I love the GT500 and if they went for sticker, I would get one. Yes they are porky, but there is a lot of untapped power in the car. A pulley, tune, exhaust and intake can get you 600 rwhp, so that will make up for some of the weight disadvantage. The engine seems to be very strong and very receptive to mods, just like the 4.6L from the 03/04 Cobras. Obviously if you a slick handling car, the GT500 isn't going to top the Vette, but there are and will be plenty of suspension upgrades from Ford and other aftermarket companies that can cure that. The FR Mustang has won the 24 hours at Daytona over M3s and all other competitors, so the potential for handling is there.