2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition Gets Subjected To A Trial By Dyno

Last summer, Ford unveiled the GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the Monterey Car Week, paying homage to their 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1967.

The supercar sports a Race Red finish on the outside, contrasted by white stripes that run across its length.

Other details are the special graphics on the hood and doors, 20-inch forged aluminum rims and an exposed carbon fiber package to further distinguish it from the rest of the second-gen GT family.

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One of the clients that took delivery of the Ford GT Heritage Edition is John Hennessey. The owner of Hennessey Performance hasn’t messed around with the exotic model so far, but he has subjected it to one special test.

The Ford GT was strapped to a dyno in an attempt to find out just how powerful it is. And the video that follows below answers this exact question.

Officially, the twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 churns out 647 hp (656 PS / 482 kW) and 550 lb-ft (745 Nm) of torque at the crank – the same as the non-Heritage Edition GT. Under full throttle, the new GT accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 3 seconds, and goes up to a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h). So, let’s see just how much power that V6 produces in the real world, as per Hennessey’s dyno run.

 

  • LJ

    So, factoring in drivetrain loss, it’s making 640hp on the low end (10% loss), and 685pm on the high end (18%).

    • eb110americana

      At 10% loss, this would be 646.3 hp, which is surprisingly close to the rated 647 hp.

  • john1168

    That’s the best audio I’ve heard yet for this engine. Usually it sounds like crap but this didn’t sound too bad.

    • eb110americana

      I wouldn’t say it sounds like crap. It doesn’t sound as good as an NA V8, but there are definitely worse sounding turbo V8s out there–and pretty much everything is running a turbo these days. This just sounds a bit more “gravel-y” in the enclosed space.

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