Oh snap! Ford performance track showdown!

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    #62 firestarter2, Jan 30, 2018
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    I am guessing that video was crafted to create a narrative and a nice even spacing between cars. I would guess some of the cars are much closer than shown and some are much further away.

    I will say there is a local GT that I could not keep up with last year. He had slicks and I was on streets though. That being said I gained 10 seconds on the same track so in the end its really more driver than car at our level.

    Cool video but the numbers do not mean much.
     
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    Cool little fun video. I saw it when I fired up my company computer in the office this morning. It's the first thing that pops up on Ford's intraweb home page today.
     
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    I imagine the times were set individually, which helped determine the spacing for the start of the final race.

    Would love to see a full lap of each car on its own.

    -T
     
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    I suspect they set the spacing to fit the times they wanted. :D
     
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    The gaps did seem somewhat exaggerated, but I would expect the order to fall exactly how it did given equal drivers etc, no?
     
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    #67 Zitrosounds, Jan 30, 2018
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    Turns out the Mustang GT is a PP1 car as it is a European car. I am pretty certain that a Ford GT is 7+ seconds faster than an R. The number may not mean much but it is certain a Mustang with PP is not even close to a GT350R in a pros hands. However, on the track, my personal experience in my run groups along with a two GT3's, we are pretty evenly matched. Many mustangs new an old run and they are not even close. C7's with slicks are pretty quick. I'm still running SC2's. I'd say it is all relative and in my group level the R is one of the fastest cars in the group. Did you read the article I shared where the 18 Mustang GT PP went up against the SS 1LE? It got STOMPED!!!! The SS1lE is close in performance to the GT350 and 2 or so seconds slower than an R.
     
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    The video showing the finish is consistent with the gaps in start times. The GT350R started 8 seconds before the Ford GT and the R's finish time was little over 7 seconds slower.
     
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    It's like bracket racing, but on a road course. I like it!
     
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    I'm sure they did.

    This is far from the first time Fords have been staged in such a race. Here's one from over 30 years ago (disregard the 2012 in the title, it's when these Japanese guys subtitled the old video, not the actual date of the race).

    Niki Lauda - Mclaren Ford Corsworth F1 race car vs John Watson - Porsche 928 vs James Hunt - Ford Sierra.

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    Every thread that guy is in turns into a shitshow...
     
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