Watch a Ford GT Go Head-to-Head with a Lamborghini Aventador
A Race Between Two Completely Different Supercar Philosophiesby Safet Satara, on
Having friends with a lot of money pays off. I am presenting to you an awesome drag race between the Ford GT and the Lamborghini Aventador. The two supercars went head-to-head in a showdown where we could witness two completely different supercar cultures clashing with a bang.
Yet, before I get into the subtle intricacies and nuances about the Ford GT and the Lamborghini Aventador, I have to say that guys at DragTimes did a wonderful job of taking the right time for the cars they let loose at the drag strip.
I have to reveal one secret right now though. The Ford GT did a few ¼ of a mile runs even before going head-to-head in a rolling drag race against the Aventador. It achieved a top speed of 132.3 mph and covered ¼ of a mile in a freaking 10.89 seconds. It could do it in 10.5 with some subtle tweaks.
Ford GT vs Lamborghini Aventador
As it turns out, the owner of the Lamborghini Aventador did not want to mess with the clutch. So, don’t expect to see stationary launches here. I am cool with that. After all, clutch replacement can go for as high as $8-10k for the Aventador Single Clutch transmission. It’s not pocket money.
This is the first main differentiating factor between the GT and the Aventador. The Aventador rolls around with a single clutch gearbox, while the GT comes on with a fantastic double clutch.
Don’t be hard on the guy in the Aventador. Rolling drag races are even more amazing if I am to judge.
Other differences between the two are quite obvious.
The Ford GT is all about aero efficiency and lightweight. It tips the scales at 3,400 lbs, while the Aventador officially weighs at 3,700 lbs.
A noticeable difference for sure. Then, we have the biggest difference of them all - the engine.
The Ford GT comes with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost that develops 647 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque, with the Lamborghini Aventador sporting that sublime-sounding naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter, V-12 with 690 horsepower and 507 pound-feet of torque. Plus, all the power for the Ford GT goes to the back. The Aventador is a bit more sophisticated in that regard - it sends power to all four wheels.
Obviously, some serious discrepancies between these two. As per the title, we have here a clash of two different supercar philosophies.
I will not reveal the final results, of course, but I will tell you that the 0-60 mph time, according to official data, should be really close for both of the cars. You won’t be seeing any 0-60 mph conducted by either of them, but you will see how the GT and the Aventador cope one against another at higher speeds. Can the turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost match the V-12? Will the V-12 justify its unbeatable image?
Read our full review on the 2017 Ford GT.
Read our full review on the 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S.