At 1000 whp and a car of that weight I think he should be doing better than 10 sec 1/4 miles.
Sure, if he had the proper tire on it for drag racing. To get a 1000HP car off the line fast enough to run what he "should" be running, he would have to be running a fat drag slick. I doubt if drag racing is what he *really* wants to do with the car, so he probably wasn't running a full drag slick. I would assume that tubbing a very expensive mid-engine supercar to run the proper width of slick would be out of the question (and probably impossible, given the engine configuration).
After damn near putting it in the wall on that botched pass, I don't think he'll be going backto the ol' 1/4 mile too often anyway.
If you have experience with high-performance street/strip cars, you know that there are a LOT of street-driven cars out there that absolutely CAN'T get good traction on street radials...to get a good ET at the track, they have to bolt on slicks. But, it doesn't mean the car is useless on the street with street-legal tires, it just means you can't launch the car, it means that you take off from stoplights very carefully -- or in second gear. If you can beat liter-bikes from a roll out on the interstate, you're doing OK in my book. Is this car excessive? Of course it is, it has twice the horsepower of a standard Ford GT. Is it "useless" or "over the line"? Absolutely not, to a true car guy.