Can A 1,000 HP Ford GT Beat The McLaren 720S In A Straight Line?

Since the McLaren 720S has come out on top in almost every duel it has entered, being beaten in a straight line is headline material.

The latest contender is a second-gen Ford GT that has approximately 1,000 HP (1,014 PS / 746 kW) at the crank, and 890 HP (903 PS / 664 kW) at the wheels. The GT’s 5.4-liter V8 has been fitted with two turbochargers and other tuned internals by Heffner Performance, and has reportedly burned a $40k+ hole in its owner’s pockets.

Also Watch: McLaren 720S Beats Porsche 918 In Rolling Drag Race

While this GT is almost twice as powerful as the stock variant, its rival, the mighty McLaren 720S, is bone stock. The 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 that powers it has 710 hp (720 PS / 530 kW) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque, enabling it to sprint from rest to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.9 seconds, and up to 212 mph (341 km/h).

Quite a few people have discovered that the engine of the British supercar is actually more powerful than advertised , but can it beat something that boasts an extra 300 horsepower at the crank? Find out by watching the following video.


  • Six_Tymes

    remember when Tesla S video first started popping up seemingly everywhere, racing and beating every car around, It got tiring… well you raccoon lovers may not be tired of seeing the raccoon race, but i’m tired. I hope something new and exciting comes along soon.

  • john1168

    Have I mentioned, I hate roll racing? 🙂 LOL

  • Shane

    The Ford had everything but proper gearing.

  • eb110americana

    So…7 minutes later, and we don’t really know which one is faster. There’s one decent run in the whole video, and the GT “redlights” a bit before the start, but seems to be faster until a few shifts take place and then the 720S just begins to start regaining ground just as the GT lifts. With a different start, maybe there would be different results. Who knows.

  • GobbleUp

    Funny how the fGT leaves early each time. And loses.

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