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2006 Ford GT Drag Races A 1992 Dodge Viper: Video

Gone (at least temporarily) but not forgotten, the Ford GT still holds a special place in the hearts of Blue Oval fans and automotive enthusiasts alike. In fact, we’ve been treated to a host of Ford GT content as of late, watching all three generations of the iconic model square off in a drag race, while the newest model also faced off with a new C8 Corvette Z06 recently as well. Now, its predecessor – this 2006 Ford GT – was recently lined up against a 1992 Dodge Viper by the folks at Carwow in what proves to be yet another intriguing matchup.

2006 Ford GT vs 1992 Dodge Viper Drag Race - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

While these vehicles are somewhat similar in that they were once halo-type sports cars for both manufacturers, they couldn’t be much more different, otherwise. For example, the Ford GT seen here is powered by the supercharged 5.4L V8 making 560 horsepower that’s mated to a six-speed manual transmission, while the original Dodge Viper packs a naturally-aspirated 8.0-liter V10 sending 400 horsepower to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual as well.

Though it’s down big time in terms of power compared to the Ford GT, the Viper is a bit lighter at 3,285 pounds versus 3,483. Of course, these things sometimes don’t matter once the rubber meets the road, and sure enough, the Dodge roadster gets the jump in the first race between these two. However, the GT does manage to reel it in and take the victory, using its extra power to its full advantage at the top end of the track.

Even after nearly stalling out on the second run, the Ford GT takes home yet another easy win, recording a quarter-mile pass of 12.2 seconds versus the Viper’s 12.5 clicks. Subsequent roll races produce nearly identical results, proving once again that sometimes, horsepower is truly king.

We’ll have more cool videos like this to share soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford GT News and 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Randy

    Why drag race test these cars? These cars were built for road course racing. Makes about as much sense as testing a COPO Camaro and a Cobra Jet Mustang on a 1/4 mile dirt track.

  2. Ed Moffett

    Yuk. I turned the video off at 02:27. Too much pointless banter, too little information.


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