Ford GT proves capacity is not everything when confronting Shelby GT500 Review

Ford GT proves capacity is not everything when confronting Shelby GT500

After the encounters with the world’s top supercars, Brooks’ Ford GT (Drag Times) recently had the opportunity to compete with a Ford that is more powerful than it is and is the most powerful Ford today – Shelby GT500 . Although there is no power over 700 horsepower, but the GT still shows superiority thanks to lighter and more aerodynamic than the Shelby GT500.

It wasn’t until next month that the first Ford Shelby GT500s were delivered to customers, but Ford always had some exceptions, for its loyal customers. Palm Beach Dyno, a garage in Florida, USA is one such customer. Not only one, the owner of this garage received two Shelby GT500 and one of them was quickly upgraded with 720 horsepower power at the wheel. In this encounter, we also see for the first time the rpm setting mode for this model’s Launch Control. Accordingly, the allowable rpm of this mode will be set from 1,700 rpm to 3,200 rpm.

Opposing the Ford GT, the Shelby GT500, although more powerful and Launch Control, is somewhat weaker than the Ford supercar. One of the main reasons is because the Shelby GT500 is a bit too massive when compared to the GT, a car famous for its “shoulder to shoulder” cockpit. The Shelby weighs 1,916 kg while the Ford GT weighs only 1,385 kg.

In rpm settings from 3,200 rpm to 1,700 rpm in Launch Control mode, the Shelby GT500 is the least likely to slip around 2,100 rpm to 2,300 rpm. Not only that, another Shelby GT500 has been upgraded with 720 horsepower power at the wheel still can not beat the Ford GT.

In addition, we also admire the new Line Lock mode, developed by Ford specifically for the burning of tires on this model. When this mode is activated, the car will completely turn off the rear brakes and only the front brake works to keep the car still while burning the tires. This mode makes it easier to break the tires and does not damage the brakes of the vehicle.

Ford equips this car with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 Predator engine block. This engine block has a maximum capacity of 760 horsepower and a maximum torque of 847 Nm. Vehicles can reach speeds of 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds, completing 1/4 mile in 11 seconds. The car is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission instead of a conventional Ford manual and automatic transmission.

As for the GT, the car is equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with dual turbocharging. Although smaller and fewer cylinders, this engine block has a maximum capacity of more than 640 horsepower. With this power, the 3rd generation Ford GT can reach 100 km / h from a standing position in 2.8 seconds, a maximum speed of more than 350 km / h.

According to Carscoops

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