Standing Mile


SAGT

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Dec 21, 2009
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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.
 

Specracer

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SAGT

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Dec 21, 2009
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Thank you. That gives us a good idea on what to expect
 

Ed Sims

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Also FlagstaffGT has taken his NGT to the Mojave Mile. There is a report somewhere here on the Forum.

Ed
 

texas mongrel

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Don’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
 

Sinovac

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Don’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
Drag v. downforce
 
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sahlman

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Jul 21, 2011
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Drag v. downforce
Sinovac is right...the NFGT has a lot more downforce stock than the '05 - '06 and that also means it has a lot more drag unless it is a lot more efficient (lift / drag ratio). Which I don't think is possible.
 
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BIGFOOT

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Has anyone run the standing mile in a bone stock new GT500?
 

Ed Sims

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The '05-06 GT is close to aero neutral while the NGT has much more downforce (even in Velocity mode). The '05-06 became an amazing top speed car because of the lack of aero & engine with lots of modification potential. That combo has made for a 300 mph+ street car. No other car can do that in a mile.

Ed
 

sahlman

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Jul 21, 2011
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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.
 

roketman

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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.
got any pictures?
 

sahlman

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Jul 21, 2011
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Sorry Buddy, I wish I did have pictures of these runs. McGowan may from my runs or Walsh's. But I don't think so.
 

nota4re

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The downforce is very obvious when watching the GT's in the mile venues. They are VERY hunkered down and there's no perceptible height change as the driver transitions off the throttle at the end marker. Solid, confident, impressive.
 
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