Ford and Ferrari have a motorsports rivalry that reaches back five decades to Le Mans. Today, it looks like Dearborn is rekindling its enmity with Maranello by getting back into the super-car game.
Yes, Ford is set to reintroduce its fabled GT, an exotic machine that, on paper at least, looks like it will really put the hurt on other top-tier automobiles. But Ferrari will not go down without a fight. Which do you prefer the Ford or Ferrari? Let’s explore this topic.
The GT is powered by a brand-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that promises to deliver more than 600 horsepower. It’s matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle that should change gears faster than you can even think.
Aluminum and carbon fiber increase strength while simultaneously reducing weight. The former material is used in the GT’s front and rear sub-frames, the latter in its passenger compartment and structural body panels.
Ford took first, second and third places at Le Mans back in 1966 and it looks like they could do it again with this exciting new car.
In contrast, Ferrari takes a more traditional powertrain approach with its 488 GTB. For the uninitiated, that trio of letters stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. Underhood this lust-worthy car features a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 that’s packs a wallop, 661 horses and 561 lb-ft of twist.
With that much oomph on tap the GTB can hit 62 miles an hour (100 km/h) in as little as 3.0 seconds, a blitz that’s enabled by a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
Ensuring it steers as well as it accelerates, this Italian-exotic features magnetic dampers for excellent performance and brakes that are derived from the brand’s flagship LaFerrari model.
Ford vs. Ferrari, GT or 488 GTB, which of these ultracars would YOU rather own? Compare them directly right here and please make sure to vote in our latest poll! Please?