Its always a problem when one turns a mass produced essentialy cheap car into something else. Not that ford egineerign is known for excellence to start with. I think the vette probably has lots of really excellent engineering, and then some areas they just didnt have the money for but are easier to work around. That beign said, once your car is done, it will be interesting to hear how it "works" on track. Maybe youll be pleasantly surprised. Still theres no getting away from all that weight, and that will always be different to a c5 vette.