Business Insider Says Mustang GT Outshines Corvette. Oh Boy.
Is it a fair comparison, or does the Mustang GT really have something going for it?
It might seem a little (OK, very) contrived to compare a 2018 Ford Mustang GT coupe and a 2018 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, but Business Insider has done so anyway. Claiming that it’s just a comparison of similar power V8 sports cars, we are told to ignore the obvious flaws in this type of comparison.
We can, but we won’t.
Since the results of this “test” are already spoiled by the headline, we can tell you that the winner was chosen based on…practicality! Because of course people buy sports cars for their practicality. A four-seater coupe with a trunk will be more practical than when you’d get from a two-seater convertible. That said, Corvettes have always been a mastercraft in maximizing interior storage space, so poor call on B.I.‘s part.
Price and fun-to-drive factors were also included, as they should be, but since price was tipped heavily in the Mustang’s favor to begin with, the Corvette had no chance. The fun-to-drive factor was brought up, but mainly in regards to transmissions. But again, B.I. compared apples to watermelons, and gave the Mustang the nod, as it had a manual transmission. The Corvette test car was optioned with the 8-speed auto. What on Earth sort of comparison even is this?
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We appreciate the Mustang GT, in all honesty. At least, a little bit. It’s an amazing effort by Ford to streamline their iconic pony car, and the results speak for themselves. But a comparison like this provides no real value to a reader looking to make a decision on a competing car, like the Camaro SS.
Are we going to be a little bit biased here at CorvetteForum? Of course we are, so we’ll leave you with this conclusion, and an apples-to-oranges comparison of our own.
If you were to pair the Corvette Grand Sport against the Ford GT, well, you’d save over $350,000. Oh, and you’d legally be allowed to sell it if it turns out the GT wasn’t your style. Now that’s what we call some solid consumer advice.