720S GT Hennessey

See How the Ford GT Stands Up Against the McLaren 720S

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What matters in this modern age of social media is Content Creation. Everyone has access to upload automotive insights, but it takes a true industry leader to show you how it’s done. So our friends in Sealy, Texas have quite a collection of the world’s most powerful cars. What better to do when Winter arrives than upload a series of drag races.

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John Hennessey owns the adjacent Lonestar Motorsports Park, and it has a road course and an NHRA 1/4 mile. Today’s contestants hail from Ford and McLaren, two brands that have been competing against each other for decades. America is represented by a 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition. It offers 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque from a 3.5-liter V6.

Flying the Union Jack is a new McLaren 720S. Also using twin turbos, its 4.0-liter V8 is rated at 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Dynos don’t lie, and many McLaren owners have reported more power at the wheels than the factory claims at the engine. There is also a difference in the curb weight, with Ford coming in 224 lbs heavier than the McLaren. Tell us which one would win in a 1/2 mile in the comments below and stay with us for more great Hennessey Performance updates. 

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