Can the Ford Mustang EcoBoost stand up to a Nissan Skyline GT-R R32?
The 2.3-liter, forced-induction EcoBoost four-cylinder engine produces 317 hp and 319 lb-ft (432 Nm) of torque, and with the six-speed automatic transmission directing the thrust to the rear wheels, it takes 5 , 8 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km / h) from a standstill. Keep the right pedal pinned to the ground, and you’ll end up seeing 145 mph (233 km / h) on the speedometer in the Euro-spec.
So, the Mustang EcoBoost might not be a dragster, but does it actually have a chance against the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32? The old Godzilla and the modern muscle car met in a drag race on the right bank of the Atlantic Ocean not too long ago, and proved their worth in a sprint of a quarter mile.
We don’t know if the R32 has been tuned in any way, but without anyone fiddling with the oily bits, it can do 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) in 4.7 seconds, before to type at 155 mph (250 km / h). Its 2.6-liter twin-turbo inline-six produced 280 hp and 266 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque at the time, according to Nissan, working in concert with a five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
Although the official horsepower is rated at 280 hp, it is well known that all GT-R R32s actually had over 300 hp available. Thus, it has the upper hand in terms of power and straight-line performance. But did it really beat the Mustang EcoBoost? The answer is just a click away below.