[warning] Ramblings of an Import/Euro enthusiast who is slowly learning more about Domestics.[/warning] Okay, Ford is doing pretty good with the new Mustang. The V6 model is actually somewhat respectable, and the GT is a pretty good performer. The upcoming GT500 should be a big hit, too. Only thing is, there are a couple gaps that Ford could fill. *The GT500 will have about 475hp, which is a huge jump over the GT's 300hp. *At over 3800lbs(3850, according to C&D), and 475hp, the GT500 won't quite be able to keep up with a 3150lb, 505hp Z06. In my opinion, Ford could easily add another Mustang to the lineup. For the first gap, just make the '03 Cobra again with a supercharged 4.6. Leaving out IRS would help keep the price well under the GT500. For the second gap, things get a little more interesting. How about a hardcore GT350? I remember reading how the old GT500 was a softer(but more powerful) version of the GT350. This new GT350 could be built in the same vein as the older Cobra R. Lighten it, and make it handle(not that current Mustangs are bad). With a bit more power, such a car might be able to give the Z06 more of a run for its money. This GT350 should be cheaper than the Shelby GR-1, too. The GR-1 is also pretty heavy, and uses the more expensive platform of the Ford GT. The hardcore Mustang could have lighter body panels(aluminum??), less interior amenities, and perhaps even forged wheels(not sure if the GT500 has them). To really make sure the GT350 is a handling machine(skidpad isn't everything), why not take it to the 'Ring? If Ford and GM can take their sport compacts out there(Focus RS, new Focus ST, Cobalt SS) and GM also took the Z06, why not bring a Mustang to 'The Green Hell' for some development time, too? A pricetag of $50k wouldn't be too high for a 'Super Mustang,' would it? It would still undercut the Z06 by quite a bit, even if it didn't quite match it's performance. Ford could probably sell more of them than the GR-1. I've also been thinking about the GT350 name. It might be a turnoff to some people, since the number is lower. I know, I know, some people just don't know any better. There was a GT500 model called the KR, for 'King of the Road.' Would that name make more sense? Anyway, what do you guys think? Again, I'm a bit of a fast road/track kind of guy, so my ideas reflect that.