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    Ford GT test numbers including curb weight, 0-60, 1/4 mile, skidpad, etc.

    The other day you saw that the Ford GT set the VIR lap record in Car and Driver's hands and their chosen track configuration. Well, what about the rest of the test numbers? Here they are and they are solid to say the least.

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    How is the acceleration? Strong, with 0-60 coming in 3.0 flat and 0-100 in 6.2 seconds. The 1/4 mile takes 10.8 seconds at 134 miles per hour.

    Those are good numbers but honestly not up to par for a supercar in the $500k range. A McLaren MP4-12C which is not even on the market any longer tops those figures. The entry level McLaren 570S tops those figures.

    That is the main problem here. The Ford GT just is not on the level of past McLaren models let alone the new 720S when it comes to the overall weight of the package and acceleration. Ford wanted to show what the 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 could do but it just does not have enough muscle to compete at this level. McLaren is producing superior performance cars for less money and a handful of them at that.

    3381 pounds is not heavy but once again McLaren undercuts this figure with every model they produce.

    What about the handling? Well, the Ford GT is glued to the road with 1.11g on the skidpad. Car and Driver says it feels like a roadgoing Le Mans car.

    The chassis and handling are obviously world class. The car just needs more muscle for 2018 and at its price point. Sorry Ford, McLaren raised the bar much higher than you anticipated.

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    Specifications

    VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

    PRICE AS TESTED: $525,750 (base price: $478,750)

    ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled Miller-capable V-6, aluminum block and heads

    DISPLACEMENT: 213 cu in, 3497 cc
    POWER: 647 hp @ 6250 rpm
    TORQUE: 550 lb-ft @ 5900 rpm

    TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

    DIMENSIONS:
    WHEELBASE: 106.7 in
    LENGTH: 187.5 in
    WIDTH: 78.9 in HEIGHT: 43.7 in
    PASSENGER VOLUME: 43 cu ft
    CARGO VOLUME: 0.4 cu ft
    CURB WEIGHT: 3381 lb

    C/D TEST RESULTS:
    Zero to 60 mph: 3.0 sec
    Zero to 100 mph: 6.2 sec
    Zero to 130 mph: 10.1 sec
    Zero to 150 mph: 14.5 sec
    Zero to 170 mph: 21.4 sec
    Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 3.6 sec
    Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.3 sec
    Top gear, 50-70 mph: 2.3 sec
    Standing -mile: 10.8 sec @ 134 mph
    Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 216 mph
    Braking, 70-0 mph: 145 ft
    Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.11 g

    FUEL ECONOMY:
    EPA combined/city/hwy: 14/11/18 mpg

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    @Sticky "Those are good numbers but honestly not up to par for a supercar in the $500k range."

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ///MPOSTER Click here to enlarge
    @Sticky "Those are good numbers but honestly not up to par for a supercar in the $500k range."
    Thanks

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    I have the $000,750 for either the as tested or base price. Anyone willing to give me the $525 or $478 portion to complete the purchase?? Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The chassis and handling are obviously world class. The car just needs more muscle for 2018 and at its price point. Sorry Ford, McLaren raised the bar much higher than you anticipated.
    I believe Heffner Performance is working on a solution for the "lack" of grunt.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
    I believe Heffner Performance is working on a solution for the "lack" of grunt.
    It should be going door to door with the 720S out of the box.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It should be going door to door with the 720S out of the box.
    This thing should run circles around the 720s on the track though. Nobody was expecting that type of straight line performance from McLaren they tea bagged the whole car industry including there own P1.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
    This thing should run circles around the 720s on the track though. Nobody was expecting that type of straight line performance from McLaren they tea bagged the whole car industry including there own P1.
    True but Ford should have known 134 traps weren't going to cut it on a $500k car when you have freaking Dodges making 800+ stock.

    McLaren has the Senna which will wreck this.

    The old Ford GT was more impressive in the context of the performance available at that time.

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