New Ford GT Drag Races Old Ford GT, America Wins

New Ford GT Drag Races Old Ford GT 5 photos
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The original Ford GT of the mid-2000s and the new one are a world apart (more on this below). However, both supercars make for popular choices among social media figures. So the drag race that brought us here shouldn't come as a surprise.
This sprinting battle saw the new Ford GT owned by British vlogger Shmee150 getting together with an example of the first-gen model owned by Brooks of the Drag Times YouTube channel.

The hostilities took place on the latter vlogger's home turf, since the FGTs duked it out at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida.

Now, while the second-gen GT came to the drag racing event in stock form (dyno tests have shown it delivers more than the official 647 hp), we can't say the same about the older machine.

To be more precise, while the new kid on the block packs 590 hp at the rear wheels, the blown V8 of the original had been pushed to 650 hp at the wheels.

Ford has changed its supercar building ways since the original GT of the mid-90s. So while the mid-2000s model had an engine that originally came for a truck and was offered for a around $150,000 at the time, the newcomer is much closer to a racecar that's been given a road conversion.

The Blue Oval also plays the exclusivity card with the second-gen GT, with just 1,350 units of the $500,000 beast set to be built, as opposed to 1,350 examples for the original - those who wished to adorn their garage with a new GT needed to come up with attention-grabbing social media stunts as part of a complex buyer selection process.

So, what do all the said differences mean when these mid-engined delights are lined up next to each other at the track?

Well, you'll get your answer from the two clips below (the one on the left comes from Brooks and is centered on the racing, while the one on the right was delivered by Shmee and also talks about the driving experience offered by the two Ford halo cars).

Note that while Shmee is apparently a drag strip rookie, Brooks is used to living his life one quarter-mile at a time. Of course, while the Brit used the paddles to put that twin-turbo V6 to use, the American aficionado had to work the clutch.

Nevertheless, keep in mind that the 1,320 feet numbers (think: low-11s runs for both toys) don't take the driver's reaction time into account, as the clock only starts ticking once the vehicle gets off the line.

So, without further ado, I invite you to place your bets!

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