Remember also that "pull" is a combination of nose lift, noise, SOTP, AND elapsed time in each gear (i.e. pulling to 7k vs 6k)... talking as a matter of perception, like an optical illusion. Each of those in my opinion enhances the perception of the power of the car. I haven't driven an 05 GT, but I have driven a Mach. I like the Mach as is, even better than the 03/04 cobra. The Mach has much more character with the shaker and ball shift knob, seats, etc. I think the new GT will bring in a lot of people and make the competition fear/respect it. Think about it, it should match any stock Z28 out there.