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This is a discussion on Shelby GT vs 08 STI within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Edmunds The Shelby will put a grin on your face as quickly as it will autograph the ...

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    Cool Shelby GT vs 08 STI


    Quote Originally Posted by Edmunds View Post
    The Shelby will put a grin on your face as quickly as it will autograph the tarmac in your local Wal-Mart parking lot. This, while great fun, is of limited value, which is why the Subaru wins.
    video:

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...otopanel..1.*#

    or if you like read it:
    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=123965
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    Kind of a strange comparo but good spankin on the Crustang!
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    It's a shame the Cobra doesn't come with a S/C anymore - I enjoyed the '03 that I drove

    But, it is a nice kill for the STi
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    , but mustang owners will never admit it.
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    This quote is great:

    the STI gave up only two to the Shelby: as-tested price and quarter-mile trap speed. It tied or won every single category in our 27-point evaluation, dominated when it came to feature content and was every editor's personal and recommended pick. That's kicking some major ass.

    This is funny:

    There is one more little thing: Its hood scoop actually works.
    From the driver seat, we could see underneath the Mustang's hood scoop to the road ahead, a constant reminder that it's phony and just plain disappointing on a car that bears the name of such a legend.
    There's a unique front fascia, lower airdam and side scoops plus the not-a-hood scoop.
    AHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    That has been the biggest pet peeve for me for the last 2 body style mustangs. Its kinda like out fitting the mustang with 13" cross drilled rotor hubcaps to hide drum brakes.
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    Wooow.....a more fair road test using the Shelby GT and STI.

    I forget who it was now, but a company similar to Edmunds did a test of a 2005 Mustang GT vs a 2005 WRX (because their prices were similar). The test was very one-sided with the article writer making fun of the Subaru's AWD, and even with that fancy system it lacked the ability to keep-up with the GT.

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    "From the driver seat, we could see underneath the Mustang's hood scoop to the road ahead, a constant reminder that it's phony and just plain disappointing on a car that bears the name of such a legend."
    what will ford think of next

    "Plus, it feels a hell of a lot less likely to self-destruct during a day of redline launches. Subarus have always proven durable during our testing, but the physical load on the STI's drivetrain during a hard launch is unquestionably violent."
    What are they launching at? I launch my wrx at about 3k and it does just fine

    STI pwnz the rustang

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    Quote Originally Posted by NdN Ninja View Post

    "Plus, it feels a hell of a lot less likely to self-destruct during a day of redline launches. Subarus have always proven durable during our testing, but the physical load on the STI's drivetrain during a hard launch is unquestionably violent."
    What are they launching at? I launch my wrx at about 3k and it does just fine

    STI pwnz the rustang

    I think they mean it is violent to the occupants of the car, not to the car itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goBoating View Post
    I think they mean it is violent to the occupants of the car, not to the car itself.
    yeah launching an STI at 5500rpms is pretty damn violent if you don't know what to expect...its downright scary the first couple times...

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    I nearly ruined my favorite pair of boxers the first time i dropped it at 5k. Remember, don't eat and launch.

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    For drag racing, I'd take the stang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyG View Post
    For drag racing, I'd take the stang.

    For road racing, I'd take the Sti.
    For Drag racing I'd take the STI.


    For Road racing I'd take the STI.


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