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    • Stock 2020 Shelby GT500 vs. stock McLaren 720S from dig and rolls

      There is no surprise here in the outcome here. The McLaren 720S trounces the new GT500 showing just how fast it is in stock form. The GT500 is not slow by any means but it needs some tuning before even approaching a 720S.


      The nice thing is, it only takes bolt on mods for a GT500 to be able to beat a McLaren 720S. Ford provides a very robust platform.

      We will see what the rematch looks like once the GT500 and presumably the 720S are tuned.

      For now, it's not even close.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Stock 2020 Shelby GT500 vs. stock McLaren 720S from dig and rolls started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Modded GT500 will get creamed a modded 720s
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Modded GT500 will get creamed a modded 720s
        Let's what some bolt ons do for the G500 against a stock 720S and then what the 720S does once tuned. Hopefully they go in that order.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Let's what some bolt ons do for the G500 against a stock 720S and then what the 720S does once tuned. Hopefully they go in that order.
        doubt hennesey will provide honest results, hot ticket mod item is now gt500 so they will boost that

        we all know 720s traps 150+ with just a tune on pump gas

        gt500 will needs lots of help and e85 just to hit mid 140s....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        doubt hennesey will provide honest results, hot ticket mod item is now gt500 so they will boost that
        That's a good point.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's a good point.
        Gt500 is just another powerful rwd pony car, just like the maro and challenger, there have been so many videos of these going up against the dragtimes 720(tuned and not). Summary, they dont have the traction to keep up with a 720s on anything other than highly prepped track on slicks, anything less than that and they will lose. 720s excellent lc and rear weight bias gives big advantage....
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Will a modded GT500 really wax a stock 720S? It's going to need to be making around 930 WHP to match the power to weight of a stock 720S, and then the 720S has a lot better traction (due to being mid engined) as well as (just a guess here) a DCT that is probably faster shifting.
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        Considering that this normal GT with a 2650 and kong intercooler ran a 8.72 @ 158 mph I would say a bolt on GT500 should be able to handle even a tuned 720S.



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      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Hells yeah.

        -Rich
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Yeah, I guess if it's a pure drag car.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blown6 Click here to enlarge
        Gt500 is just another powerful rwd pony car, just like the maro and challenger, there have been so many videos of these going up against the dragtimes 720(tuned and not). Summary, they dont have the traction to keep up with a 720s on anything other than highly prepped track on slicks, anything less than that and they will lose. 720s excellent lc and rear weight bias gives big advantage....
        +1

        On a front-engine RWD high powered car, you have no chance against a 720S on the street unless you've got AWD. Highway 60 to 120 pulls is not the only metric. Racing from a dig is part of the metric.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Batman Click here to enlarge
        Racing from a dig is part of the metric.
        I never stop at red lights or stop signs and make sure I'm always going at least 40. Try me.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I never stop at red lights or stop signs and make sure I'm always going at least 40. Try me.
        Click here to enlarge
      1. bmwsport's Avatar
        bmwsport -
        Modded 720s are in the 8's now also.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwsport Click here to enlarge
        Modded 720s are in the 8's now also.
        $200k 720S > 992 Turbo S Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        $200k 720S > 992 Turbo S Click here to enlarge
        This is the question that keeps me up at night.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        I'll take the Porsche. It's more practical. It has something resembling a back seat and it's roomier inside for guys my size.
      1. Blown6's Avatar
        Blown6 -
        911 Turbo has low exotic factor and is imitated by lesser 911s. It also has a flat(lol) exhaust note. Forget the back seats, they may as well be painted on.

        720s has no negatives really
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        If you're 5;8" and 160 lbs, you will have no problem fitting into a 720S. I am basically twice that size and over 6 ft tall with a muscular build. I have sat in a 911 and it's one of the few sports cars that I can actually drive for an hour without parts of my body cramping or feeling claustrophobic. The seats might be puny in the back but at least there is room back there to seat a "normal" sized adult or child on short trips or put my gym bag while someone else occupies the front passenger seat. I haven't sat in a 720S but reading the specs, interior space is at a premium and it's much smaller inside. In my opinion, the 911 is more of an everyday car than the 720S. As far a looks go, I like the fact that the 911 is a little understated and doesn't attract too much attention. It's not flashy, and it flies under the radar.
      1. bmwsport's Avatar
        bmwsport -
        The 720s actually has quite a bit of trunk/frunk space.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Batman Click here to enlarge
        If you're 5;8" and 160 lbs, you will have no problem fitting into a 720S. I am basically twice that size and over 6 ft tall with a muscular build. I have sat in a 911 and it's one of the few sports cars that I can actually drive for an hour without parts of my body cramping or feeling claustrophobic. The seats might be puny in the back but at least there is room back there to seat a "normal" sized adult or child on short trips or put my gym bag while someone else occupies the front passenger seat. I haven't sat in a 720S but reading the specs, interior space is at a premium and it's much smaller inside. In my opinion, the 911 is more of an everyday car than the 720S. As far a looks go, I like the fact that the 911 is a little understated and doesn't attract too much attention. It's not flashy, and it flies under the radar.
        There is no denying the 911 is the more comfortable and useable car. It's the everyday supercar.

        I'm annoyed I can't have both.