Ford GT vs Ferrai vs Porsche

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  1. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    :eek3: Jeebus!!! 0-60 in 3.3 seconds?? 0-150 in 16.9? .98g's on the skidpad??

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  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Well its first gear goes up to 60mph:eek3: :bowdown:
     
  4. fluff420

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    give me the porsche and some twisties and you my friend will get :fawkd:
     
  5. matrix243

    matrix243 My body, is ready.

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    "It wasn't even a contest. The Ford GT so completely dusted off its two highly recognized competitors that if we had wanted to make this a real challenge, we would have had to go way up the "supercar" price ladder. The $401,000 Saleen S7 is about as quick as the Ford GT, and we know of only one car that would surely outrun the Ford—the $659,000 Ferrari Enzo."
     
  6. fluff420

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    yeah dusted in a straight line who pulled more g's on the skid path porsche made 1.03g's :fawk:
     
  7. Village Idiot

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    The Ford tied the Ferrari for skidpad grip (0.98 g), and it handily outran the others in the lane-change test (70.1 mph versus the Porsche's 67.6 and the Ferrari's 67.2). The GT's handling neatly combined what we like best about the two other cars: It had the rock-solid stability of the Ferrari with less tendency to understeer, and although its tail could be gradually swung out, it wasn't as eager to do so as the Porsche.

    What really made for the GT's stunning two-second-per-lap advantage—it ran a lap in 1:32.13—was its ability to put the power down while exiting a corner. A tire that's cornering is more likely to spin if you give the car too much throttle. In the Porsche and Ferrari, sloppy throttle work resulted in a power slide. The GT hunkered down and dug out of the corners with impressive verve. Its corner-exit speeds were almost always higher than the others'. And even though the Ford did not have fancy ceramic brake rotors, its brakes never faded, and it stopped from 70 mph in the shortest distance (153 feet versus 167 for the GT3 and Stradale).
    Not everyone drives around in circles :)
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  8. fluff420

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    put all three in an autocross and my money is still on the porsche
     
  9. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Yeah, in a tight twisty autocross, of course the smallest car would have an advantage. But leave the parking lot, and the GT walks on the Porch.
     

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