It’s fine. I’m not hurt at all. 80% of you selected the NSX as your 90s teenage dream. But hey, the VR-4 I shot last year is up sale now, just sayin’. Anyway, this week, let’s phone a friend. Larry from AMMO cleaned up this Doug DeMuro favorite (and really gross) Ford GT. Does it stand a chance against the vaunted 911 GT3 RS?
The 2005 Ford GT vs the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
These two automotive personality powerhouses certainly have their favorites, and they recently combined in a weird Voltron to bring you this Ford GT. Larry found it in a barn. It was a mess. Now, it’s been brought back to life. Mr. DeMuro actually owns one (his is blue), and he claims it to be one of his favorite cars ever.
Against it, let’s pick a Larry favorite, or should I say the Larry favorite – a 911. 964s are difficult to find, so let’s find one that can keep up (speed and cost) with the Ford. Ah, yes, a GT3 RS, Lizard Green, with the “Weissach Package” – whatever that means. Fair to say the ultimate 911, yes?
Which makes the better driver’s car?
The 2005 Ford GT
I’ll include a link to the video, but the story here is that this car sat in a barn and rotted away due to its owner leaving this mortal coil. A rarity for Talk Me Out Of It – I’ve actually spent some time with this GT in the flesh, and aside from a few remnants of smelly in the cabin, Larry did his usually amazing magical restoration job. It has:
- 2,600 miles
- No accidents – it’s been in a barn
- The only options are a stereo and real painted blue stripes. I’m a sucker for the basic wheels, so no complaints there.
- All the good stuff – six-speed manual, 550 horsepower supercharged V-8. You’re basically just missing Matt Damon and Christian Bale.
- Recent maintenance
- Bid to $315,000 so far – these things go into the $500s – maybe more
- I hit my head on the door a lot while shooting it, so be aware that getting in and out is an exercise in dexterity.
Now, a majority of Ford GTs are going to be like this – low miles, excellent shape, priced to live in. The question here is, do you want the history that comes with this Ford GT, because it’s both bad and good.
I wonder though, if we want that 911…
The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
A Turbo? Too pedestrian. A GT3? Not special enough. Ah, but this RS might just be one Larry would be proud to detail. It has:
- 5,400 miles
- Lizard Green – it’s a color that you’re either YES! or very much no.
- Sad face – it’s the PDK, not a manual because the RS never had one
- No accidents, nothing bad
- I’ll say it – aside form the already loud color, I’d call the taste questionable – check the customized door sills, for example.
- Does have some good kit though – PCCBs, exhaust, center lock wheels, and tons of carbon fiber, even the floor mats. Like I said – questionable.
- At this price point – two chips in the windshield and random PPF placement isn’t acceptable.
- A naturally aspirated flat-six good for 520 horsepower, along with a wider Turbo body and 22 fewer pounds than your neighbor’s wife’s regular GT3.
Now, this might be the ultimate 911, but it’s still half the price of the Ford by the time all will be said and done. I can’t think of a more focused track weapon than this car – it’s meant for a connoisseur. Sure, a Carrera GT might be more in line with the specialness of the Ford (and era appropriate), but no car is more “Larry” than a track-focused 911.
So, what’ll it be? THIS Ford GT, or WHAT’S UP GUYS Porsche 911 GT3 RS?
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