|| Le dim 23 nov 2003 17h17
Our radar gun clocks the Ford GT's 0-60-mph time at 3.8 seconds, and the quarter-mile sprint at 12.2 sec. with the speedometer indicating 121.6 mph. This emphatically beats the Ferrari 360 Modena's acceleration times of 4.3 sec. from zero to 60 mph, and its quarter-mile posting of 12.8 sec. at 112.5 mph.
Compared with the Ferrari 360 Modena, the Ford GT's horsepower advantage wins the acceleration contest hands down. And through various chicanes, the GT's roadholding ability also exceeds the Ferrari's. This is also shown in our slalom test. The Ford supercar can thread its way through the cones at an amazing average speed of 69.5 mph, that's more than 2 mph faster than the Modena's 67.4-mph pace. In the Ford GT, the driver can lap the racetrack close to its limits quickly but after that, less margin for error is permitted. This contrasts to the Ferrari's character of always involving the driver (more work needed) no matter if the car is asked to go half-pace or full-out.
Plus performante en ligne droite et sur la piste, et plus facile à mener aux limites que la Modena : la Ford GT semble réussie!!