We’re not trying to start a horsepower war, since we know the Ford GT would more than likely spank a 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 around a road course with superior driving dynamics and layout. But numbers are numbers.
Ford Authority reports the 2017 Ford GT has officially been rated with a very healthy 647 hp figure, and 550 lb-ft of torque to boot. That makes it Ford’s fastest production car ever built. But, the C7 Corvette Z06 is also producing 100 extra units of twist at 650 lb-ft thanks to its beefy 6.2-liter LT4 supercharged V8 engine.
However, let’s not forget the GT is accomplishing these mad numbers, including a top speed of 216 MPH, will just a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine.
In all seriousness, it would be interesting to see a straight line race from a dig, even though we know the Z06 has a few issues putting power down to the rear wheels. We’d place our money on the Ford GT, also knowing it tips the scales at nearly 500 pounds less than the monstrous Corvette.
Ford will more than likely have to watch its back, though, since Dearborn isn’t the only place a mid-engine supercar is being developed. All signs point to a mid-engine C8 Corvette surfacing for 2019.