Ford GT Drag Races Aventador In A Quarter-Mile Showdown
3 January 2019 - motor1
The cars have similar performance on paper, and the racing action doesn't disappoint.
A fresh video is out from our friends at DragTimes, and we're stoked to share it. We see lots of drag racing action, but a new Ford GT lining up against a Lamborghini Aventador isn't your typical Friday night test-and-tune contest. That's exactly the kind of action we're treated to this time around.
Actually, there's an entire fleet of awesome supercars on hand, not the least of which being a McLaren 720S and a Lamborghini Huracan. There's mention of a Bugatti Chiron showing up as well, but the video focuses on the two cars pictured above. Not that that's a bad thing by any stretch.
Both supercars are factory stock, and on paper they match up pretty darned close. The Lambo checks in with its big 6.5-liter V12 making 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts), sent to all four wheels through a single clutch gearbox. The Ford GT's mill has half the cylinders and nearly half the displacement, but two turbos help the 3.5-liter V6 make 647 hp (482 kW). In the Ford, that power goes strictly to the back wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The power disparity is equaled out by weight, with the Ford GT being lighter by 300 pounds (136 kilograms).
Before lining up, the Ford GT made a couple timed solo quarter-mile passes and clicked off an impressive 10.85 at 131 mph. VBox data showed a zero to 60 time of 3.1 seconds, so the rear-wheel-drive GT was certainly getting a good bite off the starting line.
For the actual side-by-side racing, the Lamborghini driver didn't want to "mess with the clutch" according to the video, so the cars went from a roll at the starting line instead of a stationary launch. That's a bit unfortunate as it would be quite interesting to see these supercars launch from a dead stop, but the roll races are still pretty darned close.