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That is good news.
Less Lightnings=Higher resale
Also, it is good for mods.
No high horsepower new Lightning=People with current Lightnings will want to make theirs faster.
That means maybe better turbo kits, better blowers, better tuning, etc.
 
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Originally posted by easterisland
That is good news.
Less Lightnings=Higher resale
Also, it is good for mods.
No high horsepower new Lightning=People with current Lightnings will want to make theirs faster.
That means maybe better turbo kits, better blowers, better tuning, etc.
I think for current owners it certainly is good news... That being said, I will still be disappointed if this rumor is true...
 
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Looks like Ford dropped the ball. Guess I will be heading to Dodge or Chevy for my next domestic performance vehicle. (No way will I buy a Mustang, unless it's for the strip only)
 
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Originally posted by Adrenaline
I think for current owners it certainly is good news... That being said, I will still be disappointed if this rumor is true...
Is it still a rumor if Autoweek Quotes a Named SVT spokesman ???

Originally posted by SVT_KY
And for my .02 cents, this belongs in the Lightning area where
everyone can find it. It is after all, if true, the biggest news in
years.
Cliff thats why there is a sticky pointing here in the other forum
We do after all want to make it easy for Ford folks to find our posts and opinions on this subject right ???

Doug
 
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Originally posted by Silver_2000_!
Is it still a rumor if Autoweek Quotes a Named SVT spokesman ???



Cliff thats why there is a sticky pointing here in the other forum
We do after all want to make it easy for Ford folks to find our
posts and opinions on this subject right ???
Doug
True ...

That's why I posted over HERE
 
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Originally posted by ChrisNelson
In that case I'm gonna buy the new cobra, or save and buy the new L in 2008...if it happens.
If they can't make a case for the L, I wouldn't hold my breath for the Cobra.

Buy an '03-'04 Cobra now, you won't regret it.
 
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Ford could have put a 351W in their Fox body Cobra years ago, and never did.

The LS1 Camaro/Trans Ams of the 90's consistently outpowered Ford's pathetic 4.6L GT Mustang (mind you, I am a Fox Body owner), now they are letting Dodge have the factory Win flag on the truck market, and they build some $150k factory race cars that are out of the league of 99% of the population?

I've never had a lot of faith in Ford's ideas, or plans for the future, however, the SVT's have been remarkable in the cost/benefit arena for consumers.

Ford can execute when they want to, but they usually fall short on inspiration when it comes to consistently competing in the market (again, losing to GM in the pony car wars, now to Dodge in the sport truck wars).

Well, at least it keeps my 04 Lightning at a higher resale value, and hopefully the aftermarket will respond to the Gen II's hunger for speed and power.
 
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"again, losing to GM in the pony car wars"

I fail to see how ford LOST the pony car wars. Maybe in at least HP but definately not in sales. I would hardly call that a loss.
 
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That is good news.
Less Lightnings=Higher resale
*** As your vehicle gets older and the mileage stacks up, the resale will be negligible..If the vehicle is in stock condition with low mileage you will have better luck on the resale theory.

Also, it is good for mods.
No high horsepower new Lightning=People with current Lightnings will want to make theirs faster.
That means maybe better turbo kits, better blowers, better tuning, etc.
*** Manufacturers are going to follow technology..there are a finite numbers of Lightnings now....most likely the manufacturers are going to start producing parts for the newer vehicles (where more of the demand is)...How many new components have you seen lately for the Gen 1 Lightning...Or the Camaro's/Trans Ams?...Very few.
 
 


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