It’s been a while since Blue Oval finally revealed the upcoming Ford GT specs. Supercar is bound to become the fastest Ford ever made thanks to 647 horsepower and 550 feet-pound of twist coming out of rather unconventional second generation 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 found also in new Ford F-150 Raptor. Although Supercars don’t usually share their engines with pickups, this time it worked out both ways. Raptor gets it in intended, no nonsense form, while GT’s EcoBoost had been tampered with in order to be worthy for the supercar. This is where 200 horsepower discrepancy comes from.
But what about the competition? Most modern day supercars feature larger displacement V8, V10 and even V12 engines. That’s sure to be more than handful for GT’s “petite” V6, right? Well, no. Although numerous hypercars turn out more than 700, 800, 900 or even 1,000 ponies (not to mention the price), great many of them still find themselves in the 500-600 horsepower range. That’s less than what GT’s capable to offer. Moreover, none of them have the engine that’s smaller than the next gen EcoBoost. So, to cut the long story short, here are 10 prime examples of supercars delivering less horsepower with more displacement and cylinders than the Ford GT.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
Supercars were never Mercedes-Benz’s focus segment, but that never hindered them from having one or two in their portfolio at all times. One such performer currently, is the AMG-tuned GT R. Unlike the base AMG GT which packs 456 horsepower and AMG GT S which is good enough to be Formula 1 pace car due to its higher output of 503 horsepower, all-new AMG GT R generates 577 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. It still uses the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8 mill as its slower siblings. It’s just that AMG engineers have found the way to squeeze more juice out of it. They always do. Anyway, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R still trails the Ford GT by 70 ponies. Even track-only, 6.2L naturally aspirated V8-powered Mercedes-Benz AMG GTR doesn’t make more than 622 horsepower.