,000 because my car over all is 400lbs heavier than some dude is his Roush or Saleen and I'm still able to blow their doors off at the strip, I'm more than happy!!! A perfect example of what? What a more expensive hard top can do against a heavier Convertible (the vert is 4040lbs, not 3,900lbs)? Hardly a fair comparison to run a hard top Stage 3 against a convertible Shelby around the track, wouldn't you think? It’s yet another case of apples vs. Oranges IMO….or do I need to explain to you the advantages of structural integrity and stiffness when comparing a hard top to a convertible? Not to mention that in order to option out the Roush the same as the Shelby you're talking a $50,000 price tag when all is said and done. So great...the Roush beats the Shelby around the corners and still gets smoked at the strip....and it only costs you another $10k to do it. I don't know about you, but if I was paying $10,000 more for a car, I would want it to win all across the board, not just around the corners. What else ya got?