Hennessey Performance lined up their Ford GT against a Lamborghini Huracan for a good old fashioned drag race, and you’ll never believe who won.
Last time we saw Hennessey get a Lamborghini Huracan (courtesy of Ecurie25 Supercar Club) they pitted the Italian sports car against a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that has more horsepower than a runaway freight train. Needless to say, the Lambo lost in spectacular fashion.
Now the same LP 580-2 Spider Huracan is being pitted against a stock Ford GT. If this seems like yet another unfair fight, you’d be correct.
Unlike the normal Lamborghini Huracan which sports all-wheel-drive and a good 630 hp, this version only provides power to the rear wheels and also has a detuned V10 engine. Power is rated at 572 horses with only 393 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in 3.4 seconds, with a top speed just shy of 200 mph.
The GT, on the other hand, is as good as it’s ever been. Under the hood is a 3.5-L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 producing 647 hp and 550 lb-ft torque. Zero to sixty is done in 2.8 seconds. Zero to 100 mph is done in 6 seconds, with a top speed of 216 mph.
Both cars weight around 3,400 lbs. Both cars have a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Both cars look like alien fighter jets ready to take over the Earth. But only one can be first at the finish line.
And naturally, it’s the GT. This would be a totally different race if this was a real Huracan, but the baby Huracan just doesn’t have the gumption to take on the GT. It did get a good start and was able to hold on for a time, but the GT just walked away about halfway down the track.
We know that Hennessey has some plans for the GT, including a plethora of engine upgrades to get even more power out of that 3.5-L EcoBoost, but they’ve been quiet on that front in favor of the upcoming Venom F5 supercar. We’ll have to be patient while the Hennessey team gears up to bring us an even more bonkers GT.