We’ve got some GoPro video of a 2005 Ford GT taking on a McLaren MP4-12C. The old school all manual Ford GT is powered by a 5.4L Supercharged V8 and is modified with a pulley swap, tune and exhaust from Heffner Performance putting down 651 HP to the wheels on a DynoJet Dyno. The McLaren MP4-12C is all stock with it’s 3.8L Twin Turbocharged V8 with 616 HP and a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. McLaren MP4-12 Performance: 10.2 @ 135 MPH Ford GT Performance: 10.6 @ 132 MPH
Here is a great video of a 2012 McLaren MP4-12c running heads up against a Ford GT with a pulley, tune and throttle body upgrade in a 1 mile rolling start race. The McLaren is bone stock and hasn’t had the 2013 factory upgrade done yet that adds another 30-40 horsepower. We’ve had similar Ford GTs on the dyno putting down 635 horsepower to the rear wheels and we just reported on a non-updated McLaren putting down 517 horsepower to the rear wheels. The power to weight ratio is pretty close between the two with the McLaren at 5.81 Read More
A turbo Ford Mustang at South Georgia Motorsports Park gets totally airborne half way down the drag strip. Take a look at this amazing video and how he recovered without hitting the wall or anything else.
Here is a heads up race between a 2005 Ford GT and a 2010 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 at the recent StreetCarDrags Event at Palm Beach International Raceway. The Ford GT has a pulley and tune upgrade by Heffner Performance and the ZR1 is stock. Both were running on street tires and struggling a bit off the line with the best run of the day for the Ford GT at 11.09 @ 131 MPH and 11.3 @ 128 MPH for the ZR1. We also weighed both cars with the Ford GT coming in at 3,430 pounds and the ZR1 3,299 Read More
Here is a good heads up one mile drag race between a McLaren MP4-12C vs a Ford GT modified with a pulley and tune. The Ford GT hangs in there pretty well with the latest and greatest technology of the MP4-12C only losing ground while shifting it’s manual transmission vs the MP4-12C’s super fast dual clutch.
The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet is factory produced all out drag racing car that runs high 8’s at over 150 MPH. At a cost of over $100k we’re thinking they should include some time at driving school. Take a look at this unfortunate accident where the driver does a huge wheel stand and ends up hitting the wall.
With a 5.8L Supercharged V8 pumping out 662 horsepower via only two wheels and a manual transmission, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can be quite a handful to get off the line with a good launch. Here is a video demonstration of the launch control feature which allows the driver to select the appropriate launch RPM between 2,500 and 5,200 RPMs. After the launch RPM is selected the driver puts the car in 1st gear, keeps the clutch pedal in and floors the gas pedal. After the RPMs reach the selected amount the clutch is quickly released and the Read More
We’ve got some real numbers for the all new 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 powered by a 5.8L Supercharged V8 rated a 662 horsepower. 5.0 Mustang and Super Fords put one on a DynoJet where it put down 609 horsepower and 609 ft-lbs of torque at the rear wheels. There were also some drag strip runs done where the new GT500 was running 11.6 @ 125 MPH, which is much quicker and faster than any of it’s nearest competitors, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT8 492. Take a look at the dyno graph and video below. Stock 2013 Ford Read More
We attended the StreetCarDrags private rental on May 6th 2012 where we this 2005 Ford GT with a Heffner Pulley and Tune upgrade was racing heads up vs a 2008 Dodge Viper with Belanger headers, exhaust and a Mopar tune. The Ford GT was making 630 horsepower while the Dodge Viper was running 600 horsepower at the wheels. Reaction times and launches were pretty close with the Ford GT edging out the Viper with an 11.4 vs 11.6. Weather was pretty bad with a DA of over 2,000 so we expect both cars to perform much better with decent weather Read More