Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Drag Races Corvette C8 “Stock”, is severely punished
Of course, the more balanced weight distribution brought about by the migration of the V8 helps to get out of line, among other things. And, like many C8 owners, vlogger Rear wheel drive, who brought us this quarter-mile stunt, made the most of it by practicing his throws.
In addition, the enthusiast equipped the ‘Vette with just enough non-factory bits so that it was out of stock. To be more precise, the 6.2-liter LT2, which delivers 495 hp as standard, now runs on a 100mm throttle body supplied by Solar Performance.
Regarding the power reduction, the original Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season rubber has been replaced by Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3 summer tires, also with a more generous section (325 instead of 305 mm) .
As the S550 incarnation of the Ford Mustang nears retirement, this generation’s independent rear suspension is hardly relevant. However, the GT500 with a dual-clutch transmission is a first for the muscle car segment, with super-fast gear changes being exactly what the doctor ordered for any type of racing.
The video below doesn’t mention any aftermarket hardware for this 2020 GT500, so we can talk about its supercharged 5.2-liter Predator V8 putting out 760 horsepower.
In theory, the GT500 should show its tail lights to the C8 Stingray, since the former comes with an official quarter-mile time of 10.7 seconds, while the Corvette needs 11.2 seconds for the task. . Still, with its front-engine setup and all that muscle to send out on the road, the ‘Stang might not be as easy to throw as its opponent.
Interestingly, the clip doesn’t show us the 1/4 mile figures for the two machines, only mentioning that the Corvette C8 did it in 11.22 seconds.
And if that factor, which is the one that determines the winner, doesn’t take into account the reaction times of the pilots, we can tell you that the gearbox wielding the C8 easily outperformed its opponent in terms of Christmas tree play. Thu. Oh, and the Chevy also delivered a 60-foot better time than the Ford, ensuring the muscle car stays behind when crossing the finish line.
You’ll find said brawl at the 3:32 timestamp, but the video also sees the Corvette battling other American toys, such as a Charger Hellcat and a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.