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for a first time driver, i wouldn't suggest a gt. i started with a v6 mustang before i got my mach 1. also the 2011 v6's are no slouch. they are up there with my mach in terms of hp... a tough pill to swallow.
Take a driver course to learn how to handle the power! One of the expensive courses that obviously your parents can afford! Otherwise I would recommend something more tame for your first car and extreme lack of time behind the wheel. There a far too many young people like yourself that die everyday because of lack of experience! And too many parents that would pay all the money from their great wealth to buy the lost life back! Not enough money in the world to replace a child!!!!! Re think your options, please for both you and your families sake. Just an honest opinion that has fact tied in
1. You can't have enough experience to even be a particularly good driver even at legal speeds.
2. You're very likely to speed in that car.
3. Even if you don't speed or drive recklessly, you're likely to end up in a wreck (insurance is more expensive for kids for a reason - they crash a lot more than adults): best to drive a POS for 2-3 years to get those stupid fender benders out of the way before you make it an extra-expensive mistake.
But, all that's for you and your family to deal with. Tough to avoid overestimating your abilities, but that's already happened (or you wouldn't even be discussing a GT). Just try not to kill any innocent bystanders, or yourself.
Good luck - if you're the right sort of driver, you could be just fine. I hope you are (Mustang or not).
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