- Dec 21, 2009
Has anyone run a NFGT in a standing mile event yet? My wife is registered in our 2020 for this March. just curious on speeds. I'm guessing 185 - 190 depending on weather.
Thank you. That gives us a good idea on what to expectJohnny Bohmer Proving Grounds has a new standing-mile video of a stock 2017 Ford GT blasting through the standing mile in 26 seconds.www.motor1.com
Drag v. downforceDon’t know why the NGT isn’t faster. You’d think with its low-drag and 647hp it would run well into 190. My 06 when it was bone stock ran 180 at the Texas Mile. I’ve noticed the same with the NGT at COTA - no faster down the back straight than my old 12C
got any pictures?Ed, while a lot less than the NFGT, the '05 - '06 FGT has 500 lb of downforce at 180 mph (between 60-70% of that on the rear tires). That goes up with speed squared (so 617 pounds at 200 mph). If you get to watch the '05 in the 180 mph region plus it shoves the car down almost to the bump stops if everything is stock. It was pretty cool to watch the car suck down and drive it that speed at Ford's Michigan Proving Grounds (MPG) 5 mile oval...5 laps of full throttle until empty. You could see the pressure wave off the front of the car. So damn cool.
So not huge, but definitely not "neutral". But yes surely a lot less than the NFGT.