They should have had a Top 6, with the Pontiac Aztec the next one after the the newer Thunderbirds.2002-05 Ford Thunderbird: This retro-cool re-imagining of the classic 1955 Thunderbird was actually a pretty competent car that shared its underpinnings with both Lincoln and Jaguar. More of a boulevard cruiser than a sports car, the car perfectly captured the spirit of the original T-Bird. How the same people who came up with the Bullitt Edition Mustang could have resisted an “American Graffiti” version of the T-Bird in white is beyond us.
I remember the brakes and rims being the big deal those cars as in the only making it better than a gt. People felt a little "cheated" I think was the gripe on the small bump in power over a regular gt. Now those rims are no big deal and the brakes are more common. How things have changed in since 01 with cars with brake rotors bigger than rims of the last century.I remember that publicity with the 99 Cobras but AFAIK the bullitts weren't ever subject to that kind of negative publicity. They were only rated at 5-10 horsepower more than the regular GTs and with that intake manifold I could believe it.
Plus The 01 had 13" brakes. At the very LEAST they could have put GT500 Brembos on the 08s but Noooooo They decided painting a stock GT DHG and bolting a crappy hot air intake to it was enough.
I forgot about the marauder. That's a sexy automobile.The only thing I liked on that list was the bullitt stang. I thought some obvious ones were termi cobras, new edge mach 1s, (all new edge mustangs eventually), Pontiac WS6, merc marauder, thunderbird SC, GTO, s14 240, rx7 (if it's not already), gen 2 gst eclipse. I feel like these newer cars with all the bells and whistles are going to be so much more work to keep up in 20 or 30 years no one will want them. You'll spend more time fixing accessories than on the motor or drivetrain.