Almost as fast as a Viper TA! Seriously impressive time and also Randy Pobst's "Best Driver's Car"-pick. In the whole competition the car got second place only getting beaten by the Huracan Evo.
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 lap time at Laguna Seca (post 1988)
|Track||Laguna Seca (post 1988)|
|Vehicle||Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Mk VI facelift)|
|Power / weight||771 ps / 1886 kg|
|Peak speed||225 kph (140 mph)|
|Average speed||138 kph (86 mph)|
|Submitted||10.01.2021 by Hoppelmoppel123|
|Source||Road & Track magazine (United States)|
Reference: Road & Track - 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 CFTP Hot Lap! - 2020 Best Driver's Car Contender
|Porsche 911 Turbo S||1:33.21||-0.6|
|Porsche 911 GT3 RS||1:33.29||-0.5|
|SRT Viper TA||1:33.62||-0.2|
|Mustang Shelby GT500||1:33.81|
|Viper SRT-10 ACR||1:33.92||+0.1|
|911 Turbo S Exclusi..||1:34.00||+0.2|
|Ford GT (Mk II)||1:34.00||+0.2|
|BMW M850i (G15)||228||+2.7|
|Aston Martin DB11 V8||227||+1.7|
|Wiesmann GT MF4-S||226||+0.7|
|Lamborghini Diablo VT||226||+0.7|
|Mustang Shelby GT500||225 kph|
|Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6||225||-0.3|
|Audi RS5 (9T)||222||-3.3|
|E 500 Coupe||220||-5.3|
DodgeHEMI426 1w ago
Corvolet3 1w ago
My guess is because Laguna Seca is a track like Hockenheim GP, full of long straights. So it can use its sheer amount of power much better. That's probably the reason the 911 Turbo is so fast here as well
196ss 1w ago
Impressive laptime indeed.
It's strange for me that they picked Huracan Evo first over this beast. May be they just don't wanted to repeat Motortrend choice?
SpeedKing 1w ago @Corvolet3
Hockenheim(4.6km) is a faster track than Laguna Seca(3.6km) which has shorter straight sections as is evident by the Senna's lap times ie. 1:40(H) vs 1:27(LS)...
Cocobe 1w ago @Corvolet3
Hockenheim is wayyy faster indeed. Considering you have a couple corners that you don't even need to brake for, then you have turn 1 which you can take at like 150kph, or the turn after the hairpin at 200+kph.
Laguna Seca has a lot of hills tho. There are a couple straights that are quite steep, and that's where powerful cars can make up 1-2 seconds. It also has 3 very tight corners.
If power was such a factor at Laguna Seca, the 991.1 500hp gt3rs, with so little power and so little torque wouldn't have beat this gt500 beast which has SO much more power, and stickier tires too.
Corvolet3 1w ago @Cocobe
And still the 911 Turbo of that era was faster on the track, even if marginally. And I'm talking about a car that isn't even intended for track racing.
It could probably be the fact that the GT3 RS of that generation wasn't that fast to begin with considering even a Corvette C7 Grand Sport was faster on some German tracks even. Could be that this specific GT3 RS was a modified press car, because even with a weight difference of 400kg the difference can't be that big.