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2017 Ford GT gets smoked by McLaren 720S, a supercar at half the price

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McLaren 720S vs Ford GT

From a rolling and standing start the McLaren 720S took the Ford GT to Gapplebees in an embarrassing display for the half a million Ecoboost supercar.

It looks like the boys in Sealy, TX aka Hennessey Performance, got their hands on a McLaren 720S and all-new Ford GT and had themselves a bit of fun before presumably wrenching on them. The impromptu drag race they dropped on YouTube earlier today was downright embarrassing for one of the two. Take a look at the video for yourself below but it’s clear that one is the superior car, at least in a straight line.

First if all, this video is a no-fuss drag race without the fluff so props to Hennessey Performance for not dragging it out longer than it needed to be.

The first race they did was a drag race from a dig and although the Ford GT gets the jump on the McLaren, the Brit pulls away from the American like it’s standing still. Then again, it’s not all that surprising looking at the tale of the tape but we’ll get into that a bit later.

The next race is a rolling start AKA “from a roll” and it’s much the same as the first race with the McLaren 720S pulling literal bus lengths ahead of the new Ford GT. How embarrassing.

The tail of the tape sort of explains it.

The McLaren 720S has a slightly larger engine by half a liter and two more cylinders to play with thanks to its turbocharged V8 with available 710 HP and 568 lb-ft. In comparison, the Ford GT with Ecoboost V6 has a smaller engine and two less cylinders to work with making just 647 HP and 550 lb-ft.

But, perhaps the Ford GT is lighter? After all, it’s not that far removed from being a race car. Not so, the American weighs in at 3,354 pounds while the Brit undercuts the Ford by close to 200 pounds at 3,161 pounds.

And don’t get me started on the price as the Ford GT retails for around $500,000 and the McLaren 720S is a relative bargain at around $284,000.

And since the McLaren 720S entered volume production, there are plenty more available than the “exclusive” Ford GT.

The McLaren is cheaper, faster, a better car to live with day-to-day as per numerous YouTube videos by owners, so, why would anyone want to own this Ford Supercar and its turbocharged F-150 engine if there’s something better to own?

Source: Hennessey Performance

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