Watch this Ford GT take on a first-gen Aventador in a rolling race.
Once again we turn to DragTimes to see what happens when two ludicrously expensive supercars line up for a good old fashion race.
On the left, a 2018 Ford GT. Under the hood is the 3.5-L twin-turbo V6 that Ford uses in the Raptor pickup, but tuned to produce 647 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is advertised as taking just 2.8 seconds, but as you’ll see in the video, actual acceleration to 60 mph takes 3.1 seconds.
Considering the number of times this guy has drag raced, we’re inclined to believe this is as good as it gets for the GT.
On the plus side, the GT has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and weighs in at just 3,354 lbs. You’ll note that this welter-weight comes at the cost of virtually any storage at all, which you’ll see in the earlier portion of the video compares pretty unfavorably to the McLaren 720S which can fit a set of overnight luggage handily.
Then we come to the Lamborghini Aventador. This appears to be a first-generation model, which means it’s got 690 hp from its naturally aspirated V12 and 509 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty takes just 2.9 seconds (although we’re inclined to think it's a little closer to 3 seconds than 2.9) on its way to a top speed of 217 mph.
Because the Aventador has a single-clutch transmission (and because the car itself costs almost half a million dollars), the driver didn’t want to subject his only clutch to the harshness of a true drag race. So instead, we have to content ourselves with a rolling race.
For most of this race it’s neck and neck, but then the GT slowly crawls ahead of the Aventador just before the finish line. The GT is roughly 400 lbs lighter, so this probably gave it the edge.
We have to admit that if the Aventador driver wasn’t so afraid of needing a new clutch, the Lambo likely would have had the advantage from a dig thanks to its all-wheel-drive. Sometimes a little risk is worth the win.